Three things we learned from the WCHA quarterfinals

We’re down to the Final Four in the WCHA, and the cream rose to the crop during the first weekend of the WCHA tournament.

Here are the three things we learned this weekend:

1. Northern Michigan wasn’t going down without a fight. The Wildcats took Bemidji State to a decisive third game, but couldn’t pull off the upset. The rest of the series were settled in sweeps by the higher seeds.

2. Major penalties are killers. In Game 2 of the Bowling Green-Ferris State series Gerald Mayhew was given a five-minute major and ejected for a hit from behind with his team leading 3-2. The Falcons then scored twice during the major power play and went on to complete the sweep with a 5-3 win.

3. Michigan Tech is rolling. The Huskies scored 14 goals in a two-game series sweep against Lake Superior State and look like the hottest team heading into the semifinals.