>Are the RedHawks In? Early Signs Point To…
>Yes. Having worked out every conference tournament scenario, I was unable to find one that put Miami out of the top 14 in the PWI and a few, that placed the RedHawks as high as 12th, meaning the squad would, in all likelihood, earn a 3 seed. USCHO bracket guru Jayson Moy believes that there are already 14 teams “in” the tournament. Take a look:
There are 14 teams in the tournament.
BU, Notre Dame, Michigan, Denver, Yale, Northeastern, Minn.-Duluth, North Dakota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Cornell, Miami, Bemidji State and the AH winner.
Yale and Cornell clinched with wins today. The same for Minnesota-Duluth. Miami also clinches because of the math. The only teams that can pass Miami are Princeton and Mass.-Lowell, but even so, the RedHawks still get into the tournament.
There are 2 spots left.
The two easiest paths to these two spots belong to Princeton and UML. A win and they are in.
If UML wins, it gets one spot, but if it loses, it’s out.
If Princeton wins, it gets one spot, but if it loses, it’s out.
The other teams eligible for the final two spots are St. Lawrence, Minnesota and Ohio State.
You can follow all the thoughts and insight into the RedHawks tourney hopes on Twitter/miamiicehockey.
– In the CCHA consolation game at “The Joe,” Northern Michigan claimed third place with a 2-0 win over Alaska this afternoon. Michigan and Notre Dame will meet in the championship game tonight at 7:35.