Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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WCHA playoffs set

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Gophers, Men's hockey, WCHA news Updated: March 4, 2012 - 1:38 AM

The WCHA first-round playoff pairings are set. All six best-of-three series start on Friday. The matchups:

Games Friday

Alaska Anchorage (12th seed) at Gophers (1), 7:07 pm  .... Rematch of first-round series last year when Gophers were fifth seed and Seawolves eight. UAA swept Gophers at Mariucci

Minnesota State, Mankato (11) at Minnesota Duluth (2), 7:07 pm ... UMD is defending NCAA champion, but limpied into playoffs with one-point series at St. Cloud State

Wisconsin (10) at Denver (3), 8:37 pm ... These teams split at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., two weekends ago.

Bemidji St. (9) at North Dakota (4), 7:37 pm ... Short trip for fans of Beavers

Michigan Tech (8) at Colorado College (5), 8:37 pm .... These teams played this weekend; CC won 5-2 and 2-0

Nebraska Omaha (7) at St. Cloud State (6), 7:37 pm ... UNO is glad it is anybody besides Bemidji St.

 

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