Date of Games Against Cornell: October 26 and October 27
Result: 2-0 Cornell, 3-2 Cornell
Analysis: As Colorado College inches ever closer to the five-hundred mark, they managed to split the weekend after a close loss the first night and a convincing 5-1 win over the Bulldogs of Minnesota-Duluth. Colorado College goes on a break until February, before they head out to Alaska. The regular season is winding down with only WCHA teams left. CC does not have an easy schedule for the rest of the season, but the Tigers can prove themselves with just 10 games left with two each against Anchorage, Denver, St. Cloud, Minnesota State, and Michigan Tech.
Date of Game Against Cornell: November 24
Result: 5-1 Cornell
Analysis: Last week, we mentioned that Michigan's Matt Slovin commented on how historic the Michigan season was. This week, Red Berensen said that he saw Michigan's best weekend of hockey in spite of the split. According to Slovin, Michigan began playing as if it were playoff hockey. Michigan has ten games left and they're just as challenging as those they've played, if not more so. These next ten games will say everything about the team and what impression they'll leave on the program.
Date of Game Against Cornell: December 28
Result: 5-3 Cornell
Analysis: Ferris State hasn't been blasting through the CCHA, but they are an incredibly solid team. As per their twitter account, they're doing incredibly well against future Big Ten teams, with a 5-2-1 record against said teams. This past weekend Ferris swept Michigan State. Next weekend could be big when the Bulldogs of Ferris travel to Notre Dame, who is currently leading the conference along with Western Michigan. The Bulldogs are only 2 CCHA points behind the top of the conference, even though they're fourth presently. Ferris is turning out to be one of the more useful wins that Cornell has had this season and if they keep up their end of the bargain, could look even better heading into playoffs.
Date of Game Against Cornell: December 29
Result: 6-4 Maine
Analysis: Maine is not having a great season. While Michigan might not be living up to their expectations, Maine is showing even more signs of systemic issues. After appearing in the NCAA tournament, they have only gotten 5 wins thus far, despite of playing 23 games already. They continued their spiral with a tie and loss to Merrimack. They have a chance at a comeback if they take down this weekend's opponent, Boston College.
Date of Games Against Cornell: January 4 and January 5
Result: 5-1 Denver, 2-1 Denver
Analysis: Denver has their work cut out for them. With all of their losses to injuries and major juniors, Denver is going to have to stay healthy if they want to compete in the WCHA tournament. Their losses last week to St. Cloud were key, pushing Denver to a three-way tie for third place as St. Cloud moved into a two-way tie for first with Minnesota. They go on a break until February when they travel to Minnesota-Duluth.