(#246) Bracket Projection, projected standings in HEA, AHA, B10
The top story in this issue (#246) is my weekly bracket projection. Hockey East lost another team this week and the league is down to just two teams in NCAA positions. A month ago, the league had six teams in qualifying spots.
The committee has a decision to make in Manchester this week, largely due to the lack of Hockey East teams in the bracket.
Also in today’s issue …
We project the final Hockey East standings using KRACH. Merrimack is still projected to be the top team but the Warriors cushion is shrinking by the week and BU is making a charge.
We projected the final Big Ten standings using KRACH. Minnesota is still the top team in the league and the Gophers have a comfortable lead at the moment. Michigan State finally got back on track, though, and made a nice jump this week.
We projected the final Atlantic Hockey standings using KRACH. Niagara’s projection fell considerably after they were swept by Bentley. RIT is still comfortably projected to win that league’s regular-season race.
UConn lost a forward to a pro contract over the semester break. The deal became official yesterday.
St. Thomas is going to build a new $175 million arena. I share my take on their new building.
Finally, we have the latest commitments with players to Bemidji State, Vermont, and Alaska-Anchorage.
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