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New-look WCHA finds new playoff home, format: Final Five set for Grand Rapids, Mich., in 2014


ST. PAUL – After months of rumor, speculation and hearsay, the new-look Western Collegiate Hockey Association finally has a new playoff home. And fans of Bemidji State should know it well.

The league announced at a press conference Saturday that it would hold the 2014 Final Five March 21-22 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Beavers played in an NCAA regional tournament there en route to the Frozen Four in 2009.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer, focusing on Bemidji State but also covering area high schools. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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