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WCHA Final Face-Off Preview

Conference title is on the line this weekend in Grand Forks.

Two-time WCHA Player of the Year Hanna Brandt and the Gophers must get past a stingy Bemidji State team if the want to advance to this weekend’s WCHA Final Faceoff title game on Sunday at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. (MHM Photo / Brent Cizek)

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With the quarterfinal round now complete, the WCHA’s top teams will meet in Grand Forks, N.D. this weekend for the 2015 WCHA Final Face-Off. Saturday’s semifinal games will see top-seeded Minnesota play fifth-seed Bemidji State, and second-seed Wisconsin take on host and third-seed North Dakota. All four are here for a reason and will aim to build on their successes this season and capture the championship on Sunday.

Here’s a closer look at each of the four teams and why they might win it:

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Gabriella is now in her third season of covering NCAA and international women's hockey for The Hockey Writers. She is the founding editor of At Even Strength, a website dedicated to providing full-time coverage and analysis of women's hockey. She is currently working towards a degree in Communication at the University of North Dakota, and is also interning with UND Athletic Media Relations. She can be reached on Twitter (@gabfun)

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