Bismarck (37-16-9) has outscored Brookings 14-6 in winning the first two games of the series, meaning Brookings (32-25-5) will need to sweep the next three games. The puck drops at 7:30 tonight at the Larson Ice Center in Brookings — the same will be true Saturday, if a game four is needed.
The Minot (27-31-4) vs. Austin (43-12-7) series is tied 1-1. Those teams will clash at 7:35 tonight and Saturday night at the Maysa Arena in Minot. If game fives are necessary, they would be played in Bismarck (7:15 p.m.) and Austin (7:05 p.m.) Monday.