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Predicting the 2018 Champions

01/11/2018, 12:45pm CST
By Let's Play Hockey

Let's Play Hockey's predictions for the teams to raise championship trophies at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Predicting the 2018 Champions

League 2017 Champion Current No. 1 Minnesota teams (odds/rank/win %) Our prediction for 2018
NHL Pittsburgh Tampa Bay (6/1) Minnesota (28/1) The Minnesota Wild make a run in the second half of the season to comfortably make the playoffs, but once again fall in the first round, this time in 6 games to Nashville. Tampa Bay wins its second Cup, defeating St. Louis in 6 games in the Final.
NCAA D-I Men Denver Notre Dame Minnesota State (8), Minnesota (9), Minnesota Duluth (15), Bemidji State (RV) The NCHC wins its third straight national title as St. Cloud State defeats Clarkson to become the third consecutive Minnesota team to win an NCAA championship in St. Paul.
NCAA D-I Women Clarkson Wisconsin Minnesota (5), Bemidji State (NR), Minnesota Duluth (NR), Minnesota State (NR), St. Cloud State (NR) For the 16th time in 18 years, a team from a western school wins the NCAA Frozen Four as Wisconsin shuts out Boston College in the title game.
NCAA D-III Men Norwich St. Norbert Augsburg (RV), St. John’s (RV), St. Thomas (RV) Endicott captures its first NCAA Championship, defeating St. Norbert in the title game.
NCAA D-III Women Plattsburgh Elmira Gustavus (4), St. Thomas (8), Hamline (RV), Augsburg (RV) Plattsburgh wins its fifth straight national championship, downing Gustavus Adolphus in the title game
USHL Chicago Tri-City (.685) n/a Fargo captures its first ever Clark Cup, defeating Tri-City in four games.
NAHL Lone Star Shreveport (.779) Austin (.597), MN Wilderness (.544), MN Magicians (.500) Fairbanks wins its fourth Robertson Cup in the last eight seasons, defeating Philadelphia in three games.
USPHL Premier Islanders Charlotte (.912) MN Blue Ox (.889), MN Moose (.850), MN Mullets (.603), Steele County (.387) The Charlotte Rush cruises to championships at both the Premier and Elite divisions.
SIJHL Dryden Thief River Falls (.966) Minnesota (.155) Thief River Falls captures its first ever Salonen Cup, defeating Dryden in the finals.
NA3HL Granite City North Iowa (.948) New Ulm (.661), Granite City (.643), Alexandria (.643), Willmar (.552), Breezy Point (.414), Rochester (.148) North Iowa continues its 2017-18 dominance to win its fourth title in the last six years, defeating Binghamton in the finals.
Boys Class AA Grand Rapids Duluth East Paced by the best offensive attack in the state, Edina defeats Duluth East to claim its 10th state title.
Girls Class AA Edina Blake Blake moves up to Class AA and doesn’t miss a beat, defeating Centennial to win its fifth state title in six years behind the strength of eight players committed to a Division I school.
Boys Class A Hermantown Hermantown Mahtomedi captures its first ever state championship, knocking off Hermantown in a state title game for the ages. The championship game will mark Hermantown’s final game in Class A.
Girls Class A Blake Thief River Falls On the shoulders of Ms. Hockey favorite Taylor Heise, Red Wing wins its first state title, edging Warroad in the championship game.

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