Thursday reading: CC, TV, WCHA, UAA, CCHA, Hockey East, Army

TV imageCC fans: Please remember to bring a new or gently used stuffed animal for Saturday’s Teddy Bear Toss during first intermission of the Minnesota game.

Here are the preview notes for CC, including news that ROOT Sports will broadcast Friday’s game as will FS North and FS Southwest.

UM freshman goalie Adam Wilcox is the national Rookie of the Month for November. UNO’s Ryan Walters (15 points) was the player honoree, beating out a strong candidacy for CC senior Scott Winkler (14 points).

Minnesota closes out the first half of the season in Colorado Springs. Here are the preview notes.

Here is this week’s USCHO column on the WCHA, including a short feature on UND captain Andrew MacWilliam.

Bowling Green’s struggles are the subject of this week’s CCHA column.

Alaska-Anchorage lost a little-used walk-on player to Canada or the Division III ranks, where he can play more often.

The Hockey East coaches’ letters to Santa were intercepted once again by the USCHO columnist.

The Army captain is a Rhodes finalist.

Friday reading: Features and previews

The Tigers will need a strong start to keep the boisterous Duluth crowd from energizing the defending national champs.

Forgive CC senior defenseman Gabe Guentzel if he was already a little tired before the 160-mile ( it sure seems longer)  bus trip from Minneapolis to Duluth after the Tigers missed their flight to Duluth because of Thursday morning’s snowstorm. Look for the Bulldogs to rely on a strong forecheck to put further pressure on the CC blue-liners.

Thunder Bay, Ontario is the hometown for the top senior centers for both Minnesota Duluth’s men’s and women’s hockey teams. Good article by Kevin Pates and a smart way to feature two seniors headed into a big weekend at AMSOIL Arena.

North Dakota has struggled at Denver’s Magness Arena. DU’s top freshman defenseman plans to stick with the Pioneers for a full four years. Here’s a preview of the series and the latest Through These Doors video.

Keegan Meuer is a key offensive spark for Wisconsin as the Badgers head to Bemidji State. Here’s a preview capsule on the series.

Nebraska Omaha hopes to keep ahold of fourth place with a strong series against visiting Minnesota. Like most Minnesotans, UNO’s Ryan Walters will be inspired to play against the Gophers.

A Nebraska Lincoln hockey program would be welcome.

St. Cloud State travels to Michigan Tech. The red-clad Huskies’ Brooks Bertsch and Nic Dowd will likely show up early.

Alaska Anchorage takes on rival Alaska Fairbanks for the annual Governors Cup.

Here’s some prediction by the Roman Empire and Goon’s World.