Bemidji State will make its first-ever appearance in a WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF after knocking off the third seeded St. Cloud State Huskies two games to one in a best-of-three playoff series the weekend of Feb. 26-28.
Previously the Beavers never tasted playoff success posting a 0-13 postseason record when they headed down to St. Cloud for the first-round playoffs. They extended that record to 0-14 after dropping Friday’s contest 3-0. However, BSU bounced back winning the next two games to earn a trip to the FINAL FACE-OFF.
BSU is one of four teams still alive in the hunt for the WCHA tournament championship along with an automatic bid to the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Ice Hockey National Championship.
Bemidji State will play Minnesota Duluth in the semifinals on Saturday March 6 at 12:07 p.m. at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The winner will advance on to the championship game, Sunday March 7 at 12:07 p.m., playing the winner of the Minnesota vs. Ohio State game.
For the first time, the WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF will feature two teams that finished lower than fourth place in the final conference standings, No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 Bemidji State.
A live blog of game summary and notes will be activated starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday prior to the start of the game.
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