UND is headed to Game 3 today against Colorado College, and almost certainly, the season is on the line.
UND plummeted to No. 15 in the Pairwise Rankings after an overtime loss Saturday to the Tigers, and if UND does not win the NCHC tournament, it will need to get in the top 14 in the Pairwise to get in. That’s not going to happen if it goes 0-1 before Selection Sunday.
It was another day of upsets in the NCHC with home teams losing all four games. For three of them — St. Cloud State, Nebraska Omaha and Minnesota Duluth — they are knocked out of the NCHC tournament and Omaha and Duluth are done for the season. UND will try to avoid that fate tonight.
If UND wins, it will play Miami on Friday in the NCHC semifinals, while Western Michigan and Denver play in the other semifinal. The commissioner will decide which game is played at which time. UND-Miami would seemingly be a much larger draw and I would be surprised if it’s not the night game.
If Colorado College wins, it will play rival Denver on Friday in the NCHC semifinals, while Western Michigan and Miami play in the other semifinal. That one is a tough call for the night game, but if I had to guess, I would say the CC-DU rivalry wins out and that one is at night.
Full rewind coming in the late morning/early afternoon.