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WESTERN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

The Gophers’ 5-1 win in the opener of the WCHA Final Faceoff puts them into Sunday’s title game, and puts the Bulldogs into “wait and see” mode pending the announcement of the NCAA tournament field on Sunday night.
After 70 years of play, the men’s WCHA announced Friday that it had dissolved effective Thursday, July 1, after a vote taken by the league’s two remaining members.
The Buckeyes scored four goals in the opening 8 minutes of the second to blow by UMD in the WCHA Final Faceoff semifinals on Saturday
Bulldogs unable to overcome an “incredibly undisciplined” stint late in the second period of series finale.

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Bell and Hanley staked UMD to a 2-0 lead in the first, but Minnesota scores 1 in the second and 3 in the third to take the series opener.
Bemidji State picked to finish second
The Bulldogs men's and women's hockey programs won't take the ice until Nov. 20, at the earliest, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
UMD's goal in 2019-20 was to not only play in the NCAA tournament but make a run at a national championship during the final go-around of its star-studded senior class. The Bulldogs fell short of those goals, but they weren't the only school that missed out on those dreams.
The award is Tom Serratore’s second WCHA Coach of the Year accolade.
UMD enters this weekend's series against Ohio State 4-6-3 on the first day of a weekend series or tournament, but 9-3-1 on the second day

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Gabbie Hughes and Ashton Bell ride point streaks into this weekend's series at Minnesota. All the points they're putting up start on the back end, according to coach Maura Crowell.
UMD trails Bemidji State by six points in the race for home ice in the WCHA quarterfinals
UMD gets a bit of redemption from last year's tournament, from an early season sweep in Bemidji and from Saturday's tie against the Mavericks

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