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CCHA RACE
Following Michigan’s weekend split with Michigan State, the Wolverines sit in third place in the CCHA with 41 points.  They’re one point behind Western Michigan and six points behind Ferris State.  How many imagined at the start of the season I’d be typing Ferris State as the top team in the CCHA right now?  Didn’t think so.  Great job the Bulldogs are doing and they’re also #2 in the PairWise Rankings and #1 in both the USCHO and USA Today polls. Michigan is #5 in the PairWise Rankings and both polls.

With just two weekends to go, Michigan’s chances of finishing in first place in the CCHA are slim.  The Wolverines close out at home against Northern Michigan University this weekend then travel to Bowling Green.  Ferris State hosts Bowling Green this weekend then finishes out at Western Michigan.  U-M is going to need to win out and hope the Bulldogs falter.

LIVE BLOG RETURNS THIS WEEKEND!
As for those Wildcats this weekend, I plan on being at Yost for the games and hosting a live blog both nights. Game time reminder: Friday’s game starts at 7:35 p.m., but Saturday’s game starts at 5:05 p.m. I’ll have a preview up later this week.

WEEKLY RECRUITING UPDATE
Weekly recruiting update will be posted probably Wednesday. I have an e-mail chat going with commit Evan Allen right now and want to finish that before posting it. Allen had a huge performance at the Vlad Zdurilla tournament in Slovakia last week with 10 points in three games as the U.S. Under-17 Team took home the title.

BTN TO AIR ’98 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The Big Ten Network will be airing the 1998 NCAA Championship game between Michigan and Boston College Friday night at 5:30 p.m. The Wolverines defeated the Eagles, 3-2, in overtime on a Josh Langfeld goal. Following the broadcast, BTN will be airing Michigan vs. Northern Michigan live from Yost Ice Arena.

COMRIE CALLS IT A CAREER
Former Michigan start Mike Comrie has called it a career at age 31 following his third major hip surgery. The Edmonton Journal has a recap of his up and down career.