One of my new favorite weekly segments is starting in the weekly Herald live chat. It’s our PasswordisTaco Upset of the Week.
We have a reader with the username “PasswordisTaco” and he’s starting putting one team on upset watch per week. Last week, he put Denver on upset watch. Denver ended up losing to Fairbanks and Anchorage a few days later.
I think that’s enough street cred right there the last the rest of the season.
Anyways, the PasswordisTaco upset of the week pick is Duluth over Notre Dame. The Irish are rolling so far, posting a 4-0 record, outscoring opponents 17-5. But look out this weekend.
Mike Chambers of the Denver Post had a bunch of injury info on the Pioneers.
According to Chambers, Pioneer freshman forward Brad Hawkinson is out for the year with a shoulder injury.
Forward Zac Larraza (shoulder) and defenseman Josiah Didier (knee) also are out for this weekend’s home games against Canisius and Niagara.
The Pioneers added forward Sean Toriumi, the former president of DU’s club hockey team, to the roster. He played in both games in Fairbanks last weekend, too (while sophomore Garrett Allen was reportedly a healthy scratch).
According to Chambers, the Pioneers will be looking to add another forward around Thanksgiving. They already moved Nolan Zajac up front.
This weekend, it’s the renewal of the Bemidji State-Alabama Huntsville rivalry. They played for several Division II national titles back in the day, fueling the rivalry.
If you go to Bemidji, you will still see “Who hates Huntsville? We hate Huntsville” shirts. Anyways, this week, the Huntsville hockey fan site and the Bemidji State school account decided to start the festivities on Twitter.