Happy holidays and welcome back to college hockey action. If you celebrated Christmas, I hope you laughed as much as I did with my family in Florida. If you’re stranded somewhere because of the storm on the East coast, I hope you’re safe and warm and have access to both the Internet and the NHL network for IIHF World Junior coverage.
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, Happy New Year!
It’s holiday tournament time. My picks this week are short, just scores. Regular picks will resume next week when all of USCHO’s regular coverage resumes next week. In the meantime, I’ll be covering the Great Lakes Invitational Tournament in Detroit with my buddy and USCHO’s arena reporter in Ann Arbor, Bob Miller. I’ll be blogging, too, so watch this space, so to speak.
All times listed are local. Here is USCHO’s complete preview of the tournament lineup.
Canisius at ND. This one is a single, nonconference game, Dec. 29, 7:05 p.m. ND 3-1.
NMU at Denver. This is a nonconference series, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 7:07 p.m. Denver 4-2, NMU 2-1.
Florida College Classic, Dec. 29-30, Estero, Fla.
Dec. 29: Miami vs. Maine, 7:35 p.m. Maine 3-2.
Dec. 30: SCSU/Cornell vs. Miami, 4:05/7:35 p.m. No matter which opponent, Miami 4-2.
Great Lakes Invitational, Dec. 29-30, Detroit, Mich.
Dec 29: CC vs. MSU, 4:05 p.m.; UM vs. MTU, 7:35 p.m. CC 4-2, UM 4-1.
Dec. 30: Third-place game, 4:05 p.m.; title game, 7:35 p.m. MTU 3-2, UM 2-1.
Toyota Connecticut Hockey Classic, Dec. 29-30, Storrs, Conn.
Dec. 29: BGSU vs. Princeton, 4:05 p.m. Princeton 3-1.
Dec. 30: Holy Cross/UConn vs. BGSU, 4:00/7:15 p.m. No matter which opponent, BG 3-2.
Dodge Holiday Classic, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, Minneapolis, Minn.
Dec. 31: FSU vs. BSU , 3:07 p.m. FSU 3-2.
Jan. 1: FSU vs. UMN , 7:07 p.m. FSU 4-3.
Catamount Cup, Jan. 1-2, Burlington, Vt.
Jan. 1: OSU vs. Vermont, 7:05 p.m. Vermont 4-2.
Jan. 2: OSU vs. Army, 4:05 p.m. OSU 3-1.
Shillelagh Tournament, Jan. 1-2, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Jan. 1: Minn. State vs. ND, 6:05 p.m. ND 3-2.
Jan. 2: BU/Brown vs. ND, 5:05 p.m. No matter which opponent, ND 2-1.
LSSU at Nipissing, Jan. 1-2, 1:00 p.m. Exhibition. LSSU 4-3, 3-2.
Check out this video preview of the Dodge Holiday Classic, produced by FSU athletics. The Bulldogs take their holiday tourneys very, very seriously.