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MissThundercat
09-05-2019, 01:37 PM
Still hoping for three bids and round 2. If AIC can get to the second round, so can one of our teams.

Because I'm bored, I'm wildly guessing the standings:

1. Mankato
2. BGSU
3. NMU
4. Tech
5. Lake State
6. Bemidji
7. UAF
8. UAH
9. Ferris State
10. UAA

purpleinnebraska
09-05-2019, 03:55 PM
Still hoping for three bids and round 2. If AIC can get to the second round, so can one of our teams.

Because I'm bored, I'm wildly guessing the standings:

1. Mankato
2. BGSU
3. NMU
4. Tech
5. Lake State
6. Bemidji
7. UAF
8. UAH
9. Ferris State
10. UAA

Agree with you - We're going to the 2nd round this year! (NOTE: Not the first time I've said this.)

Surprise team this year - UAF. I liked some of their youngsters last year (particularly the Jandrics) and goaltending should be a real strength. The new coach at BGSU is sort of a wildcard. Should be an interesting year. As usual, we'll all be tested early with some good non-conference opponents (particularly NCHC ones), and need to grab those early wins.

TalonsUpPuckDown
09-05-2019, 04:58 PM
Might as well get this going early. Make your predictions here. It's anonymous so even the media guys can play along. I'll post the results towards the start of the season.

I've also added a bonus question. I remember the day fondly when Michael Bitzer moved on (man, that guy was tough) so it got me thinking...who are the players that left the WCHA after last season that you aren't necessarily sad to see go. I assume people won't vote for their guys.

Pick the Final 2019-20 WCHA Standings (https://forms.gle/SZgpPXk8MPjTQkhB9)

MTUHuskies
09-05-2019, 09:58 PM
you aren't necessarily sad to see go. I assume people won't vote for their guys.

Did they have to leave the WCHA or just my favourite team?

And you know what they say about assuming. [emoji6]

Can't wait for the puck to drop! 30 more days for Tech!

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Bronco Hockey Fan
09-05-2019, 10:35 PM
Better send Ferris State to the big dance then. ;)

TalonsUpPuckDown
09-06-2019, 08:18 AM
Did they have to leave the WCHA or just my favourite team?

I'll accept Gould as a write-in assuming that's who you were referring to.

beaverhockeyfan
09-06-2019, 08:34 AM
I know it is not for this year, but BSU's AD leaked next year's non-conference opponents on the Beaver Radio Network's Green Mill Coaches Show on Wednesday night. They will play a home and home with North Dakota and then have St. Cloud and Duluth on the schedule. It wasn't completely clear from the conversation, but there is a possibility that those two matchups could be home and home as well.

JohnsonsJerseys
09-06-2019, 08:44 AM
I think the bigger story for the 2019-20 season will be the discussions that evolve between the 10 teams about the future of the conference. They better be talking anyway... Do the bulk of the schools decide to no longer play with the AK schools in spite of their return to somewhat stable operations or is the conference renamed the Women's Collegiate Hockey Association for the 2021-22 season?

purpleinnebraska
09-06-2019, 08:47 AM
I've also added a bonus question.
Pick the Final 2019-20 WCHA Standings (https://forms.gle/SZgpPXk8MPjTQkhB9)

Isn't this a race to see who finishes 2nd behind Craggs?

MTUHuskies
09-06-2019, 09:24 AM
I'll accept Gould as a write-in assuming that's who you were referring to.Gould is extremely talented and I wish nothing but the best for him. It's just that he was a negative influence in the dressing room. For his sake I hope he benefits from a change of scenery.

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mmf
09-06-2019, 11:00 AM
i think the bigger story for the 2019-20 season will be the discussions that evolve between the <s>10*</s> 7 teams about the future of the conference.

fyp. It's pretty clear that there are only seven chairs at the table. And when the music stops playing maybe there'll only be six...or five.

*Edit: I assumed that you were referring to the magnificent seven along with UAF, UAA, and UAH. If you were referring to three other teams at the table not currently in the WCHA then I stand corrected.

Squarebanks
09-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Few things would please me more than the WCHA being a token autobid and out after the first game in the NCAA’s the next two seasons.

John J. MacInnes
09-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Few things would please me more than the WCHA being a token autobid and out after the first game in the NCAA’s the next two seasons.

That's the spirit. I wonder why the other teams wouldn't want you around. :rolleyes:

MissThundercat
09-06-2019, 01:45 PM
Few things would please me more than the WCHA being a token autobid and out after the first game in the NCAA’s the next two seasons.

I have no cheese to go with your whine.

Jimjamesak
09-06-2019, 02:06 PM
Y’all leaving us to die and wondering why we’d be upset,

:rolleyes:

BGDrew
09-06-2019, 03:59 PM
Y’all leaving us to die and wondering why we’d be upset,

:rolleyes:

You mean your elected officials are leaving your programs to die*

MavHockey14
09-06-2019, 05:24 PM
1. Minnesota State
2. Bowling Green
3. Lake State
4. Michigan Tech
5. Bemidji State
6. Northern Michigan
7. Ferris State
8. Alaska
9. Alabama Huntsville
10. Alaska Anchorage

Laker Dude
09-07-2019, 09:06 AM
1. Minnesota State
2. Bowling Green
3. Lake State
4. Michigan Tech
5. Bemidji State
6. Northern Michigan
7. Ferris State
8. Alaska
9. Alabama Huntsville
10. Alaska Anchorage

Would have to think Mankato advances to at least the second round this year, and maybe even Detroit. They have to be one of the most experienced teams this upcoming season.

First Time, Long Time
09-07-2019, 09:55 AM
Would have to think Mankato advances to at least the second round this year, and maybe even Detroit. They have to be one of the most experienced teams this upcoming season.

First win is always the hardest...just ask the Huskies

MavsFan
09-08-2019, 12:28 AM
Would have to think Mankato advances to at least the second round this year, and maybe even Detroit. They have to be one of the most experienced teams this upcoming season.I hope you're right. It would be hard to be more experienced, as the Mavs only lost one player who got significant ice time last season.


First win is always the hardest...just ask the HuskiesApparently.