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.
|Kansas City - LP: B. Chen||1||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber||5|
|Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton||1|
|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana||4||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||4|
|Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco||9||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard||7|
|Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger||5||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||2|
|San Diego - E. Stults||6:05 PM|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann|
|Baltimore - B. Norris||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison|
|NY Yankees - C. Sabathia||6:10 PM|
|Boston - F. Doubront|
|Oakland - S. Kazmir||7:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Oberholtzer|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|Oklahoma City||7:00 PM|
|LA Clippers||9:30 PM|
|San Jose||9:30 PM|