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This is getting close if not in the wheelhouse of "must win" for both teams. The Gophers are trying to turn a slipping season around and salvage the possibility of an at-large NCAA bid. The Bulldogs are trying to regain their confidence as a hockey team, period.
My prediction then would be a tie. Fitting, right?
Championship. BSU and MSUM will meet and the winner will be the second team to win the North Star College Cup. After watching the semifinal games I was asked to predict the score assuming the winner was a foregone conclusion, that being the Mavericks. I answered 7-1, so I will go with that and MSUM the winner. Although BSU can be a little tricky as UMD found out…but MSUM won't let that happen.