WCHA Final Five championship preview

  • Updated: March 18, 2011 - 10:05 PM

WCHA FINAL FIVE Xcel Energy Center • TV: FSN

Thursday's quarterfinals

• Bemidji State 3, Minnesota Duluth 2, OT

• Colorado College 4, Alaska Anchorage 2

FRIDAY'S SEMIFINALS

• Denver 6, Bemidji State 2

• North Dakota 4, Colorado College 3

SATURDAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Denver vs. North Dakota, 7:07 p.m.

Pioneers (24-10-5) at a glance: Denver has come back to win or tie 17 games this season; the Pioneers trailed Bemidji State 2-1 after the first period on Friday in the semifinals. ... DU is 16-0-1 when scoring four or more goals. ... Wild draft pick Jason Zucker, a freshman winger, has 21 goals and 20 assists. ... The Pioneers have the WCHA's top penalty kill; the Beavers were 1-for-5 on the power play.

Fighting Sioux (29-8-3) at a glance: North Dakota has a season-best 12-game unbeaten streak (11-0-1) and has been the nation's No. 1-ranked team for the past month. ... Senior forward Evan Trupp was the Final Five MVP last year when the Sioux took home the Broadmoor Trophy. ... The Sioux split their one series with Denver this season, winning 4-3 and losing 3-0 in late October.

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