The Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team defeated Boston University Saturday to advance to their regional final against rival North Dakota on Sunday, the Star Tribune said.
Their meeting Sunday will be the sixth contest between the two teams this season, but also the most important.
The winner will advance to play in the Frozen Four held in Tampa, Fla., which will be played next weekend.
The Gophers are playing in their first NCAA tournament since 2008, but playing their first two regional games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul was certainly helpful to the team's energy.
The only certain outcome from Sunday's game is that at least one WCHA team will be representing the conference in college hockey's pinnacle.