UPDATED WCHA first-round playoff match-ups finalized

It took until Bemidji State’s 5-4 win at Alaska Anchorage late Saturday to decide things, but now, here are the first-round pairings for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs:

No. 12 seed Alaska-Anchorage at No. 1 Minnesota, 7:07 Friday, 7:07 Saturday and 7:07 Sunday (if necessary);

No. 11 Minnesota State at No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth, 7:07 Friday, 7:07 Saturday and 7:07 Sunday (if necessary);

No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 3 Denver, 7:37 Friday, 7:07 Saturday and 7:07 Sunday (if necessary);

No. 9 Bemidji State at No. 4 North Dakota, 7:37 Friday, 7:07 Saturday and 7:07 Sunday (if necessary);

No. 8 Michigan Tech at No. 5 Colorado College, 7:37 Friday, 7:07 Saturday and 7:07 Sunday (if necessary); Yes, tickets remain available at the World Arena Box Office (closed Sundays) or by calling 719-576-2626.

No. 7 Nebraska-Omaha at No. 6 St. Cloud State, 7:37 Friday, 7:07 Saturday and 7:07 Sunday (if necessary).

The series winners advance to the WCHA Final Five in St. Paul March 15-17 with reseeding after the first round. The bottom two seeds remaining play each other Thursday for a Friday semifinals berth against the top remaining seed..

 

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About paisleyhockey
I am the college hockey writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette focusing on the Atlantic Hockey Association, National Collegiate Hockey Conference and Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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