1. Michigan State
Comments: Tied with surprising Western Michigan. Faces tough test with # 2 Minnesota in the College Hockey Showcase.
Comments: Swept rival St. Cloud State while playing solid hockey. Must finish off teams and not allow them back into games. Look for a low
scoring battle with the Spartans.
3. North Dakota
Comments: Swept lowly Minnesota-Duluth. Has the top scoring line in the coutry with Bayda-Lundbohm-Panzer.
4. Western Michigan
Comments: Playing great hockey but must remain consistent. Proved it can play with the big boys as they tied the #1 ranked Spartans.
5. New Hampshire
Comments: Beat Boston College and University this weekend. Must continue to play consistent.
6. Boston College
Comments: Loss to New Hampshire hurts Boston College. Team has to improve it’s chemisty to continue to be successful.
Comments: Heads into a tough test with Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend. Must play solid defense against the Badgers Heatley and the
Gophers Pohl and Westrum.
Comments: Swept Northeastern and has played for the most part of the early season consistent hockey. Must continue in the rugged Hockey
9. St. Cloud State
Comments: Needs to get things fixed after being swept by the Gophers. Offense must step it up for the Huskies.
10. Colorado College
Comments: Splits with Wisconsin after being swept by St. Cloud State. Someone nee Read more»
Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) Report:
The Phantoms have really scuffled this season. Goals and wins have been hard to come by. Going into Saturday night’s game against Norfolk, the club sported an unsightly 6-11-0 record and had scored a paltry 37 goals (to 51 goals against) in the 17 games played.
After encouraging wins on Saturday and Sunday, however, Coach John Stevens is breathing a little easier. The goals came in bunches on Saturday, as the Phantoms blew out Norfolk 8-2. On Sunday, goaltender Brian Regan and the defense stepped forward, recording a 2-0 shutout.
Comings and Goings
Struggling backup goalie Dan Murphy has been demoted to Trenton (ECHL). Brian Regan , who was a perfect 8-0 and had a stellar .933 save percentage for the Titans, has been called up in Murphy’s place.
Since our last update, Petr Hubacek was recalled to the Flyers. He played one game before being sent down again. Hubacek has been battling the effects of a slight groin pull that kept him out of two games before his Flyers recall. The same problem led to one injury-related scratching for the big club before he was returned to the farm team. He has not missed any action since coming back to the Phantoms. For the AHL season, Hubacek has 1 goal and 2 assists in 8 games. The two helpers came on Saturday against Norfolk.
Ruslan Fedotenko and Todd Fedoruk are still on recall to the Flyers. Both have been impressive. Fedotenko, in fact, has played so well that may not be coming back to th Read more»