Tuesday reading: Bachman, McElhinney, Simpson, UND, Frozen 4

Former Tiger goalie Richard Bachman is embracing that his name was once the pseudonym for author Stephen King by wearing a Shining-inspired mask.

Bachman worked with the artist to create this mask, ignoring the fact that The Shining wasn’t a Bachman book.

I am guessing that it is because the book was set in Colorado and was inspired by the Stanley Hotel near Estes Park. Bachman is from nearby Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Bachman may participate in Tuesday’s DU pro camp at Magness Arena while former Tiger Curtis McElhinney is confirmed.

A new union is likely for CHL (Canadian major junior) players very soon. It will be interesting to see how this may affect the recruiting wars between NCAA programs and the CHL.

North Dakota’s Dillon Simpson is profiled and reviewed by Edmonton media. The 2012-13 roster for UND was announced on Monday and Taylor Dickin has transferred to Manitoba.

According to the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune, Bowling Green sophomore goalie Wyatt Galley withdrew from the school after not playing during the regular season last season and undergoing hip surgery this summer.

This looks like a good way to spur ticket sales: The NCAA Division III championship game may be played on the Friday in between the D-1 semifinals and championship in 2014 in Philadelphia.

Monday reading: AFA, Denver advance; BGSU shocks Ferris State

I took a break from college hockey Sunday night so here are that night’s Game 3 results.

AHA No. 1 seed Air Force 4, No. 8 UConn 3

The Falcons came back from two one-goal deficits to advance to the AHA Final Four in Rochester, N.Y. this weekend.

WCHA No. 3 seed Denver 3, No. 10 Wisconsin 2 OT

DENVER — For the second consecutive game, senior forward Luke Salazar scored the game-winning goal – this time 1:40 into overtime – as Denver skated to a 3-2 victory against Wisconsin in the final game of a WCHA best-of-three playoff series on Sunday night at Magness Arena.

WCHA Final Five at Xcel Energy Center

Thursday, March 15
Quarterfinal: No. 6 Michigan Tech vs No. 3 Denver, 2:07 pm CT
Quarterfinal: No. 5 St. Cloud State vs No. 4 North Dakota, 7:07 pm CT

Friday, March 16
Semifinal: Michigan Tech/Denver vs No. 2 Minnesota Duluth, 2:07 pm CT
Semifinal: St. Cloud State/North Dakota vs. No. 1 Minnesota, 7:07 pm CT

Saturday, March 17 Broadmoor Trophy championship game, 7:07 pm CT

CCHA No. 11 seed Bowling Green 4, No. 1 Ferris State 3 OT

Bowling Green came back from a three-goal deficit to top Ferris State in overtime and move on to the CCHA semifinals at Joe Louis Arena. The last-place Falcons are the lowest seed in CCHA history to make it to the CCHA Championship Tournament.

Bowling Green freshman forward Dan DeSalvo scored three straight goals, including the game-winner 2:38 into overtime, to top Ferris State, 4-3. Bowling Green junior goaltender Andrew Hammond made 28 saves in the win. At the other end of the ice, Ferris State senior goaltender Taylor Nelson stopped 33 shots.

Bowling Green will face Michigan in the semifinals next weekend and Miami will battle Western Michigan in the other semifinal matchup.

The top four seeds advanced in the ECAC while No, 7 Providence downed No. 2 UMass-Lowell 1-0 Sunday night to advance to the Hockey East semifinals.