INCH Power Rankings
it comes to conference play, nobody's perfect any more. With losses
Saturday night, Cornell, Dartmouth and Niagara ended their hopes
of finishing league play without a loss. Still, the Big Red and
Green, respectively, only fell one spot this week, and Niagara remains
on the bubble.
Here's how the
Inside College Hockey editors and staff ranks the nation's top teams
(along with movement since last week and a note). You can let
us know what you think, including your name and hometown, and
we'll share your thoughts below.
Bochenski's four-goal show Friday night gives him the national
lead with 18 goals on the year.
(9-1-2 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Alaska Anchorage, 6-2; T vs.
Alaska Anchorage, 2-2 ot. THIS WEEK: at Michigan Tech, at Michigan
the devil: Is it good or bad when your opponent, in this case
BU this weekend, has a record of 6-6-6?
(7-1-2 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W vs. Merrimack, 4-0. THIS WEEK:
vs. Boston University, at Boston University.
to shoot when you can pass like this: Michel Léveillé
got his first career goal Tuesday, but he's tied for third in
the nation in assists (19).
(7-2-1 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W at Merrimack, 5-2; W vs. Sacred
Heart, 6-0. THIS WEEK: vs. Massachusetts, vs. Massachusetts.
NDTP alums at Kohl Center this weekend as Bucky hosts Notre
Dame. And that doesn't include coach Mike Eaves.
(8-3-5 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Michigan Tech, 4-2; L vs. Michigan
Tech, 3-2. THIS WEEK: vs. Notre Dame, vs. Notre Dame.
Helminen scored four goals against Ohio State Saturday –
one 5x5, one 4x4, one shorthanded and one on the power play.
(9-4-1 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Ohio State, 3-2; W vs. Ohio State,
7-1. THIS WEEK: vs. U.S. Under-18 Team (Ex.).
fans at World Arena last weekend were wondering how hometown
boy Kellen Briggs ended up at Minnesota?
(4-6-2 WCHA). LAST WEEK: L vs. Minnesota, 2-1; L vs. Minnesota,
3-0. THIS WEEK: at Minnesota Duluth, at Minnesota Duluth.
must crave a challenge. The 5-foot-7 forward left the 12-7-3
Huskies for the 14-26-3-2 Regina Pats.
(8-5-3 WCHA). LAST WEEK: Off. THIS WEEK: at Alaska Anchorage,
at Alaska Anchorage.
Big Red first ECAC loss since Jan. 30, 2003, ending the team's
20-game conference unbeaten streak.
(5-1-2 ECAC). LAST WEEK: W at Harvard, 5-3; L at Brown, 2-1
ot. THIS WEEK: vs. Union, vs. Rensselaer.
are now 0-6-1 at home against WCHA foes. In case you're counting.
(5-8-3 WCHA). LAST WEEK: L vs. Minnesota Duluth 1-0; L vs. Minnesota
Duluth, 6-3. THIS WEEK: Off.
it about this time last year that the Gophers began a 16-2-4
run that ended on a Saturday night in April in Buffalo?
(6-7-1 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W at Colorado College, 2-1; W at Colorado
College, 3-0. THIS WEEK: at Minnesota State, at Minnesota State.
candidates campaigning in Iowa, the Granite State's focus shifts
to Dartmouth-UNH in Manchester Tuesday night.
(6-3-3 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: T at Providence, 1-1 ot; W vs.
Providence, 5-3. THIS WEEK: vs. Dartmouth, vs. Brown.
been watching too much of the NFL playoffs, but we can't be
the only ones who see Greg Hogeboom (two goals Sat.) and think
of Gary Hogeboom, the old backup for the Cowboys. Right?
(9-4-1 CCHA). LAST WEEK: L at Northern Michigan, 5-2; W at Northern
Michigan, 3-2. THIS WEEK: at Ferris State, at Ferris State.
washed away the mountains this weekend, with UMD and Minnesota
posting sweeps in the Rockies.
(9-5-0 WCHA). LAST WEEK: W at Denver, 1-0; W at Denver, 6-3.
THIS WEEK: vs. Colorado College, vs. Colorado College.
song: Mike Meech got the game-winner against Cornell after being
whistled for a cross-checking penalty in the first minute of
(9-3-1 ECAC). LAST WEEK: L vs. Colgate, 3-1; W vs. Cornell,
2-1 ot. THIS WEEK: vs. Connecticut, at New Hampshire.
Green, 0-2-2 against Hockey East teams this year, must've gotten
spooked by last week's announcement.
(4-1-3 ECAC) LAST WEEK: L at Vermont, 4-2. THIS WEEK: vs. New
Hampshire, vs. Clarkson, vs. St. Lawrence.
Cey gives up five goals in an OT loss at Bowling Green Friday?
Just come back with David Brown the next night (32 saves in
a 3-0 shutout).
(8-6-2 CCHA). LAST WEEK: L at Bowling Green, 5-4 ot; W vs. Bowling
Green, 3-0. THIS WEEK: at Wisconsin, at Wisconsin.
for John Markell and the Buckeyes, the Michigan icers don't
sit on a lead like Lloyd Carr would. Witness Saturday night's
(8-7-0 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. Quinnipiac, 1-0; L at Michigan,
3-2; L at Michigan, 7-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Lake Superior State,
vs. Lake Superior State.
who had scored just three goals since Nov. 15, picks up a pair
(including the game-winner) at Michigan State Saturday.
(6-3-1 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: L at Michigan State, 2-0; W
at Michigan State, 3-2. THIS WEEK: at Merrimack, vs. Merrimack.
Vicari must've gotten restless playing behind Al Montoya at
the World Junior Championship, but not rusty: he posted a 2-0
shutout in his return.
(8-5-1 CCHA). LAST WEEK: W vs. UMass Lowell, 2-0; L vs. UMass
Lowell, 3-2. THIS WEEK: at Bowling Green, at Bowling Green.
it: Craig MacDonald power-play goal with five minutes left in
regulation against BU ends eight-game Minutemen winless streak
(6-4-2 Hockey East). LAST WEEK: W at Boston University, 2-1;
T at Trois Rivieres, 2-2 ot (Ex.). THIS WEEK: at Maine, at Maine.
out: Holy Cross
Holy Cross, Western Michigan, Niagara, Bemidji State
#12? Who is paying you guys. The swept your #10 Denver, #11 C.C.
and the golden rodents at home. please don't insult our hockey knowledge.
Paul Moe, Fairmont, Minn.
question is, why is there not more love for Western Michigan? It
seems to me that they are in a three way tie for second place in
the CCHA with Ohio State and Alaska Fairbanks (Miami(OH) being first).
So then I looked to the overall records and saw that the Broncos
overall recond was only bettered by Miami and tied with Michigan.
Now this means that conference foes Michigan State and Notre Dame
should be ranked lower than Western. And Western's ranking should
be around that of Ohio State and Michigan.
Jeremiah Newhouse, Kalamazoo, Mich.
this to a friend
Us | Advertiser
Info | Site Map | Privacy
© 2004 Inside College Hockey, Inc., All Rights Reserved