INCH Power Rankings
The bids for
Buffalo have gone out, with only one surprise in the group –
the school that's been to more Frozen Fours than any other in the
country. Cornell, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Michigan earned the
top four spots in this week's INCH Power Rankings.
Here's how the
Inside College Hockey editors and staff ranks them and the rest
of the nation's top teams. You can let
us know what you think and we'll share your thoughts below.
to look past the Frozen Four semifinals, but a Big Red-Minnesota
title game would be the classic irresistible force vs. immovable
know what’s really scary? The Gophers should be even better
Ayers gets his shot at redemption April 10 in what should be
a terrific goaltenders duel.
the underdogs in Buffalo and what they lack in talent, they
make up for in hard work and determination. Wait, we’re
talking about the Michigan Wolverines, right?
one Tiger – Peter Sejna – will be in Buffalo during
Frozen Four week.
started reading this list, Mike Brown made seven more saves.
goaltender Matti Kaltiainen proved his mettle in Providence,
allowing two goals in more than 155 minutes of work.
remarkably sharp against Michigan Saturday in first game after
21-day layoff, but ran into a hot goaltender.
in last three games with New Hampshire, the first time in Terrier
history a foe has held BU scoreless in back-to-back-to-back
game against Boston U., we wish we’d have had more chances
to see the talented Dominic Moore in action.
Sandelin’s I-told-you-so?: The three teams the Bulldogs
beat in the WCHA playoffs – St. Cloud State, North Dakota
and MSU-Mankato – were first-round NCAA losers.
news: Fighting Sioux closed the season with 7-11-2 mark. The
good news: Dean Blais welcomes back all but three members of
this year’s team for 2003-04.
Sioux, the Mavericks only graduate three players from this year’s
team. Can they duplicate this year’s feat when the expectations
bunch put the “Oh” in Ohio: one goal in their last
have inked professional contracts and are playing in the AHL
right now. Which begs the question, how did these guys lose
by six goals to Lake Superior State?
||Not a good
week for Wildcat fans. NMU watches the tourney from home, then
10 inches of snow falls in Marquette.
St. Cloud State; Massachusetts; Providence; Denver; Wayne
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