The women’s hockey team beat UW-Eau Claire in the first round of the NCHA playoffs to advance to the semi-finals. They will host both the semi-final games on Friday, March 1, as well as the O’Brien Cup championship game on Saturday, March 2.
St. Norbert College will play the College of St. Scholastica for the first game of the weekend with the puck set to drop at 3:05 p.m. March 1.
UW-River Falls will play UW-Stevens Point in the second game with the puck set to drop at 7:05 p.m. March 1.
The winners of each game will play Saturday afternoon with the O’Brien cup and an automatic birth into the national tournament at stake. The puck is set to drop for the championship game at 4:05 p.m. March 2.
UWRF performers to watch this weekend will be the line of Kait Mason and Alice Cranston. This combination for the Falcons scored three goals in the Eau Claire win. The goalie position will also be key to watch as the Falcons have split time between Ashley Kuechle and Gillian McDonald all season. Both of them finished in the top five in the conference for least goals allowed per game.