Here is some gameday reading for the start of the the WCHA playoffs:
In the Free Press, the Mavericks' leading scorer, Trevor Bruess, is also their Mr. Hustle. Also, coach Troy Jutting is doing his best to keep this week as normal as possible, despite the extraordinary circumstances of the weekend.
The Strib tracks down ex-Maverick and West boys coach Ken Essay to break down the importance of the series for MSU and Mankato. They also look at the series' goaltending matchup between MSU's Mike Zacharias and the U's Alex Kangas.
Freshman Mike Hoeffel tells the Pioneer Press that this weekend might be a last gasp for the Gophers.
Check back for more later.