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My Top 3

1. Kevin Porter
2. Bryan Marshall
3. J-P Lamoureux

It was really hard to come up with three names this week. Chad Kolarik would have made an appearance in the top 3, but since he'll be out the rest of the regular season with an injury, all Hobey hopes are gone for him. That's probably fine by him too, since he's done everything he can to promote Kevin Porter any chance he gets.

Bryan Marshall also didn't play last weekend, so his spot is a bit precarious. INCH says he's expected to be back next weekend against Northern Michigan, but I'm not so confident. This weekend is UNO's last regular season series, and they already have home ice clinched(though South Bend would be a more favorable second-round destination than Ann Arbor or Oxford). After that, they have a meaningless non-conference game against Minnesota State, and then an exhibition against the NTDP. So I could see UNO being cautious with Marshall. They need to win the CCHA playoff title to make the NCAA tournament, and they'll need a healthy Bryan Marshall to have any hope of that.

Jean-Philippe Lamoureux returns back to the top 3, despite a pretty rough outing on Friday night. It's been a strong year for goalies, and one of them will likely make it pretty far. It might as well be the one with the best stats.

INCH Hobey Tracker

Is here.

INCH points out that Gerbe took a pretty critical 10-minute misconduct last Friday against Lowell. In itself, it's not the worst transgression, but given his past history, it's not going to help his case.