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The 2018 WCHA Postseason Tournament will again follow a 3-3-1, host-site format

Battle for the Broadmoor – WCHA Postseason Tournament

"Hockey is the best sport there is, playoff hockey is the best of the best, and winning a championship in your home arena – or coming together as a team to win on the road – is one of the greatest feelings a player or coach can have." – Bob Daniels, head coach, Ferris State University

It is time for on-campus, playoff hockey!

Bringing the singular intensity and passion of playoff college hockey directly to our member institution fans, the entirety of the WCHA postseason – from the quarterfinals through the championship game – will once again be hosted by the highest remaining seeds at on-campus venues for the 2018 WCHA Tournament.

"As we saw in 2017 with the truly phenomenal scene in Houghton, Mich., there is no greater thrill for hockey fans than watching their favorite team play for a championship on home ice," said WCHA President and Men's Commissioner Bill Robertson. "Much of what makes the WCHA so special are our passionate fan bases and fantastic in-arena atmospheres, which are heightened in a playoff series or in a single game with a championship and NCAA Tournament berth on the line.

For WCHA teams in March 2018, there's no place like home!


2018 "Battle for the Broadmoor"

The 2018 WCHA Postseason Tournament is a three-week, eight-team event held from March 2-17 at campus venues.

2018 WCHA Playoffs – Quarterfinals (March 2-4)

The four, best-of-three series in the quarterfinal round of the 2018 WCHA Playoffs will be played at the home sites of the top four seeds, based on the final 2017-18 WCHA regular season standings.

  • No. 8 seed at No. 1 seed.
  • No. 7 seed at No. 2 seed.
  • No. 6 seed at No. 3 seed.
  • No. 5 seed at No. 4 seed.

2018 WCHA Playoffs – Semifinals (March 9-11)

The two, best-of-three series in the semifinal round of the 2018 WCHA Playoffs will be played at the home sites of the top two remaining seeds.

  • No. 4 remaining seed at No. 1 remaining seed.
  • No. 3 remaining seed at No. 2 remaining seed.

2018 WCHA Championship (March 17) The single-game WCHA Championship will be played at the home site of the top remaining seed.

  • No. 2 remaining seed at No. 1 remaining seed.

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