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Upcoming weekend provides plenty of WCHA action

The upcoming weekend features all twelve WCHA teams battling each other in league play. Among the match-ups, the Gophers play a home-and-home series with St. Cloud State. Wisconsin battles Colorado College, and North Dakota meets up with Bemidji State.
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The upcoming weekend features all twelve WCHA teams battling each other in league play. Among the match-ups, the Gophers play a home-and-home series with St. Cloud State. Wisconsin battles Colorado College, and North Dakota meets up with Bemidji State.

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