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WCHA Final Five: University of North Dakota vs St. Cloud State University

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#4 University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux(16-11-1) vs #5 St. Cloud State Huskies (12-12-4)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 PM CDT
Television: FSN

For the more perspective, check out SBNation Minnesota


SBN MN Preview


Brock Nelson - Corban Knight - Danny Kristo
Mark MacMillan - Carter Rowney - Michael Parks
Stephane Pattyn - Mario Lamoureux - Joe Gleason
Dan Senkbeil - Connor Gaarder

Derek Forbert - Ben Blood
Andrew MacWilliam - Nick Mattson
Dillon Simpson - Andrew Panzarella

Brad Eidsness
Aaron Dell

Nick Oliver - Ben Hanowski - Jared Festler
Cory Thorson - Nic Dowd - Dave Eddy
Garrett Milan - Joe Rehkamp - Joey Holka
Sam Zabkowicz - Brandon Burrell - Brooks Bertsch

Andrew Prochno - Nick Jensen
Kevin Gravel - Tim Daly
Taylor Johnson - Jarrod Rabey

Ryan Faragher
Mike Lee

Lines via Eric Burton, Goon's World and Nate Wells, SBNation Minnesota

This matchup could be a fun one to watch. While DU and Michigan Tech are WCHA rivals, UND and SCSU have a fair amount of hate for each other. This is a true hockey rivalry, and one that likely ends up physical and testy. This is college hockey at its best.

Keep an eye on this one, because if UND is dumped from the tournament, downtown Saint Paul tends to empty out rather quickly for the rest of the weekend. Having lived in Grand Forks for five years, and attended UND for a couple of them, I know their fans are remarkably passionate, and they travel well. They remind me a bit of Jets fans. That's not a compliment.

Still, they are here, and they are loud. Enjoy.