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College hockey: UMD men tied at No. 2 in PairWise

The Minnesota Duluth men are tied at No. 2 in the PairWise Rankings, which mimic the NCAA Division I tournament selection process, while the UMD women are No. 4.

The Minnesota Duluth men are tied at No. 2 in the PairWise Rankings, which mimic the NCAA Division I tournament selection process, while the UMD women are No. 4.

The UMD men (14-4-3) swept at Clarkson University last week and return to Western Collegiate Hockey Association play at home Friday and Saturday against No. 8 Wisconsin (14-7-3). It will mark the first league series played in Amsoil Arena. Yale (14-1) is No. 1 in the PairWise, while North Dakota (16-5-2) is tied with the Bulldogs.

The UMD women (12-5-1) were off last weekend and resume play with a WCHA series at No. 6 Minnesota (15-6) on Friday and Saturday at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

In the U.S. College Hockey Online and USA Today-USA Hockey Magazine polls, the UMD men are No. 5.

  • The Central Scouting Bureau released mid-term rankings Monday of players eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. UMD recruits listed among 212 players were No. 103 Andy Welinski, a defenseman from Duluth playing with Green Bay in the U.S. Hockey League, and No. 160 Tony Cameranesi, a center for Wayzata (Minn.) High School. Among the rankings for North American goalies was No. 5, Matt McNeely of Burnsville, Minn., playing with the USA Under-18 team in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Canada defeated Sweden 6-0 Saturday to win the six-team MLP Cup in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, for players younger than 22. Canada outscored opponents 29-0 in four games to win an eighth MLP title in nine years. UMD sophomore defenseman Jessica Wong had two assists in four games for Canada. UMD sophomore goalie Jennifer Harss started two games for Germany, which lost to Russia 7-2 in the bronze medal game. UMD sophomore defenseman Mariia Posa played for Finland. Former UMD forward Saara Tuominen had two goals for Finland, while former Bulldog Erika Holst had a goal for Sweden.
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