BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Third-ranked Minnesota State University-Mankato looks to stay atop the WCHA in Game 1 of a WCHA series against Ferris State at Ewigleben Ice Arena.

The Mavericks (12-2-0-0-0 WCHA, 18-3-1 overall) have a two-point lead in the conference race going into the series; the Bulldogs (4-8-2-0-0, 6-13-2) are in eighth place in the 10-team league. Ferris State is 0-5-2 in its last seven games.

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