Updated Thursday reading: News, previews and updates

CC will need to show more of this competitive fire for all 60 minutes to win at Minnesota this weekend.

There’s been some good beat work this week. Here’s my attempt to catchup with all of it.

Here’s an update on CC’s opponent, Minnesota, including lines and injuries and CC’s preview notes.

North Dakota’s injury troubles continue and other updates.

The emotions of the league race are heating up of late with UNO coach Dean Blais commenting on Dominic Zombo‘s one-game suspension and some harsh words after the incidents involving Minnesota and North Dakota.

It’s not just in the WCHA. Yale’s coach was reprimanded and the CCHA handed out some suspensions as well.

Nebraska-Omaha leans on its good penalty kill.

No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth plays at home for the first time in 63 days, which makes its recent 14-1-3 run all the more impressive.

The new-look WCHA will have a 28-game conference schedule in 2013-14. That may limit the Big Ten and NCHC’s chances at lining up a lot of nonconference games with them.

Minnesota State in Mankato is looking to improve the Verizon Wireless Center so the men’s and women’s hockey teams can make that arena their home seven days a week, instead of just game days. It’s great to see the state and school investing more in the program.

St. Cloud State goalie Nathan Hardy is profiled. Here’s North Dakota’s preview notes.

The Gazette has started doing daily podcasts including this one on Jeff Collett moving up to the top line at right wing. Here’s Wednesday’s podcast about Gabe Guentzel facing his father. This story deals with how the CC coaches are trying to motivate the Tigers out of their 2-3-1 idling since winter break.

Here’s an update on Alaska-Anchorage’s academic troubles including a correction and the WCHA players of the week. Here are preview notes for Alaska Anchorage’s trip to Wisconsin.

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About paisleyhockey
I am a freelance writer specializing in sports with 20-plus years of experience.

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