Realignment 2016: Will Minnesota State Leave BSU And The WCHA Behind?

Well, here we go again. As you might have heard, the question before our nation today is a dire one: Do we want four more years of relative harmony? Or do we want to blow up the system once again? I’m talking, of course, about the announcement earlier this week that Minnesota State Mankato had formally applied…
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Friday Afternoon Reading: North Dakota (UPDATE: NOW WITH LINES!)

(Today’s music courtesy of Parquet Courts. One of my favorite albums of 2013. I suggest you listen to it, and you really have no reason not to since it’s streaming for free on the internet.) Hey there. If you haven’t heard, it’s North Dakota Friday. As of 9:40 a.m. today there were 200 tickets left…
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WEEKEND RECAP: BSU Scores Four Against St. Cloud; WCHA Has Rough Showing In First Full Weekend; Shootouts Are Fun?

I’ll have more on this later in the week, but even though the Beavers didn’t pick up a win against St. Cloud State, BSU was happy with their performance against a Huskies team that many expected to roll them before the games last week. The Beavers scored two goals in each game. Unfortunately for the…
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MEN’S HOCKEY: Bemidji State At St. Cloud State, Round 2

Bemidji State and St. Cloud State hit the ice in under an hour for the second game of a two-game nonconference series at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. Last night the Beavers rallied back from down 2-0 to tie it at 2-2 but the Huskies scored a second-period shorthanded goal and held…
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Media Days And Such

You know a given sports season is just around the corner when conferences start holding media days — you know, the schmooze sessions the conferences hold so that reporters can get a ton of the same quotes from a coach and one or two players. Well, it’s just about a month until the college hockey…
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WCHA: Strange Lights

Indulge me for a moment, but this Deerhunter song perfectly encapsulates what has come to be known in the world of the WCHA as the “Alaska Plan.” “What direction should we choose? / We’re lost and still confused” I’ll explain: At this point yesterday, all we really knew about the WCHA playoffs was that there…
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