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MTUHuskies
12-17-2018, 08:23 AM
Can't help with the Catamount or Desert Classic, but I can tell you that both the consolation and championship game at the GLI will be settled by shootout if need be. They scheduled the second day as part of a tripleheader with the Red Wings that night, so the championship game can't go with unlimited overtime as has been the custom. The consolation game went to the shootout option a couple years ago, so there will be no tie.JJM, what about the semi-finals?

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TalonsUpPuckDown
12-17-2018, 08:44 AM
Can't help with the Catamount or Desert Classic, but I can tell you that both the consolation and championship game at the GLI will be settled by shootout if need be. They scheduled the second day as part of a tripleheader with the Red Wings that night, so the championship game can't go with unlimited overtime as has been the custom. The consolation game went to the shootout option a couple years ago, so there will be no tie.

Thanks for the help, GLI will follow standard "post-OT" scoring (2 pts for a SO win, 1 pt for a SO loss).

John J. MacInnes
12-17-2018, 06:47 PM
JJM, what about the semi-finals?

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Need to check the manual to confirm, but I believe they will use the shootout in the semis as well.

TalonsUpPuckDown
12-20-2018, 08:06 AM
The chart below shows how many times a team has been picked to win through the first half of the season.

<img src="http://jefffrederick.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/chart.png " alt="Frequency of each team picked to win";">

Go___Tech_Gold
12-20-2018, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the help, GLI will follow standard "post-OT" scoring (2 pts for a SO win, 1 pt for a SO loss).

What impact would those points have? It's a tournament. Either you advance/win or you don't. If there's still a tie after one OT then NCAA recognizes it as a tie no matter what happens.

TalonsUpPuckDown
12-20-2018, 06:34 PM
What impact would those points have? It's a tournament. Either you advance/win or you don't. If there's still a tie after one OT then NCAA recognizes it as a tie no matter what happens.

Let me put it to you this way...at this time of year I pray every game has a winner before 65 min are up.

Go___Tech_Gold
12-20-2018, 06:49 PM
Let me put it to you this way...at this time of year I pray every game has a winner before 65 min are up.

Oh, right. Still it's not about points it's about it going to a shootout if necessary. Win with 3 points, win with 2 points, same result.

John J. MacInnes
12-21-2018, 01:42 PM
Just got through reading the manual for the GLI. The consolation game has been changed due to time constraints, and can now end in a tie. All three other games will end in a shootout if necessary.

TalonsUpPuckDown
12-21-2018, 02:56 PM
Just got through reading the manual for the GLI. The consolation game has been changed due to time constraints, and can now end in a tie. All three other games will end in a shootout if necessary.

Thanks for the update JJM. If anyone wants to play for the tie go ahead and submit a second entry. I always take the latest submission as your final answer.

MTUHuskies
12-21-2018, 08:05 PM
Why can't I ever find a link to make picks? You all must be afraid of my prognostication skills!

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TalonsUpPuckDown
12-21-2018, 09:42 PM
Why can't I ever find a link to make picks? You all must be afraid of my prognostication skills!

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Repost of the links. I have not been able to figure out how to get them to work with Tapatalk so you may have to use Chrome or Safari. Or IE.


Week 12 picks ( https://goo.gl/forms/rlIkwYDCGeGE6wav2)
View response summaries (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEz-PN0YQysriSQ3y3ExZ0xfwYoqdyLFXOkcJIQw3KWMHrBg/viewanalytics)
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MTUHuskies
12-21-2018, 10:51 PM
Repost of the links. I have not been able to figure out how to get them to work with Tapatalk so you may have to use Chrome or Safari. Or IE.


Week 12 picks ( https://goo.gl/forms/rlIkwYDCGeGE6wav2)
View response summaries (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEz-PN0YQysriSQ3y3ExZ0xfwYoqdyLFXOkcJIQw3KWMHrBg/viewanalytics)
View response details (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UWj8esRWD0sUQAzDvQItc_My1rbE5o9lUaGGFHIlUSU/edit#gid=2144163317)Gotcha. Thanks.

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TalonsUpPuckDown
12-30-2018, 07:27 AM
Week 13 is up even though it's still holiday tournament time. League games start up on Thursday of this week so I want to give everyone as much time as possible to submit picks. Week 12 results will be posted at the conclusion of the GLI.

Week 13 picks (https://goo.gl/forms/D5UrQ1TTdDcFwSbI3)
View response summaries (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecHZsyqHlj2Hh2MthWmehD7Af5Ol7ecIGo0gsTGpB6 7E172w/viewanalytics)
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TalonsUpPuckDown
12-31-2018, 07:03 PM
The week 12 holiday tournament co-winners were Critical Thinker and Icd80 who posted scores of 27 points each. At the top of the standings it is rapidly becoming a two-person race for the McNaughton Cup between Bronco Hockey Fan and SweeneyHawksHockey and a three-person race for the Mason Cup between those two and GIWAN. I also want to point out how mikeeddy19 has steadily worked into a playoff position after spotting the field nearly 30 games.

Reminder that the first Bemidji at BG tee time is 7:37 this Thursday so get those picks in.

Week 13 picks (https://goo.gl/forms/D5UrQ1TTdDcFwSbI3)
View response summaries (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecHZsyqHlj2Hh2MthWmehD7Af5Ol7ecIGo0gsTGpB6 7E172w/viewanalytics)
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<img src=" http://jefffrederick.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Week-12.png" alt="WCHA Pick Em Standings";">

TalonsUpPuckDown
01-02-2019, 06:57 PM
Bump. With the race on to get picks submitted before Thursday's resumption of the WCHA season, this seems as good a time as any to share a heat map showing what days our players prefer to submit their picks. The darker the green, the more times picks were submitted on that day.

Week 13 picks (https://goo.gl/forms/D5UrQ1TTdDcFwSbI3)
View response summaries (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecHZsyqHlj2Hh2MthWmehD7Af5Ol7ecIGo0gsTGpB6 7E172w/viewanalytics)
View response details (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UWj8esRWD0sUQAzDvQItc_My1rbE5o9lUaGGFHIlUSU/edit#gid=1458126432)

<img src=" http://jefffrederick.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DOW-Heat-Map.png" alt="WCHA Pick Em day-of-week heat map";">

TalonsUpPuckDown
01-06-2019, 09:45 AM
The winner of week 13 was TalonsUpPuckDown with a score of 27. With 8 weeks left in the season there are still 270 points up for grabs including 60 bonus points.

Ten games on the schedule for week 14.

Week 14 picks ( https://goo.gl/forms/jp4N5QbmoZndygnk1)
View response summaries (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeakK0_CubnTjgPKvbOnjrqvH59pbeLqxGYzXJtOjMA yzo8ng/viewanalytics)
View response details (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UWj8esRWD0sUQAzDvQItc_My1rbE5o9lUaGGFHIlUSU/edit#gid=1209791996)

<img src=" http://jefffrederick.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WCHA-Week-13.png";">

TalonsUpPuckDown
01-10-2019, 06:03 PM
Note: I just noticed that for last week Beaver Hockey Fan in NH, giwan, and Mavsfan19 posted entries prior to the Friday games. These scores will be included in the results I post on Sunday. Sorry I didn't catch that sooner. Good news is it did not affect the weekly winner.

TalonsUpPuckDown
01-13-2019, 07:51 AM
MTUHuskyGold won week 14 with a score of 26 missing only Alaska's upset of Bemidji Saturday night. The top of the standings shuffled again as SweeneyHawksHockey retakes the lead with a big 25 point week.

Two 5-point bonus questions for week 15. It's a little different so feel free to post your questions.

There are seven weeks left in the regular season. Playoff info will be coming next week.


Week 15 picks (https://goo.gl/forms/G59poYWvSOH2xBnh2)
View response summaries (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerrngHSXPFrKaaNSROmOesftgGvTYh4sqkPKb889Dl d9c2lQ/viewanalytics)
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<img src="http://jefffrederick.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Week-14.png" alt="WCHA Pick Em Standings";">

TalonsUpPuckDown
01-18-2019, 10:22 AM
El bumpo. Missing quite a few regulars.

*Edit: Also need to go old school for a bit with the standings as USCHO changed their security settings which broke all my web links. Will have that fixed at some point, thanks for the patience.


Rank Contestant (W/L/SOW/SOL) Points Bonus Total Points % Games
1 SweeneyHawksHockey (106-38-3-4) 328 8 336 0.724 151
2 Bronco Hockey Fan (103-41-3-4) 319 15 334 0.704 151
3 TalonsUpPuckDown (103-41-3-4) 319 1 320 0.704 151
4 GoNanooks (100-44-3-4) 310 7 317 0.684 151
5 beaverhockeyfan (100-44-1-6) 308 7 315 0.680 151
6 gochiefs (101-43-4-3) 314 0 314 0.693 151
6 <3_Blizzard (95-49-4-3) 296 18 314 0.653 151
8 GIWAN (96-37-4-3) 299 14 313 0.712 140
9 kckrieg84 (98-46-3-4) 304 3 307 0.671 151
10 IceKnight81 (97-47-3-4) 301 4 305 0.664 151
10 Critical Thinker (95-49-3-4) 295 10 305 0.651 151
12 potternmu (98-46-3-4) 304 0 304 0.671 151
13 John J. MacInnes (95-49-4-3) 296 5 301 0.653 151
14 Wi.HuskiesFan (96-48-3-4) 298 0 298 0.658 151
14 klbaum1077 (95-49-4-3) 296 2 298 0.653 151
16 Laker Dude (92-46-3-4) 286 11 297 0.657 145
17 BGFan (95-49-3-4) 295 0 295 0.651 151
18 Icd80 (92-52-3-4) 286 8 294 0.631 151
19 Jbakerifm (93-46-3-4) 289 3 292 0.660 146
20 mbenecke (92-52-4-3) 287 4 291 0.634 151
20 crossjcek (93-50-3-3) 288 3 291 0.644 149
22 Deejpuck (93-51-3-4) 289 1 290 0.638 151
23 Soulbeaver (89-55-1-6) 275 13 288 0.607 151
24 puckdude40 (87-54-2-3) 268 18 286 0.612 146
24 MTUHuskyGold (90-54-4-3) 281 5 286 0.620 151
26 BGSURICK (90-54-2-5) 279 0 279 0.616 151
27 UAFIceAngel (84-60-4-3) 263 14 277 0.581 151
27 Mich Tech 64 (89-49-3-4) 277 0 277 0.637 145
29 mikeeddy19 (81-35-3-4) 253 10 263 0.686 123
29 Hatch_man (82-46-3-4) 256 7 263 0.632 135
31 SectionP (82-52-4-3) 257 2 259 0.608 141
32 hawerchuck (80-55-5-2) 252 6 258 0.592 142
33 Hockey John (80-53-4-1) 249 6 255 0.601 138
34 Mavsfan19 (82-52-2-4) 254 0 254 0.605 140
35 cajunuahfan (81-55-2-3) 250 0 250 0.591 141
36 MavHockey14 (79-44-2-5) 246 0 246 0.631 130
37 Manurespreader (69-41-3-4) 217 6 223 0.618 117
38 MTUHuskies (56-37-2-1) 173 17 190 0.601 96

TalonsUpPuckDown
01-20-2019, 10:36 AM
Big update this week, I apologize for the length. First off, you will find the playoff rules below the weekly standings.

The winner of week 15 was cajunuahfan who posted a score of 25 points including 7 bonus points. BroncoHockeyFan rode the bonus wave back into a first place tie with SweeneyHawksHockey who still clings to a 2 game lead in the quest for the Mason Cup. The average GWG time in the UAA/UAH series was 32 min (rounded down) while the total PP, SH, EN, EA goals was 18. potternum claimed 9 bonus points which led the bonus picking.


Name GWG Time PP, SH, ENG, EA Total
potternmu 5 4 9
cajunuahfan 5 2 7
GIWAN 1 5 6
BGSURICK 0 5 5
Bronco Hockey Fan 0 5 5
Hockey John 0 5 5
Icd80 0 5 5
Laker Dude 0 4 4
MTUHuskyGold 0 4 4
puckdude40 0 4 4
SectionP 0 4 4
<3_Blizzard 0 3 3
BGFan 0 3 3
hawerchuck 0 3 3
IceKnight81 3 0 3
gochiefs 0 2 2
kckrieg84 0 2 2
klbaum1077 0 2 2
Wi.HuskiesFan 0 2 2
GoNanooks 0 1 1
Hatch_man 1 0 1
John J. MacInnes 1 0 1
MavHockey14 0 1 1
mikeeddy19 0 1 1
UAFIceAngel 0 1 1


Full slate of games for week 16 so no bonus. I added two more columns to the weekly standings: Playoff points behind (points needed to make the field of 32) and Playoff % (percent likelihood of making the playoffs based on 100 simulations).

Week 16 picks ( https://goo.gl/forms/hi5RwyJLsHIZ8fb72)
View response summaries (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLtExhpWnmAs-uFk10hSjwhtDzIYBBlMjt-MxPNiUNH_mD6g/viewanalytics)
View response details (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UWj8esRWD0sUQAzDvQItc_My1rbE5o9lUaGGFHIlUSU/edit#gid=1819903130)


Rank Contestant (W/L/SOW/SOL) This Wk Points Bonus Total Points % Games Pts Behind Playoff %
1 SweeneyHawksHockey (111-41-3-4) 15 343 8 351 .719 159 - 100%
1 Bronco Hockey Fan (107-45-3-4) 17 331 20 351 .694 159 - 100%
3 TalonsUpPuckDown (109-43-3-4) 18 337 1 338 .706 159 - 100%
4 GIWAN (101-40-4-3) 21 314 20 334 .707 148 - 100%
6 beaverhockeyfan (106-46-1-6) 18 326 7 333 .683 159 - 100%
6 GoNanooks (105-47-3-4) 16 325 8 333 .681 159 - 100%
7 gochiefs (106-46-4-3) 17 329 2 331 .690 159 - 100%
8 potternmu (103-49-3-4) 24 319 9 328 .669 159 - 99%
9 IceKnight81 (103-49-3-4) 21 319 7 326 .669 159 - 99%
9 <3_Blizzard (98-54-4-3) 12 305 21 326 .639 159 - 96%
11 kckrieg84 (102-50-3-4) 14 316 5 321 .662 159 - 99%
12 John J. MacInnes (100-52-4-3) 16 311 6 317 .652 159 - 99%
12 Critical Thinker (99-53-3-4) 12 307 10 317 .644 159 - 100%
14 Wi.HuskiesFan (101-51-3-4) 17 313 2 315 .656 159 - 97%
15 Icd80 (97-55-3-4) 20 301 13 314 .631 159 - 94%
17 BGFan (100-52-3-4) 18 310 3 313 .650 159 - 100%
17 Laker Dude (96-50-3-4) 16 298 15 313 .649 153 - 98%
18 klbaum1077 (99-53-4-3) 14 308 4 312 .646 159 - 99%
21 crossjcek (98-53-3-3) 15 303 3 306 .643 157 - 97%
21 mbenecke (97-55-4-3) 15 302 4 306 .633 159 - 100%
21 Soulbeaver (95-57-1-6) 18 293 13 306 .614 159 - 97%
22 puckdude40 (92-57-2-3) 19 283 22 305 .613 154 - 89%
23 Jbakerifm (97-50-3-4) 12 301 3 304 .652 154 - 94%
25 BGSURICK (96-56-2-5) 23 297 5 302 .623 159 - 92%
25 MTUHuskyGold (94-58-4-3) 16 293 9 302 .614 159 - 93%
26 Deejpuck (96-56-3-4) 9 298 1 299 .625 159 - 88%
27 UAFIceAngel (89-63-4-3) 16 278 15 293 .583 159 - 90%
28 Mich Tech 64 (93-53-3-4) 12 289 0 289 .630 153 - 82%
29 Hockey John (86-55-4-1) 23 267 11 278 .610 146 - 77%
30 Hatch_man (86-50-3-4) 13 268 8 276 .625 143 - 69%
30 hawerchuck (85-58-5-2) 18 267 9 276 .593 150 - 57%
32 SectionP (86-56-4-3) 16 269 6 275 .602 149 - 65%
32 cajunuahfan (87-57-2-3) 25 268 7 275 .600 149 1 61%
34 mikeeddy19 (84-40-3-4) 10 262 11 273 .667 131 2 77%
35 Mavsfan19 (86-56-2-4) 12 266 0 266 .599 148 9 45%
36 MavHockey14 (83-48-2-5) 13 258 1 259 .623 138 16 32%
37 Manurespreader (72-46-3-4) 9 226 6 232 .603 125 43 8%
38 MTUHuskies (59-42-2-1) 9 182 17 199 .583 104 76 5%


The fight for the Jeff Sauer championship trophy starts up in less than two months.

Playoff Seeding
Due to this year’s expansive field, the top 32 players will make the playoffs. Matches are head-to-head, single elimination with snake seeding for bracket pairings (1 vs. 32, 2 vs. 31, etc.). Seeding and tie breakers are determined in the following manner based on regular season results:
1) Total Points (including bonus)
2) Points (excluding bonus)
3) Total Points earned during the final 2 (or 3, or 4, or…) weeks of the WCHA regular season including bonuses until the tie is broken. Basically the “hotter” player down the stretch is favored.

Playoff Rounds
o First round will be based on the Friday, March 8 WCHA Quarterfinal playoff games with bonuses (4 games total, field reduced from 32 to 16).
o Second round will be based on the Saturday, March 9 WCHA Quarterfinal playoff games with bonuses (4 games total, field reduced from 16 to 8)
o Quarterfinals will be based on the Friday, March 15 WCHA Semifinal playoff games with bonuses (2 games total, field reduced from 8 to 4).
o Semifinals will be based on the Saturday, March 16 WCHA Semifinal playoff games with bonuses (2 games total, field reduced from 4 to 2).
o The championship matchup will be based on the WCHA Championship game on March 23 plus bonuses.

Scoring
o Same as the regular season other than games won’t end in a tie so 3 pts for a win, 0 pts for a loss.
o 2-3 bonus questions for each round worth 1-5 points.
o Ties go to the higher seed.

Good luck!