I guess you can say people are starting to take notice. Six other CCHA teams are ranked, including #1 Ferris State.
The Spartans have finally cracked the Top 15 in the USA Today poll. Three other CCHA teams are ranked in this poll, and Ferris State still sits at the top at #1.
Inside College Hockey is taking notice as well putting MSU at #15. INCH.com has a vote in the USA Today poll, and their Top 15 represents their ballot.
Hockey polls usually make little sense, and I'm still not sure Ferris State is the best team in the country, but they are riding a very long unbeaten streak right now, which will be put to the test when they face Western this weekend.
Even though Ferris State has clinched a share of the CCHA title, Michigan can still catch them with some help from Western. The rest of the CCHA is still a bit of a log jam, though as we mentioned earlier, MSU cannot finish worse than 6th, and they could finish as high as second.
If you are wondering about tiebreakers, the CCHA comes out just in time with the tiebreaker procedures. But all you need to know at the moment is MSU simply has to win their final two games to be guaranteed a top four spot and home ice advantage in the CCHA quarterfinals.
CCHA HONORS CONTINUE
Tanner Sorenson was named the CCHA Rookie of the week. He tallied a goal and two assists this weekend against Alaska. This marks the third straight week a Spartan has been honored.
And don't look now but Torey Krug leads all CCHA players in conference points. That isn't a misprint - not just d-men, but all players. He is tied with T.J. Tynan of Notre Dame with 28 points.
NO, THANK YOU SENIORS
MSUSpartans.com posted this video of all the Spartan seniors thanking everyone for their support.
Fortunately, they still have the chance to play two (or three) more games at Munn depending on how things go this weekend. In the meantime, for MSU Hockey fans everywhere - this might be the photo you would love to keep (credit: MSUSpartans.com)
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