WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:58 pm

The week 9 tri-winners are <3_Blizzard, GIWAN, and MTUHuskies who each posted 27 points. Honorable mention goes to Hatch_man and gochiefs who were a perfect 8-for-8 this week. 11 players pocketed bonus points including MTUHuskies and puckdude40 who correctly picked 91 penalties called this weekend (35 in the Ferris/Alaska series...wow...that's Federal League material right there).

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Contestant        Bonus
MTUHuskies           10
puckdude40           10
Soulbeaver            9
<3_Blizzard           7
GIWAN                 7
Bronco Hockey Fan     5
MTUHuskyGold          5
UAFIceAngel           5
Icd80                 4
SweeneyHawksHockey    3
SectionP              2

Week 10 is on tap with 10 games on the schedule so no bonus.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:03 am

Bump...missing a couple of regulars (BGHockeyFan94, BGSURICK).
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:26 pm

The gutsiest homer pick so far this season has to go to cajunuahfan who, by being the ONLY player to correctly pick Huntsville's win over Bemidji Saturday night, joins Bronco Hockey Fan, IceKnight81, and TalonsUpPuckDown as the week 9 quad-winners with a total of 26 points. And with that big win this week, Bronco Hockey Fan jumps back into first place in what is becoming a two-person race for the McNaughton Cup with SweeneyHawksHockey. As we approach the halfway point of the season, two Nacho fans seem to know the WCHA teams better than the WCHA players. Can they keep it up?

With 8 games on tap for week 11 we'll do a 5-point bonus this week.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:35 am

What a great weekend for Falcon hockey!

As we head into the break there is a lot going on in the WCHA Pick 'Em world, but first things first. Jbakerifm won week 11 with a total score of 21 including 3 bonus points. Speaking of bonus, there were only 10 PP/SH/EA/EN goals this week with 9 players picking up bonus points. With respect to the games, 2 players correctly picked Huntsville's upset over Tech, 3 players correctly picked the Seawolves to upset the Beavers, and 4 players correctly picked us to sweep Mankato (Hockey John, Jbakerifm, kckrieg84, TalonsUpPuckDown) -- but no one picked all 3. Nine players picked Mankato to sweep us.

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Player           Bonus
beaverhockeyfan    3
Critical Thinker   3
Jbakerifm          3
IceKnight81        2
Laker Dude         2
UAFIceAngel        2
<3_Blizzard        1
klbaum1077         1
mikeeddy19         1


Week 12 kicks off the holiday tournament season. Here's where things are a little different from our normal weeks:

1) Since there are two WCHA teams in the GLI I've posted the possible second round matchups for Tech and Lake Superior. Pick all the games, I will only use the actual game(s) played.
2) I've been unable to determine what NCAA OT rules will be in place for each of the 3 tournaments (Catamount Cup, Desert Classic, GLI) so while I've provided the option to pick a tie, I recommend avoiding that option as I highly suspect each tournament game will end with a winner.
3) Week 13 begins with a Thursday game. I'll make sure to have the entry form available early, but for those of you who habitually submit your picks at the last second on Friday, beware.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:21 am

Bump. Missing a couple of regulars for this week.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:27 am

Week 13 is up even though it's still holiday tournament time. League games start up on Thursday of this week so I want to give everyone as much time as possible to submit picks. Week 12 results will be posted at the conclusion of the GLI.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:03 pm

The week 12 holiday tournament co-winners were Critical Thinker and Icd80 who posted scores of 27 points each. At the top of the standings it is rapidly becoming a two-person race for the McNaughton Cup between Bronco Hockey Fan and SweeneyHawksHockey and a three-person race for the Mason Cup between those two and GIWAN. I also want to point out how mikeeddy19 has steadily worked into a playoff position after spotting the field nearly 30 games.

Reminder that the first Bemidji at BG tee time is 7:37 this Thursday so get those picks in.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:45 am

The winner of week 13 was TalonsUpPuckDown with a score of 27. With 8 weeks left in the season there are still 270 points up for grabs including 60 bonus points.

Ten games on the schedule for week 14.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:51 am

MTUHuskyGold won week 14 with a score of 26 missing only Alaska's upset of Bemidji Saturday night. The top of the standings shuffled again as SweeneyHawksHockey retakes the lead with a big 25 point week.

Two 5-point bonus questions for week 15. It's a little different so feel free to post your questions.

There are seven weeks left in the regular season. Playoff info will be coming next week.


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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:36 am

Big update this week, I apologize for the length. First off, you will find the playoff rules below the weekly standings.

The winner of week 15 was cajunuahfan who posted a score of 25 points including 7 bonus points. BroncoHockeyFan rode the bonus wave back into a first place tie with SweeneyHawksHockey who still clings to a 2 game lead in the quest for the Mason Cup. The average GWG time in the UAA/UAH series was 32 min (rounded down) while the total PP, SH, EN, EA goals was 18. potternum claimed 9 bonus points which led the bonus picking.

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Name                      GWG Time  PP, SH, ENG, EA  Total
potternmu                    5             4           9
cajunuahfan                  5             2           7
GIWAN                        1             5           6
BGSURICK                     0             5           5
Bronco Hockey Fan            0             5           5
Hockey John                  0             5           5
Icd80                        0             5           5
Laker Dude                   0             4           4
MTUHuskyGold                 0             4           4
puckdude40                   0             4           4
SectionP                     0             4           4
<3_Blizzard                  0             3           3
BGFan                        0             3           3
hawerchuck                   0             3           3
IceKnight81                  3             0           3
gochiefs                     0             2           2
kckrieg84                    0             2           2
klbaum1077                   0             2           2
Wi.HuskiesFan                0             2           2
GoNanooks                    0             1           1
Hatch_man                    1             0           1
John J. MacInnes             1             0           1
MavHockey14                  0             1           1
mikeeddy19                   0             1           1
UAFIceAngel                  0             1           1


Full slate of games for week 16 so no bonus. You will find the playoff rules below the weekly standings. I added two more columns to the weekly standings: Playoff points behind (points needed to make the field of 32) and Playoff % (percent likelihood of making the playoffs based on 100 simulations).

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Playoff Seeding
Due to this year’s expansive field, the top 32 players will make the playoffs. Matches are head-to-head, single elimination with snake seeding for bracket pairings (1 vs. 32, 2 vs. 31, etc.). Seeding and tie breakers are determined in the following manner based on regular season results:
1) Total Points (including bonus)
2) Points (excluding bonus)
3) Total Points earned during the final 2 (or 3, or 4, or…) weeks of the WCHA regular season including bonuses until the tie is broken. Basically the “hotter” player down the stretch is favored.

Playoff Rounds
o First round will be based on the Friday, March 8 WCHA Quarterfinal playoff games with bonuses (4 games total, field reduced from 32 to 16).
o Second round will be based on the Saturday, March 9 WCHA Quarterfinal playoff games with bonuses (4 games total, field reduced from 16 to 8)
o Quarterfinals will be based on the Friday, March 15 WCHA Semifinal playoff games with bonuses (2 games total, field reduced from 8 to 4).
o Semifinals will be based on the Saturday, March 16 WCHA Semifinal playoff games with bonuses (2 games total, field reduced from 4 to 2).
o The championship matchup will be based on the WCHA Championship game on March 23 plus bonuses.

Scoring
o Same as the regular season other than games won’t end in a tie so 3 pts for a win, 0 pts for a loss.
o 2-3 bonus questions for each round worth 1-5 points.
o Ties go to the higher seed.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:06 pm

gochiefs, MavHockey14, and mikeeddy19 were the week 16 tri-winners posting 22 points each. SweeneyHawksHockey had an unusually challenged week and finds that Bronco Hockey Fan has retaken the lead in the standings and GIWAN now leads in the race for the Mason Cup by .001 percentage points. Five weeks remain in the season.

Reminder that the top 32 make the playoffs. To boost everyone's chances, the bonus is here to stay through the rest of the regular season.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:43 am

Mavsfan19 had a killer week capturing 26 out of a possible 28 points including being the only player to correctly predict the outcome of all 6 games. This score moved Mavsfan19 from being a playoff outsider last week (rank 36/12 points out) to a 31 seed. Bronco Hockey Fan holds on to first place, however, there is now a 3-way tie for the Mason Cup between giwan, SweeneyHawksHockey, and TalonsUpPuckDown.

As for the bonus, there were 16 visitor goals, 20 home goals, and 2 one-goal games. <3_Blizzard and gochiefs led the way with 9 bonus points each. Everyone picked up at least 1 bonus point this week except for one player.

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Name                   Away    Home   1-Goal  Total
<3_Blizzard             4       4       1       9
gochiefs                3       4       2       9
Manurespreader          3       4       1       8
Mavsfan19               3       3       2       8
puckdude40              4       2       2       8
SectionP                3       3       2       8
Wi.HuskiesFan           4       3       1       8
BGSURICK                3       3       1       7
GIWAN                   4       2       1       7
SweeneyHawksHockey      3       2       2       7
GoNanooks               3       2       1       6
hawerchuck              3       1       2       6
John J. MacInnes        2       3       1       6
MTUHuskies              4       1       1       6
MTUHuskyGold            2       2       2       6
potternmu               1       3       2       6
Bronco Hockey Fan       3       1       1       5
cajunuahfan             4       1       0       5
IceKnight81             3       0       2       5
Soulbeaver              2       2       1       5
beaverhockeyfan         0       3       1       4
Critical Thinker        0       2       2       4
TalonsUpPuckDown        3       0       1       4
UAFIceAngel             3       0       1       4
BGFan                   0       1       2       3
Icd80                   2       0       1       3
Jbakerifm               1       0       2       3
mbenecke                2       1       0       3
kckrieg84               0       0       2       2
Laker Dude              0       1       1       2
MavHockey14             1       0       1       2
mikeeddy19              1       0       1       2
crossjcek               0       0       1       1
Deejpuck                0       0       1       1
klbaum1077              0       0       0       0


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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:19 am

First, I forgot to post Hatch_man's 8 bonus points for last week; this week's standings reflect the update.

Bronco Hockey Fan not only tightens that grip on the McNaughton Cup by winning week 18 with a score of 26 points (the lead is now up to 19 points) but also joins giwan, SweeneyHawksHockey , and TalonsUpPuckDown in what is now a 4-way tie for the Mason Cup. Shout out to Deejpuck and SectionP who also had big 25 point weeks.

LakerDude correctly picked 95 shots-on-goal in this weekend's Governor's Cup.

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Name               Bonus
Laker Dude            10
Bronco Hockey Fan      9
Soulbeaver             9
Deejpuck               8
SectionP               8
Hockey John            7
Wi.HuskiesFan          7
hawerchuck             5
beaverhockeyfan        4
gochiefs               1
Mavsfan19              1

There are three weeks left in the regular season with bonus opportunities each week.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:54 pm

BGSURICK was the week 19 winner posting 19 points. I like the symmetry. The talk of the USCHO Pick 'Em thread was the massive 252 penalty minutes this weekend, 126 of which happened in the War Memorial Arena (Slater Family Ice Arena) between the Charlestown Chiefs (us) and the Syracuse Bulldogs (UA). Only one player, cajunuahfan, picked up bonus points this week and those 4 points may secure his ticket to the playoffs. Speaking of playoffs, With 2 weeks remaining only 9 points separate the 31 and 34 ranked players (top 32 make the playoffs). Not to state the obvious, but the key the key to making the playoffs is getting your picks in for the week. At the other end of the standings, Bronco Hockey Fan's lead continues to grow week-by-week. While no one is willing to concede the McNaughton Cup just yet, a 21-point lead appears insurmountable. With the McNaughton all but decided, it's the race for the Mason Cup that's captured the attention of the FloSports WCHA beat writers. With 2 weeks left, the Mason Cup standings are as follows:

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Player                Points %     Games Behind
Bronco Hockey Fan      .693            -
TalonsUpPuckDown       .693            -
SweeneyHawksHockey     .689            1
gochiefs               .689            1
GIWAN                  .389            1

A full slate of WCHA games greets the contestants for the final two weeks of the regular season along with two 10-point bonus questions. Week 20 is up (note the bonus is the number of penalties called, not penalty minutes). Good luck!

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2018-2019

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:55 am

Bump. Couple of regulars missing. Fight for playoff points is fierce, get those entries in.
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