The road to the NCAA Women's Frozen Four begins Saturday with the quarterfinals at four campus sites. It's a straightforward deal: one win gets you to AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn., for next week's semifinals.
Minnesota-Duluth did not qualify, but WCHA rivals Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota (a first-timer) are still in the mix. With five of the eight participants coming from the East, will this be the first year a team outside of the WCHA wins it all? We'll see.
Here are our five things to watch this weekend: