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March 11, 2013
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FOX Sports North to Televise 2013 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five
FOX Sports North will televise the 2013 Red Baron WCHA Final Five

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center and FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), announced today the 2013 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five will once again be telecast on FOX Sports North and produced by Minnesota Wild Broadcasting. The entities have televised the tournament since 2000.

Minnesota Wild television broadcaster Anthony LaPanta will handle play-by-play duties for the games on Thursday as well as the 2 p.m. game on Friday. Doug McLeod will take on the play-by-play for Friday night and the Broadmoor Trophy Championship game on Saturday. Kevin Gorg will serve as color analyst for the Thursday and Friday afternoon games and Casey Hankinson will handle Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday's Championship game. Ben Clymer will round out the broadcast team reporting rinkside throughout the tournament.

"We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with FOX Sports North on televising the Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five," said WCHA Commissioner Bruce M. McLeod. "It is only fitting that college hockey's premier post-season tournament is televised by one of the premier sports networks in the country and we are thrilled to be able to announce this outstanding coverage. The WCHA, FOX Sports North, the Minnesota Wild and Xcel Energy Center are a tremendous team."

The 2013 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five will be held Thursday – Saturday, March 21-23, at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul for the 13th straight year. Six teams from the twelve team WCHA conference will advance to the 2013 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five, battling it out over five games for the Broadmoor Trophy and entrance to the NCAA Tournament. Click here for a complete tournament schedule.

Date Game Time CST
Thursday, March 21 Game 1 2 pm
  Game 2 7 pm
Friday, March 22 Semifinal 1 2 pm
  Semifinal 2 7 pm
Saturday, March 23 Championship Game 7 pm
All times are Central (CST)

FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network, visit www.foxsportsnorth.com.

Tickets to the 2013 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five can be purchased at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Groups (10+) call 651-312-3486. Single game tickets are on sale now. A limited number of tournament packages are still available.