Date of Games Against Cornell: October 26 and October 27
Result: 2-0 Cornell, 3-2 Cornell
Analysis: The last we left the Tigers of CC, they were struggling to get back to a .500 record. At the end of their long break, they lost a pair to UNO. The first was a high-scoring match, with the Tigers scoring 4 goals to UNO's 8, while the second game was closer, with a 3-1 result in UNO's favor. The Tigers are on a seven game winless streak with their last point being a tie against Minnesota and their last win coming against North Dakota in a split series. Colorado College does not have an easy schedule in the new year with their next game coming against North Dakota in the Ralph. Though perhaps that is a good thing, as the last loss against North Dakota was a tight game (2-3).
Key PWR Points: Air Force, Bemidji, Clarkson, Wisconsin, tie (and loss) against Minnesota, split with North Dakota.
Date of Game Against Cornell: November 24
Result: 5-1 Cornell
Analysis: Is Michigan back? It is a little premature to say, though they appear to have found their goaltender. Janecyk is scheduled to start his fourth-straight game against Bowling Green tonight as Michigan returns home after coming in third in the GLI behind Michigan Tech and Western Michigan.
Key PWR Points: A split with Michigan State (two wins, one loss), tie with Northern Michigan, split with Miami, win over Bentley, split with RIT, win over Bowling Green, a tie (and loss) with Ferris State, and a split with Western Michigan.
Date of Game Against Cornell: December 28
Result: 5-3 Cornell
Analysis: Ferris State came into the Florida College Hockey Classic hungering for two wins, but it would only get one. Cornell defeated the Bulldogs the first night, but the Bulldogs of Ferris went on to defeat the Bulldogs of Minnesota-Duluth the next night, winning the consolation game. As such, they remained at .500 until they played again. Their next game was against Michigan State, a team reeling from a fourth-place finish in the GLI. They also had just beaten Ferris less than a month before. Ferris took the win and propelled themselves above .500. They host Ohio State this weekend, hoping to move up the CCHA ladder.
Key PWR Points: Tie with RPI, win and tie with Mercyhurst, splits with Alaska, Miami, and Lake Superior State, a sweep over Bowling Green, a win and tie with Michigan, a win over Minnesota-Duluth, split with Michigan State.
Date of Game Against Cornell: December 29
Result: 6-4 Maine
Analysis: Maine came into the Florida College Hockey Classic with two wins in the season. They left with four. After winning the Ned Harkness Cup, they split a series with Mercyhurst. Maine seems to want to rebound and have a better second-half than first half, but that remains to be seen. They get into the remainder of their Hockey East schedule beginning with a weekend against Northeastern and Merrimack.
Key PWR Points: Win over Army, split with UMass-Lowell, a tie with UMass, a tie (and loss) with Vermont, win over Minnesota-Duluth, win over Cornell, split with Mercyhurst.
Date of Games Against Cornell: January 4 and January 5
Result: 5-1 Denver, 2-1 Denver
Analysis: After tying and losing to Bemidji, Denver looked to turn around their play, first with a win against Boston University (6-0), and then with a sweep of Cornell (5-1 and a much more controversial 2-1). They host UNO this weekend looking to continue their winning streak.
Key PWR Points: Wins over Minnesota State, Michigan Tech, Air Force, UMass Lowell, Colorado College, Boston University, Cornell, a split with St. Cloud State, and a tie (and loss) against Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Bemidji.