WCHA FINAL FIVE
Xcel Energy Center • TV: FSN
• Bemidji State 3, Minnesota Duluth 2 (OT) • Colorado College 4, Alaska Anchorage 2
Bemidji State vs. Denver, 2:07 p.m.
Beavers (15-17-5) at a glance: Bemidji State reached the Final Five by upsetting Nebraska Omaha, the third-place team in the WCHA, 4-2 and 3-2. On Thursday, the Beavers beat fourth-place UMD and now face second-place Denver. ... Senior center Matt Read scored four goals in the past three games. ... BSU is 15-3-3 when holding its opponents to two goals or fewer.
Pioneers (23-10-5) at a glance: Denver has won a league-leading 15 WCHA playoff championships, the most recent in 2008. ... The Pioneers beat visiting Bemidji State 3-1 and 4-2 in mid-November. ... Freshman goalie Sam Brittain leads the WCHA with a .922 save percentage and is third with a 2.25 goals-against average. ... DU is 7-4 all-time at Xcel Energy Center.
Colorado College vs. North Dakota, 7:07 p.m.
Tigers (22-17-3) at a glance: Colorado College is a quick scoring team; the Tigers have scored twice within one minute eight times and have scored in the first 3 1/2 minutes of a game nine times. ... Rylan Schwartz has scored four game-winning goals and assisted on six. ... The Tigers have scored at least one power-play goal in nine of their past 10 games.
Fighting Sioux (28-8-3) at a glance: North Dakota is on a seven-game winning streak and is making its ninth Final Five appearance in a row. The Sioux won the Broadmoor Trophy last year. ... Goalie Aaron Dell has a Division I-best 1.87 GAA. ... Jason Gregoire has 17 goals and 10 assists in a 14-game points streak. ... Matt Frattin has 33 goals, which leads the nation.
• Friday's winners, 7:07 p.m.