Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday Morning Skate

Minnesota State is in Alaska for the next two weekends and hope to have a better result than the last time they played back to back series there.

The seventh-ranked Mavericks will begin the road swing with one-win Alaska Anchorage — you can read more about the matchup in the College Hockey Gameday feature — before going to Fairbanks. In total, they will spend 11 nights in Alaska.

The games are the first for the Seawolves since Dec. 15-16 when they played at Bemidji State, and, according to the linked story, their lineup will look slightly different than it did then.

In other WCHA action this weekend ...

Bemidji State at Lake Superior State: The Beavers will try to extend their unbeaten streak to eight or even nine games when they play the Lakers, who are coming off a third-place finish in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Classic.

Alabama Huntsville at Alaska: The Chargers are also making the two-weekend Alaska trip, starting in Fairbanks. The Nanooks are playing at home for the first time since Thanksgiving.

Bowling Green at Ferris State: The Falcons, fresh off their Great Lakes Invitational championship and ranked 19th in the polls, will play a Saturday-Sunday series in Big Rapids. The Bulldogs are trying to break a three-game losing streak but are 5-3-0 at home.

Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan at the Ice Vegas Invitational: The Huskies and Wildcats are in Las Vegas and will start the tournament today against Boston College and Arizona State, respectively.

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