Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Couple of Cool Stats

With Saturday's win over Western Michigan, the Wolverines reached the 20-win plateau for the 21st consecutive year. We now have the longest such streak in the history of college hockey, breaking the record of 20 set by the Minnesota Golden Gophers from 1977-1997.

It goes without saying, then, that we have the longest current streak. For the record, the next longest active streak is held by Michigan State, which has won 20+ games for 16 consecutive years. They haven't yet reached the 20 win mark this year, but they will likely extend it to 17 shortly. Fire Comley.

Western College Hockey went one step farther with the "Wow the refs hate Western" stat I had last week. By receiving 6 power play opportunities to Michigan's four on Saturday night, that was the first time the entire season that Western has had the man advantage more than their opponent. That's so weird, especially for a team that isn't all that heavily penalized. Of course, it's also more support for my theory that the CCHA refs really don't love Michigan.

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