The St. Cloud State University men's hockey team is headed to the West Region championship game after beating Minnesota State-Mankato 4-0 Thursday night in Fargo.

The other side of the bracket saw Bob Motzko's University of Minnesota Golden Gopher team, the number one seed in the tournament, destroy Canisius 9-2.

This sets up a dream matchup between the U of MN and SCSU on Saturday night with a trip to the Frozen Four in Tampa on the line. No big deal, right?

If you are late to the Huskies bandwagon this season and hoping to catch a seat for the game at Scheels Arena on Saturday, well, I hope you have deep pockets.

If you were lucky enough to snag an all-session pass before the tournament started it would have cost about $125 on average, including fees. This would gain the buyer access to three games: the two semifinals on Thursday and Saturday's championship.

Check out these prices on StubHub for the game Saturday. The cheapest get-in price is a single ticket for $130 before any fees. If you want a pair you can get standing room only for the low, low price of $274 per ticket and iyou want to rest your butt in a seat it will cost $298 per ticket before fees in the alcohol-free section.

For a pair of seats in an area that allows alcohol the cheapest tickets are $333 each. A pair of front row seats is currently listed for $1,282 PER SEAT! For one college hockey game. Wow.

There are a couple of reasons why tickets are so expensive. First, the matchup between the Gophers and Huskies always draws a crowd and this is a very high-stakes game between the two rivals.

Second, according to this forum on Gopher Puck Live, a large chunk of tickets are paper tickets as opposed to digital tickets, meaning they would have to be exchanged in person instead of a quick email. This is adding to the scarcity of seats on the secondary market.

The Gophers beat the Huskies 4-0 in the two teams' only previous NCAA Tournament matchup. The 2014 game was also a regional championship, this one in St. Paul at Xcel Energy Center.

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