I don’t have a whole lot to writer today but just to prove I haven’t died or abandoned this blog I thought I’d come out of the woodwork to post a little something on last weekend’s BSU sweep at Lake Superior State.
Matt Prapavessis was the offensive star of the weekend for BSU, picking up two goals and an assist — both on the power play — on the weekend. Markus Gerbrandt also had two goals, as did Brendan Harms, who scored twice o Friday.
Freshman goaltender Jessie Wilkins was also outstanding for the Beavers, picking up his first two career victories. He made 43 saves Friday and 34 Saturday.
The sweep gave BSU sole possession of fourth place (aka, home ice position) in the WCHA standings. Before the weekend they were in a three-way tie for fourth. But because of BSU’s sweep (and Tech’s sweep by Ferris) the Beavers gave themselves a little breathing room. They have 18 points while fifth-place Alaska Anchorage swooped ahead of Tech and Lake State with 16 points after sweeping Minnesota State.
The Seawolves could theoretically leapfrog BSU for fourth this weekend, as they take on Alabama-Huntsville (OK, will probably leapfrog… sorry, Huntsville) on the road and BSU steps outside of WCHA play for a home-and-home against North Dakota.
The good news for BSU is both Lake State and Tech are also idle (Lakers take on Notre Dame in nonconference play and Tech has the week off) so even if the Seawolves do pass the Beavers in the standings they won’t have to worry too much about the teams below them — at least for now.
Anyway, this whole post got way longer than I was intending.
North Dakota comes to town Friday riding a 7-game winning streak. I’ve heard rumors that this game is going to be sold out. Buckle up, I have a feeling it’s going to be very interesting at the Sanford Center.
More on that later this week.