Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Morning Skate

The Mavericks are on the road for the second time this season, playing at surprising Lake Superior State today and Saturday. Both teams started the season 5-0 before dropping a game to Alaska.

Minnesota State is 1-2 in its last three games, and a big difference between those games and the first five is the success rate of the power play. The Mavericks were 9 for 30 when they were undefeated but 1 for 22 since. They hope they can get a little of that mojo back soon.

Read more about this weekend's matchup in the Freep's College Hockey Gameday.

Going around the WCHA ...

Ferris State at Bowling Green: Two conference teams that were winless until last Saturday will square off this weekend. For the Falcons, they hope they can limit some of the damage by having success in league play, as they have only played two WCHA games so far.

Alabama Huntsville at Alaska Anchorage: Huntsville has had quite the road swing over the first six weeks of the season. Alaska will be the fifth state the Chargers have played in already. The others were Michigan (twice), Connecticut, Alabama and Minnesota. The Seawolves, meanwhile, are excited to get a couple of injured players back in the lineup.

Bemidji State at Alaska: The Beavers take their undefeated conference record on the road. Read a feature story about sophomore forward T.J. Roo, a BSU legacy player. The Nanooks, meanwhile, hope to hand the first conference loss to a third straight team.

Michigan Tech at Michigan State: The Huskies are coming off their first sweep of the season and will step out of league play to take on the 1-4-0 Spartans of the Big Ten.

Northern Michigan at Wisconsin: Another WCHA-Big Ten matchup and a rematch of a season-opening series in Green Bay, Wis., in which the Wildcats and Badgers split.

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