The sincerest of apologies. We have found and corrected a glitch in our PairWise Predictor, that I didn’t realize existed until this morning. Therefore, the scenarios I ran last night were not accurate, and indeed, I have found ways to put UMD into the tournament. So the below, is not valid.
Here is one way for UMD to get in:
CCHA Semifinal #2: Ferris State defeats Northern Michigan
CCHA Semifinal #1: Miami defeats Michigan
CCHA Championship game: Miami defeats Ferris State
CCHA Consolation game: Michigan defeats Northern Michigan
ECAC Semifinal #2: St. Lawrence defeats Union
ECAC Semifinal #1: Cornell defeats Brown
ECAC Championship game: Cornell defeats St. Lawrence
ECAC Consolation game: Brown defeats Union
Hockey East Semifinal #2: Boston University defeats Maine
Hockey East Semifinal #1: Boston College defeats Vermont
Hockey East Championship game: Boston College defeats Boston University
WCHA Semifinal #2: St. Cloud State defeats Wisconsin
WCHA Semifinal #1: Denver defeats North Dakota
WCHA Championship game: Denver defeats St. Cloud State
WCHA Consolation game: North Dakota defeats Wisconsin
Atlantic Hockey Semifinal #2: Sacred Heart defeats Air Force
Atlantic Hockey Semifinal #1: RIT defeats Canisius
Atlantic Hockey Championship game: Sacred Heart defeats RIT
As of right now, I can’t seem to find a way to get Minn.-Duluth in the tournament.
What’s hurting UMD right now? That 5-2 loss to Vermont in December. That loss is causing comparison losses against all Hockey East teams except New Hampshire (because UNH went 3-2-1 against Vermont and 0-2 against Wisconsin).
As a result UMD is not going to be able to turn any of those comparison losses to Hockey East schools around.
And then the 3-1 loss to NMU in October along with the fact that UMD already owns comparison wins over Ferris and Alaska, does not help.
And UMD is going to have a hard time turning any more comparisons in its favor.
It’s looking bleak Bulldog fans.