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Junior hockey: Wilderness to resume playoff series

The Minnesota Wilderness resume their best-of-five North American Hockey League first-round playoff series against the Brookings Blizzard with Game 3 at 7:05 p.m. today in Brookings, S.D.

The series is tied 1-1 after the teams split last weekend in Cloquet. Game 4 is set for 7:05 p.m. on Saturday in Brookings and Game 5, if necessary, takes place at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Northwoods Arena in Cloquet.

The Wilderness won the series opener 6-3 before falling 4-3. Wilderness forward Tim Nicksic has an NAHL-leading three goals in the postseason. The Blizzard have been led by defenseman Tim Faulkner, who has two goals and two assists.

The NAHL semifinals and championship are May 11-14 at Heritage Center in Duluth.