WCHA Press Releases

The 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff returns to Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on March 7-8.
WCHA Preseason: WCHA Set To Begin Third Decade In 2019-20

Opening Faceoff

Decade No. 3: The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association begins its third decade of competition in 2019-20 and remains the nation's premier women's college hockey conference.

  • Home to a record 17 national championships (one AWCHA crown and 16 NCAA Frozen Four titles), seven Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winners and 174 Olympians, the WCHA welcomes new commissioner Jennifer Flowers as she begins her first season with the league.

FloHockey.tv: The WCHA will once again offer a live streaming platform that features each of its member teams through its exclusive partnership with FloHockey.tv. With a monthly or annual pass, FloSports subscribers receive access to WCHA hockey from opening night through the 2020 Final Faceoff, along with original programming, studio shows and other hockey content - all available on iOS, Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV 4.

  • FloHockey.tv will stream every game (live and on-demand) hosted by Bemidji State, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State and St. Cloud State, along with the WCHA Final Faceoff tournament. FloHockey.tv also offers access to games hosted by Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin that are also available on BTN Plus.

Mark Your Calendars: In addition to the nightly excellence in WCHA rinks, the league is excited for several special events throughout the 2019-20 season.

  • Minnesota and Minnesota State will play in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Face-off Classic, set for Dec. 7 in Prior Lake, Minn.
  • Minnesota and Ohio State will participate in the 2020 Hockey Day in Minnesota festivities when the Gophers and Buckeyes meet in an outdoor game on Jan. 18 at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis.
  • The Minnesota Cup returns for a second year and will take place Jan. 4-5 at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. The two-day, four-team event features Bemidji State, Minnesota State, St. Cloud State and host Minnesota Duluth.
  • The 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff returns to Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on March 7-8.

By the Numbers

27: Points scored in WCHA play by Ohio State's Emma Maltais last season, the league's leading returning scorer in conference contests and the 2018-19 WCHA Scoring Co-Champion.

8: Straight seasons that WCHA teams have ranked 1-3 nationally in attendance. Last season, Wisconsin drew 51,347 fans (2,232 per game) for 23 games at LaBahn Arena, Minnesota welcomed 42,274 (2,013) over 21 dates at Ridder Arena, while 20,078 fans (1,115) saw contests at Minnesota Duluth's AMSOIL Arena.

6: Wins shy of 500 for Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson. At 494-87-43 (.826) in 16 seasons, Johnson has won more games than any other Division I head coach.

1.03: Goals against average for returning NCAA GAA leader Kristen Campbell. The Badger netminder backstopped UW to the national title a year ago and finished the season with a 35-4-2 record (.878).