Minnesota Duluth sophomore defenseman Wade Bergman has sat out practice this week because of an upper body injury. Not sure if he’ll be available for weekend series at Minnesota. And center Jack Connolly reports that his brother, Chris, has been out as Boston University’s top line left winger since breaking a finger Nov. 20. No. 7-ranked BU has been 1-2-1 since losing Connolly, a team captain.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press takes a look at Gophers, including that stat which says that when Minnesota scores first, its record is 7-0-1. That John Shipley story is here.
Some video highlights of last weekend’s Minnesota State-Mankato home sweep of the Gophers have been posted by Mankato Free Press writer Shane Frederick here.
Minneapolis Star Tribune beat writer Roman Augustoviz makes some picks in this weekend’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association series in a blog post here.
The Wall Street Journal, in Ann Arbor, Mich., this week for the Big Chill, looks at college hockey in a Thursday story here.
The WCHA column in U.S. College Hockey Online features Bemidji State here.
The No. 4-ranked UMD women will play the final college hockey games at the DECC Arena on Friday and Saturday against North Dakota. It won’t come as a surprise that the Bulldogs have an amazing win-loss record in the building, where they’ve won two NCAA titles. A News Tribune story is here.