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Gallery: Friday at the WCHA Final Five semifinals

Here are photos from Friday’s semifinal games at the WCHA Final Five in St. Paul, Minn., Wisconsin’s 4-1 victory over St. Cloud State and Colorado College’s 2-0 victory over Minnesota:

 Gallery: Friday at the WCHA Final Five semifinals

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  • David Skraba

    The Gophers hold the tie-breaker, BUT ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES OF WCHA PLAYOFF SEEDING!  For the purposes on the McNaughton Cup, no tiebreakers are employed.  Co-champions exist if the Bulldogs and Gophers have the same amount of points.  And whether you are a 1 or 2 seed is irrelevant – both get the 2nd round playoff bye!!!

    • DU_Fan

      Good point!!! Additionally if there are any upsets in the first round of best-of-three, the teams are reseeded for the Frozen Five (really Frozen Six). Should the Gophers or UMD get upset, at least the #2 has lost in the past, either DU or Sioux could get the bye.

      • puck fan

         I believe it’s actually the WCHA Final Five tournament – the final five GAMES of the WCHA season – to eliminate 5 teams and leave one league playoff champion (2 lose in the quarterfinals, 2 lose in the semifinals, and 1 more loses in the championship game.  No 3rd place game this year).

    • guest

      Actually, the number one seed is the home team and has the last line change, which can make a small difference.

  • Sivgopher

    They didn’t have third place game last year either. I think it hurts the teams close to making tournament one more game can be huge of course you have to win. Plus if I was traveling far I would want a little more chance of seeing my team twice

  • SIOUXFAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you are all missing the most important point….and that would be the Sioux winning the WCHA Final 5 and then a national championship. this team is eerily similar to the 2000 championship team…lol im just being a goof but the similarities are astounding. good luck to whoever plays them come playoff time

    • beefheart

      Now THAT is funny stuff. And good luck to you and yourn as well.