NCHL Weekly Update 10/11: MU @ Depaul

October 12th, 2018

Original Post: 10/11/2018 - 8:31 a.m. 


NCHL - In the first of our two conference match-ups this weekend solo first place is on the line when DePaul University hosts Marquette University. Marquette has gotten off to a hot start to their season; sweeping both of their conference series, earning a first place tie in the conference standings with Marian University, and winning all three of their non-conference games. Not to be left out, DePaul could earn a share of first place with a good showing this weekend as well. So, far this season it has been either feast or famine as all the conference series have ended in sweeps, meaning we are still waiting for our first series split.


This weekend also brings together two teams, Northern Michigan University and Lewis University, in desperate need of a kickstart to their conference seasons. To this point, in conference play, neither team has been able to come away with a point in either of the series they have participated in. With Lewis having taken part in more conference series than NMU it is imperative they come away with some points this weekend so they do not loose sight of a bid for the conference tournament.


Four conference teams are in action against non-conference opponents. Marian University and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh have games against St. Norbert College, Concordia University goes to the University of Illinois, and Robert Morris University – Maroon hosts Northern Illinois University.


DePaul hosts conference leading Marquette University:

DePaul University welcomes conference leading Marquette University to Johnny’s Ice House West this weekend. Marquette comes into this series on a four game conference win streak; having swept their series with Lewis University last weekend and Concordia University the weekend of September 21st. Including non-conference play Marquette is a perfect 7-0 to start the season. DePaul heads into this series also undefeated in conference play, sweeping Concordia on the weekend of September 28th, and are coming off a split last weekend with Illinois State University, winning 11-3 and losing 5-4 in a shootout.

Last season DePaul swept Marquette, winning 5-4 in OT and 7-2. Should they be able to replicate a sweep this season DePaul will jump up into a tie with Marquette and Marian University for the top spot in the conference standings. However, should Marquette flip the scrip they will take over first place alone, building a four-point lead over second place Marian.

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