The final Final Five is set

UND clinched one last trip to St. Paul and the WCHA Final Five with Sunday night’s 6-0 win over Michigan Tech. The pairings are set for the event.

Thursday

MSU-Mankato vs. Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
Colorado College vs. North Dakota, 7 p.m.

Friday

Minnesota State-Wisconsin winner vs. St. Cloud State, 2 p.m.
Colorado College-North Dakota winner vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 7 p.m.

33 thoughts on “The final Final Five is set

  1. How does everyone in the world except Dan Hammer know that the WCHA tourney re-seats after the first round. He has to feel pretty stupid this morning.

  2. To be fair to Dan he was reading from a press release from the WCHA or UND. They must have assumed Denver was going to close out CC. At least he got one more “offensive minded defenseman” in along with some nonexistant “onetimers”. And his obligatory “youngest member of the Fargo Force” Doesn’t he realize that the same people are watching each broadcast?

  3. Do you think Dan feels better or worse than someone questioning the intelligence of others while calling re-seeding re-seating. I think Dan’s doing a great job.

  4. I may have mixed up re-seat and re-seed but I must have blacked out when Midco hired me to do the play by play. And I’d love to see the press release he was referring to during the game. Its the little stupid things that Hammer does (Sweeney would constantly make rube comments too) that lower the quality of the broadcast to bush league status. They need to loop Hennessy’s call into the TV feed.

    • Why is it that announcers always get thrown under the bus by the fans? If he’s that bad turn down the volumn on the TV and tune in to Hennessy broadcast. Problem fix *shrugs*

  5. I think Both Hammer and Kober have made huge improvements through this season. Do I miss Sweeney and Scanlan…..Yeah, but these guys are doing a fine job.

    • I never did like Scanlan, hi color commentary reminds me exactly of Jason Bateman’s character in Dodgeball.

      Pat: MacWilliam will take 2 for roughing
      Jim: Yeah Pat, I think he’ll go to the box on that one

      Pat: Frattin with a burst of speed moves in on a breakaway!
      Jim: Yeah Pat, he looked pretty quick there

      Cotton (Gary Cole): and Average Joes will forfeight the match
      Pepper (Bateman): Yeah Cotton, its a bold strategy; lets see how it works out for them.

      I think of Bateman every time i hear Scanlan talk.

  6. i may get yelled at but i think IF they are assured of getting in the ncaa’s i would almost want them to loose on thursday. think about it, if they won, that would be at least 5 games played from friday to friday. if they loose, they would get at least a week off to rest up for the ncaa tournament. with all the regional sites being near detroit and boston it doesn’t matter where you are seeded this year as long as you get in. seems like in the past the team exerts so much energy on the wcha tournament that by the ncaa’s they aren’t up to snuff.

    • It’s definitely a valid argument. I believe it was 2005 when Denver missed the WCHA Final Five, got rested up and won 4 straight to win the NC.

      • loose or lose. i want them to win the game on thursday. these are college kids. they don’t have to play a gazillion games a year. pretty sure these guys want to make it to the nhl… where they play multiple nights a week and usually in different cities. im sure they will be just fine. gassed is not an excuse.

  7. St Cloud has to be ripped they aren’t getting the night game. Why not? I thought the Goofers-get-night-game policy was rescinded a while ago and that the #1 seed gets it.

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