Wednesday reading: CLASS Award, CC schedule, ‘What If’ calculator

Minnesota  unveiled  its jerseys for the Hockey City Classic  at Soldier Field on Sunday Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m. CT vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten Network).

Minnesota unveiled its jerseys for the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field on Sunday Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m. CT vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten Network).

Air Force senior Stephen Carew and St. Cloud State’s Ben Hanowski, who will play CC next weekend, are two of the 10 national  Senior CLASS Award finalists.

Carew is the seventh consecutive Falcon to be a finalist for the award, joining Billy Devoney (2007), Frank Schiavone (2008), Mike Phillipich (2009), Matt Fairchild (2010),  Jacques Lamoureux (2011) and Paul Weisgarber (2012). Lamoureux became the first Air Force player in any sport to win the award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The award is divided up by sport.  Other men’s hockey finalists: Brett Beebe, Western Michigan; Danny Biega, Harvard; Kyle Bonis, Ferris State;  Alex Gerke, Connecticut; Brendan Jamison, Robert Morris; Brandon Nunn, Holy Cross; Cheyne Rocha, Army; and Steven Spinell, Miami.

Fan voting is underway at the award website or its Facebook page through March 25. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner, which will  be announced during the NCAA Frozen Four® April 11-13.

CC has the fifth-toughest remaining schedule in the WCHA this regular season.

Sioux Sports put out its annual ‘What If’ calculator so fans can predict upcoming WCHA games and then see how that may affect the final standings. If anything, it may give CC fans a reason to care about that Anchorage-Omaha series, for example.

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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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