After letting their series against Alaska turn into a pair of grind-it-out games with single-point margins of victory, Michigan Tech was unseated by a Minnesota State side that had an easier time with the relatively-stronger Alaska-Anchorage. Across the league, however, rankings stayed the same for every squad (note: our points are a bit deflated this week as we only received 9 of our usual 10 ballots).
As this is the last WCHA poll of the season, all that matters at the end of this week is the official rankings and the WCHA selection. Tech Hockey Guide's David Heiden will have complete weekend coverage for you later today, in which he'll touch on the current WCHA playoff picture, and how this past weekend affected the PWR numbers.
The Huskies play their last series this weekend in a home-and-home with Northern Michigan. It is the first weekend of Spring Break for the student bodies of both schools, but with the rivalry matchup, it may be wise to purchase your tickets in advance. Click here for tickets to Friday night's game in Houghton and click here for tickets to the Saturday night closer in Marquettte.
Thanks again to our friends across the WCHA who contribute to the voting every week. You can find their information in the table below.
|Team||Name||Publication/Media Outlet||Twitter Handle|
|UAH||Geof Morris||UAH Hockey||@gfmorris|
|UA||Tim O'Donnell||Fairbanks Daily News||@FDNMSportsGuy|
|UAA||Beth O'Donnell||KTUU Anchorage||@_bethodonnell|
|BSU||Jack Hittinger||Bemidji Pioneer||@jackhitts|
|FSU||Ryan Zuke||Big Rapids Pioneer||@ryanzuke|
|LSSU||Bill Crawford||WCHA.TV voice of the Lakers||None|
|MTU||Tim Braun||Tech Hockey Guide||@TBraunTHG|
|MSU||Shane Frederick||Mankato Free Press||@puckato|
|NMU||Ryan Stieg||Mining Journal||@RyanStieg|
One media member representing each team ranks every squad in the WCHA (including their own) from 1-10. A first-place vote is worth 10 points, a second-place is worth 9 points and so on. Teams are then sorted by the total number of points they receive in the voting. 100 points is a perfect score and represents all voters awarding a team with first place, while a 10-point score indicates all voters awarding a team with tenth place.