Week one is done - and what a week it was for Hockey East.
UNH beat Wisconsin 5-1, which initially worried me until I convinced myself that BC probably just wore Wisco down on Friday night. :) It's quite the impressive start for UNH in the post-Regan era. Hockey East Player of the Year candidate James Van Riemsdyk got on the board in the first period for his first tally of the season.
BU topped two western foes, North Dakota and Michigan State, indicating that they may well be for real this year. UMass made Hockey East 3-for-4 at the IceBreaker by downing North Dakota. And the Northeastern Huskies went 1-0-1 against Alaska-Fairbanks and Alaska-Anchorage.
Could the East be up this year?
My fan poll after week 1:
12. Notre Dame
14. Minnesota State-Mankato
15. North Dakota