WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

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WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:02 am

Once again I'm running the WCHA Pick 'Em contest over on the USCHO site. Players from AZZ always do well (mbenecke was runner up last year). Rules are the same as last year:
3 points for a win (regulation or NCAA OT)
2 points for a shootout win (WCHA conference games only)
1 point for a shootout loss (WCHA conference games only)
0 points for a loss (regulation or NCAA OT)

For OOC regular season and specific tournament games, there will be the option to pick a tie which will be worth 3 points if the game ends in a tie at the end of the NCAA OT period or zero points if either team wins.

Periodically there will be a bonus question (or two...) worth 5-10 points.
Only NCAA-sanctioned games will be counted (no exhibition games).
Click the link, fill out the form, submit your picks (don’t forget to click Submit).
Top 32 make the playoffs (if we have that many). More on that later.

Three awards are up for grabs:
MacNaughton Cup – Regular season champion as determined by total points (2018-19 winner – Bronco Hockey Fan)
Mason Cup – Highest regular season points percentage (based solely on picks) (2018-19 winner – Bronco Hockey Fan)
Jeff Sauer Trophy – Playoff champion (2018-19 winner – Bronco Hockey Fan)

Good luck!

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby mbenecke » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:27 am

I appreciate the shoutout. Haha

Always look forward to playing along through the season! Thanks for putting this together for us!
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:41 pm

Looks like I forgot to turn sharing on for the detailed responses. Same as last year.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:06 am

48 players posted picks for Week 1 with fourteen (14!) players correctly picked the winners of the opening 9 games. Seventeen games are on the Week 2 slate. See you at the Ice Breaker.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:18 pm

Bump. Missing a couple of regulars.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:18 am

Cream, as they say, rises to the top and so does BroncoHockeyFan who with 36 points edged out a week 2 win over MissThundercat , SweeneyHawksHockey, Stauber1 , and gochiefs to take sole possession of first place. Special shout out to Critical Thinker and Mavsfan19 for correctly picking the St. Cloud/Bemidji tie on Saturday. Honorable mention goes to RIT who scored three unanswered goals in the freakin' third period/OT to skunk the entire field.

Normally week 3 sees the start of our bonus but with 12 games on the schedule we'll hold off for another week.

REMINDER that there is a Thursday night game this week so get those picks in early.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:35 am

Bump. Reminder there's a game Thursday evening. Get those picks in.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:15 am

Week 3 was a toughie. Nearly 3/4 of the field failed to pick up even half the available points this week. However, stick taps to this week's tri-winners: BGFan, puckdude40, and walktheline who each posted 21 out of 36 points. With the field doing so poorly this week the standings are nicely scrambled with walktheline not only making an early case for ROY, but also taking sole possession of first place!

With the WCHA season starting in earnest in Week 4 it's time for the bonus to make it's first appearance.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:24 am

Lots of action this week, let's get to it. Stick taps to MTUHuskyGold and Soulbeaver who each correctly picked 11 of 12 games this week. Stick taps also go out to kckrieg84 and MTUHuskyGold who each correctly picked 107 shots on goal in the first round of the Alaska Governor's Cup. Add it up and what do you get? MTUHuskyGold is the week 4 winner picking up 43 out of a possible 46 points! 18 players pocketed at least 1 bonus point:

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Player         Bonus Points
kckrieg84           10
MTUHuskeyGold       10
MSUMaverickFan       9
Soulbeaver           9
BGFan                8
geezer               8
hawerchuck           8
Critical Thinker     7
Hockey John          6
Section P            6
gochiefs             5
GIWAN                4
GoNanooks            4
mbenecke             4
beaverhockeyfan      3
NHBEAVERFAN          3
Bale                 2
puckdude40           1


And with all these points flying around we have a new name atop the leaderboard: MSUMaverickFan takes over the lead for first place in the race for the MacNaughton Cup! With the bonus now in play, there is a 6-way tie for the Mason Cup (best picker, no bonus - must enter a minimum of 1/3 of the games played) with everyone who is currently sitting in 6th place tied for the lead.

Eleven games on the slate this week including a Thursday night game so get those picks in early. No bonus for week 5.

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:57 am

Halloween bump. Missing a couple of regulars. Reminder there's a game tonight.
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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:03 am

Week 5 had 4 co-winners each with 27 out of a possible 33 points: Drumstix, kckrieg84, manurespreader, and mbenecke. And for the fourth week in a row we see brand new names atop the leaderboard with mbenecke and kckrieg84 now rolling along. Special shout out goes to Drumstix and Scrum Bucket who were the only two players to correctly pick Friday's UNO/UAA tie.

Hard to believe we've already gone through 1/4 of the schedule. If the number of regular weekly players stays at this pace (we're averaging over 40 players per week) I'll be expanding the playoff field. More on that in December/January.

Week 6 has 12 games on the schedule so the bonus will be on hiatus for one more week. There are some tough matchups this week so good luck!

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Re: WCHA Pick 'Em 2019-2020

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:01 am

The week 6 tri-winners, who each posted 29 points, were beaverhockeyfan, geezer and Miss Thundercat. And with this win, geezer joins IceKnight81 in the weekly scramble atop the leaderboard. Shout out to Hockey John and Scrum Bucket who were the only two players to correctly call Friday's St. Cloud/NMU tie.

Week 7 welcomes back the bonus so get your calculators out.

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