Who saw this one coming?
Michigan State will host its final Central Collegiate Hockey Association game at Munn Arena tonight and Western Michigan could be celebrating its first regular season championship on it.
And, it’s a real possibility with WMU trailing Miami by two points heading into tonight’s games.
A WMU win over the Spartans, coupled with a Miami home loss to Ohio State would give the Broncos their first CCHA regular season title in its 38th year of competing in the league.
Last night, the Broncos dominated MSU at Munn, 5-2 while Ohio State won at Miami, 3-0.
So, why is it MSU’s final CCHA home game? Well, the Spartans are dead last in the standings and will play a first-round series on the road next weekend, possibly at Alaska.
Michigan, which was picked by the media to win the league title, is just hoping to earn a first-round home series next weekend.
The Wolverines can clinch home-ice for the opening-round with a win over Ferris State tonight at Yost. They are looking for their first series sweep at home this season, defeating Ferris State last night, 4-1.
Michigan (10) has won more CCHA regular-season titles than any other team. MSU is second with seven titles.
Michigan (13-18-2) will more than likely suffer its first losing season since 1986-87 and have its string of 22 straight NCAA tournament appearances come to an end unless it puts together an incredible run during the next few weeks.
WMU won its first CCHA tournament title since 1986 last season. Yes, Andy Murray has done an outstanding job in his two years as head coach of the Broncos.
The CCHA will end its 42-year run with its final tournament March 22-23 at Joe Louis Arena.