The state of hockey -- Minnesota -- has a puck trifecta brewing. Right now, UMD is No. 1 in the latest USCHO and USA Today polls, with the Gophers right behind at No. 2. Trifecta? Don't forget, the Wild have the best record in the NHL right now.
Hockey Bulldogs sink in national polls, Gophers stay pat
The hockey Bulldogs and Gophers took a few hits in the national rankings this week. In the USCHO poll, Minnesota and UMD are ranked second and third. In the USA Today poll, Duluth drops to third, but the Gophers remain number one.