wcha women’s final face-off
Where: Ridder Arena
Friday’s semifinals: Wisconsin (23-9-2) vs. North Dakota (25-10-1) at 4 p.m.; Minnesota (36-0) vs. Ohio State (19-14-3) at 7 p.m.
Saturday’s final: 7 p.m.
Minnesota: Even if their 44-game winning streak is stopped, the Gophers are expected to get the No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament Sunday, and likely will be host of an NCAA quarterfinal game March 16.
Ohio State: After sweeping two games at Minnesota Duluth last weekend in the first round of the WCHA playoffs, the Buckeyes likely need to win this tournament to get into the eight-team NCAA field.
Wisconsin: The Badgers have an eight-game winning streak and are ranked sixth in the latest USCHO.com poll. They own a 37-3-1 all-time edge against North Dakota.
North Dakota: Ranked eighth in the USCHO.com poll, UND is on the NCAA bubble, like Wisconsin. So Friday’s semifinal could be pivotal for both teams.
|Baltimore - LP: W. Chen||1||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Masterson||7|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: A. Caminero||2|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: A. Simon||2|
|Cincinnati - WP: A. DeSclafani||6||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta||1|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Allen||3||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Robertson||4|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Gibson||1||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: E. Volquez||7|
|San Diego - WP: O. Despaigne||14||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa||3|
|Oakland - WP: D. Otero||6||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: M. Shoemaker||3|
|Houston - WP: T. Sipp||7||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: D. Farquhar||5|
Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?