The NCAA appears to have announced that the Gopher hockey season will come to an end next weekend when they lose in the Western regional to The Fighting Hakstols of North Dakota. After this weekend's epic collapse when the Gophers were leading and dominating 3-0 only to fall to pieces and lose 6-3, it's hard to imagine them getting by the Whioux.
I'll make no other predictions until the expert chimes in. Chad is pretty good at the hockey stuff.
Sisyphus Pollyannas: James in Folson has fallen for the trap that will ensnare the Fighting Sioux. The Gophers proved to themselves that they can dominate at will and then took off the third period giving themselves an extra day of rest to prepare for the all-important NCAAs and giving the Sioux a false sense of confidence.
That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it.