Wednesday reading: Playoff preparation, Bachman, all-league picks

The way the DU hockey community made this meaningful moment happen for this UND fan, pictured at center right, is reason No. 2,779  to love college hockey.

Here’s an update on how CC and Mchigan Tech are preparing for their playoff series this weekend. The Huskies are staying in Colorado Springs since this week is the school’s spring break.

Former Tiger goalie Richard Bachman improved to 8-3-1 with a win at Vancouver Tuesday night. He admitted he had some nerves to overcome.

A cell phone came in pretty handy for St. Cloud State on Saturday night. Here’s the Inside College Hockey power rankings.

Future NCHC opponent Western Michigan dominated the All-CCHA rookie team honors recently.

Here’s a look at the Hockey East quarterfinals and predictions. Tiger fans should keep an eye on the Maine-Merrimack series for Pairwise purposes.

Here’s the CCHA bracket.

Here is my All-WCHA ballot as submitted for an upcoming WCHA blogger poll. Thanks much for the invite, Tradition of Excellence.

I’ll link to that once made available.

All-WCHA First Team

F – Jack Connolly, UMD

F – Jaden Schwartz, CC

F – J.T. Brown, UMD

D – Justin Schultz, UW

D – Ben Blood, ND

G — Kent Patterson, UM

All-WCHA Second Team

F – Drew Shore, DU

F – Rylan Schwartz, CC

F – Danny Kristo, ND

D – Brad Hunt, BSU

D – Gabe Guentzel, CC

G – Josh Thorimbert, CC

All-WCHA Third Team

F – Nick Bjugstad, UM

F – Jason Zucker, DU

F – Brock Nelson, ND

D – Joey LaLeggia, DU

D – Nate Schmidt, UM

G – Dan Bakala, BSU

All-WCHA Rookie Team

F – Kyle Rau, UM

F – J.P. LaFontaine, MSU

F – Matt Leitner, MSU

D – Joey LaLeggia, DU

D – Andrew Prochno, SCSU

G –  Juho Olkinuora, DU

WCHA Player of the Year – Jack Connolly, UMD

WCHA Defensive Player of the Year – Justin Schultz, UW

WCHA Rookie of the Year – Kyle Rau, UM

WCHA Coach of the Year – Mel Pearson, MTU

*WCHA Goaltender of the Year will be the First Team Goaltender

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I am the college hockey writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette focusing on the Atlantic Hockey Association, National Collegiate Hockey Conference and Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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