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March 17, 2013
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FIELD SET FOR 2013 RED BARON™ WCHA FINAL FIVE … ST. CLOUD STATE, MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA, WISCONSIN, MINNESOTA STATE, COLORADO COLLEGE DESCEND ON SAINT PAUL AND XCEL ENERGY CENTER FOR MARCH 21-23 PLAYOFF CHAMPIONSHIP
BROADMOOR TROPHY, NCAA TOURNAMENT BERTH GO TO FINAL FIVE CHAMPION; THURSDAY QUARTERFINALS HAVE NO. 5 MSU VS NO. 4 UW, NO. 6 CC VS NO. 3 UND; FRIDAY SEMIFINALS HAVE MSU OR UW VS NO. 1 SCSU, CC OR UND VS NO. 2 UM; TICKETS CONTINUE ON SALE; FINAL FIVE TO BE TELEVISED LIVE BY FOX SPORTS NORTH; FINAL FIVE COACHES/MEDIA TELECONFERENCE TUESDAY AT 11:00 AM CT
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The field is set for the 2013 Red Baron WCHA Final Five

WCHA Playoff Results - First Round, Best-of-Three

Results of Friday, March 15: #7 Nebraska Omaha 3 at #6 Minnesota State 4 ot (NC) (MSU leads 1-0); #9 Minnesota Duluth 1 at #4 Wisconsin 3 (NC) (UW leads 1-0); #11 Bemidji State 1 at #2 Minnesota 2 ot (NC) (UM leads 1-0); #10 Michigan Tech 3 at #3 North Dakota 5 (NC) (UND leads 1-0); #12 Alaska Anchorage 1 at #1 St. Cloud State 6 (NC) (SCSU leads 1-0); #8 Colorado College 3 at #5 Denver 5 (NC) (DU leads 1-0).

Results of Saturday, March 16: #7 Nebraska Omaha 2 at #6 Minnesota State 1 (NC) (series tied 1-1); #9 Minnesota Duluth 1 at #4 Wisconsin 4 (NC) (UW wins series 2-0); #10 Michigan Tech 2 at #3 North Dakota 1 (NC) (series tied 1-1); #11 Bemidji State 3 at #2 Minnesota 4 (NC) (UM wins series 2-0); #12 Alaska Anchorage 1 at #1 St. Cloud State 5 (NC) (SCSU wins series 2-0); #8 Colorado College 2 at #5 Denver 1 (NC) (series tied 1-1).

Results of Sunday, March 17: #7 Nebraska Omaha 1 at #6 Minnesota State 3 (NC) (MSU wins series 2-1); #10 Michigan Tech 0 at #3 North Dakota 6 (NC) (UND wins series 2-1); #8 Colorado College 4 at #5 Denver 3 (NC) (CC wins series 2-1).


This Week in the WCHA

2013 Red Baron WCHA Final Five - Xcel Energy Center - Saint Paul, MN

Games for Thursday, March 21: Quarterfinal – No. 5 Minnesota State vs No. 4 Wisconsin, 2:07 pm CT; Quarterfinal – No. 6 Colorado College vs No. 3 North Dakota, 7:07 pm CT.

Games for Friday, March 22: Semifinal – Minnesota State/Wisconsin vs No. 1 St. Cloud State, 2:07 pm CT; Semifinal – Colorado College/North Dakota vs No. 2 Minnesota, 7:07 pm CT.

Games for Saturday, March 23: Broadmoor Trophy Championship Game, 7:07 pm CT.


2013 RED BARON™ WCHA FINAL FIVE TICKETS CONTINUE ON SALE

Single game tickets for the 2013 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five, to be held Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, continue on sale. Tickets 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.

Prices for single game tickets are as follows:

Thursday, March 21 (2 pm) $26 / $21 Quarterfinal 1
Thursday, March 21 (7 pm) $31 / $21 Quarterfinal 2
Friday, March 22 (2 pm) $41 / $21 Semifinal 1
Friday, March 22 (7 pm) $46 / $21 Semifinal 2
Saturday, March 23 (7 pm) $46 / $21 Championship


FOX SPORTS NORTH TO TELEVISE 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), have announced that 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." 2013 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five Television Schedule

Thursday, March 21 Quarterfinal 1 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 21 Quarterfinal 2 7:00 pm

Friday, March 22 Semifinal 1 2:00 pm
Friday, March 22 Semifinal 2 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 23 Championship 7:00 pm

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.


WCHA FINAL FIVE AUDIO BROADCASTS LIVE

Once again this season the WCHA will be producing a radio broadcast for next week's 2013 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five and all five games are available for distribution. Those interested in clearing the broadcasts should contact Kevin Falness at the Minnesota Wild (KFalness@WILD.com) ASAP so he can get you the format and any other information you will need. There is no cost to carrying the broadcasts.