Friday reading: Previews, honors, league attendance

CC Rylan Schwartz vs UNHThe league’s beat writers are back in the swing of things. Here are some recent articles, some looking back on recent games and others on the 20-day break.

Here is the Gazette’s look at how the holiday break may help the Tigers in preparation of their road series at Nebraska Omaha, which starts at 6:37 p.m. CT Friday to help out NBC Sports Network. Saturday’s game remains at 7:07 p.m. CT.

Here are preview notes from CCTigers.com and Nebraska Omaha with how the Brock Montpetit injury hurts the Mavs.

The Grand Forks Herald put out its weekly video preview.

Michigan Tech’s less-heralded players stepped forward this past weekend. Western Michigan travels to Bemidji State.

Minnesota Duluth’s 0-2 mark at the Florida tournament has prompted some line changes.

Boston College lost some experience along the blue line due to an injury,

The UMD radio guy put out his WCHA all-league ballot at this point in the season, Alexander Krushelnyski made his second team.

Seven WCHA teams, five headed to the new NCHC next season, are in the top 10 for attendance so far this season. Thanks to UMD sports information for compiling this info:

NCAA I Men’s Hockey Attendance Leaders (as of Dec. 28, 2012):

    Team                         Games        Att.           Avg.
  1 North Dakota                  8           93,999      11,749.9
  2 Minnesota                       8           98,514       9,851.4
  3 Wisconsin                       8           75,350       9,418.8
  4 Colorado College            12           83,283       6,940.2
  5 Boston College                 7           46,705       6,672.1
  6 UMD                                8          49,601      6,200.1
  7 Michigan State                  7          39,547       5,649.6
  8 New Hampshire                7          38519         5,502.7
  9 Nebraska Omaha            10          54,293        5,429.3
 10 Denver                          12          64,409        5,367.4
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About paisleyhockey
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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