The Wisconsin men's hockey team will travel to St. Cloud State for the first round of the WCHA playoffs after finishing the season in sixth place in the league standings. The best-of-three first round series runs March 14-16.
The Badgers were idle and started the weekend in fourth place and with a one point lead over Minnesota-State and St. Cloud State. However, MSU split with Michigan Tech at home and St. Cloud State skated to a pair of ties at North Dakota and both teams jumped the Badgers in the standings.
The winners of each best-of-three series advance to the 2008 WCHA Final Five, which takes place Thursday through Saturday, March 20-22 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Badgers return to St. Cloud State after finishing its regular season there last weekend. The two teams split that series.