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Schlossman: There’s oddly little separation in college hockey

Is your favorite college hockey team’s record not as good as you hoped it would be at this point in the season?

Unless you cheer for one of a handful of teams — like Alaska Anchorage, St. Lawrence, Merrimack, Vermont or RPI — it’s probably not time to hit the panic button yet.

It has been an abnormal year of surprisingly little separation to start this season.

Right now, only six teams have a .650 winning percentage or better — St. Cloud State, Cornell, Notre Dame, Clarkson, Denver and North Dakota. That’s the fewest number of .650 teams at this time of the season, by far, since College Hockey Inc., started keeping detailed stats on its website in 2012-13.

In the five previous seasons, the average was more than double (12.4) than the six this season.

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