Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Morning Skate

The Mavericks are playing for the first time since their big come-from-behind victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. They're back in WCHA play with a series at Northern Michigan. MSU is hoping to continue its solid start in league play, building off its 5-1 start.

Minnesota State junior forward Zach Stepan was one of the unsung heroes of Saturday's game against the Gophers, moving to defense after Jon Jutzi and Jaden Schmeisser went down after blocking shots. Stepan appears to be staying in his temporary new position for another week.

For more on the series, see The Free Press' College Hockey Gameday feature.

For more on the WCHA this week, see my and Jack Hittinger's USCHO column. And check out our weekend picks here (hope I fare better than I did last week!)

Speaking of Jack, here is a feature by him on Bemidji State goalie Reid Mimmack, who got a rare start last week.

In Bowling Green, Ryan Satkowiak writes about the Falcons trying to build momentum when they begin a six-game homestand.

In Anchorage, Doyle Woody features three Alaska Anchorage freshmen who are making an impact on the Seawolves' strong star.

It's an abbreviated skate this morning, as I'll be making the drive to Marquette. Be sure to check back later for pre- and in-game updates.

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