Updates Around The League
- NCAA Stars of the Week: Minnesota's Sydney Scobee made 27 saves on 29 shots faced in 65 minutes against No. 8/8 Boston College before following up with a 21-save shutout in Minnesota's 4-0 win over Harvard to earn the distinction of NCAA Third Star of the Week. This is the fourth-such selection for the WCHA season as Wisconsin's Abby Roque and Daryl Watts as well as Minnesota's Grace Zumwinkle earned Star of the Week nods earlier in 2019-20.
- WCHA Battle for the Top: Wisconsin retakes the No. 1 ranking in both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Polls after winning both games at the Country Classic (5-1 over Harvard, 5-3 over 8/8 Boston College). Minnesota now resides at No. 2, but is still receiving first place votes in each poll.
- WCHA in the Top 10: In addition to the top-spot competition between the Badgers and Gophers, two other league teams claim top-10 rankings. Ohio State sits at No. 5 in both polls after splitting the weekend series with then-No. 3/3 Cornell. Minnesota Duluth comes in at No. 10 on each list after going 1-1-0 at the Nutmeg Classic last weekend.
- West is Best: For the third consecutive week, WCHA teams sit atop the pair of national polls on both the women's and the men's side. Representing the WCHA, Minnesota State men's hockey team claims the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row. The women's league of the WCHA has yet to see a team outside the league earn the top spot as Wisconsin regains its No. 1/1 ranking, giving the team seven weeks at the top while Minnesota maintained the No. 1 ranking for four weeks.
By the Numbers
- 296: Shots blocked by Minnesota State this season. The Mavericks lead the country in blocked shots and feature three individual players in the top fifteen shot blockers in the nation.
- 259: Faceoff wins for Wisconsin's Abby Roque. The senior forward has registered the most the in country and has a win percentage of 64.8.
- 90: Previous meetings between St. Cloud State and Bemidji State. This weekend's series will mark the 91st and 92nd contests, and Bemidji State currently leads the all-time series 43-38-9.
- 50: Career assists for Minnesota's Patti Marshall. The senior defenseman reached the milestone as she tallied an assists in the Gophers' 4-0 victory over Harvard.
- 11: Points this season for Ohio State's Sophie Jacques. The sophomore leads the Buckeye blueliners in points.
- 7: Game scoring streak for Minnesota Duluth's Gabbie Hughes. The sophomore center has compiled 11 points over that span on two goals and nine assists.
The Week Ahead
- Return to League Play: Two WCHA series are on the schedule this weekend as St. Cloud State travels to Bemidji State and No. 1/1 Wisconsin welcomes No. 10/10 Minnesota Duluth in one of two Top-10 series taking place across the country.
- Hall of Fame Game: No. 2/2 Minnesota is set to match up against Minnesota State in the 2019 Hall of Fame Game that will take place in Prior Lake, Minn. The puck will drop for the Gophers and Mavericks at 3:30 p.m. CT.