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College hockey's top tournament returns to Ridder Arena on March 7 and 8
2020 WCHA Final Faceoff Single-Session Tickets Now On Sale
College hockey's top tournament returns to Ridder Arena on March 7 and 8

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Jan. 27, 2020 – The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the University of Minnesota announced today that single-session tickets for the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff championship tournament, to be held March 7 and 8 at Ridder Arena, are now on sale.

The premier conference tournament in women's college hockey, the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff will crown the postseason champion of the league's 21st season. Single-session tickets grant separate access to each of the tournament's two days of competition and are priced at $20 (general admission bench for seniors/students and youth), $15 (general admission- adults) $12 (Seniors- 62 & older; Students- with valid student ID; Youth- 12 or younger), $20 (reserved chairback) and $7 (groups of 10 or more).

Held at Ridder Arena – the sport's most iconic venue – the two-day, 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff tournament consists of two semifinal games (Session 1) Saturday, March 7 (at 2:07 p.m. and 5:07 p.m. CT, respectively) and the Sunday, March 8 championship game (Session 2) (at 2:07 p.m. CT).

Event: 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff
Date: March 7-8, 2020 (times subject to change)
  • Semifinal Game 1: Saturday, March 7 at 2:07 p.m. CT
  • Semifinal Game 2: Saturday, March 7 at 5:07 p.m. CT
  • Championship Game: Sunday, March 8 at 2:07 p.m. CT
Single-Session Packages: $20 – Reserved Chairback seating
$15 – General Admission (Adult)
$12 – General Admission (Seniors/Students/Youth)
$7 – General Admission (Groups of 10 or more)
All-Session Packages: $35 – Reserved Chairback seating
$25 – General Admission (Adult)
$20 – General Admission (Seniors/Students/Youth)
$10 – General Admission (Groups of 10 or more)
Details: All-session and single-session ticket packages for the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff are available for purchase directly through the Gopher Sales & Service Department; in-person at 3M Arena at Mariucci (during regular office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday) or during all Gopher Women's Hockey games, via phone at 612-624-8080 (Option 1) or online here. Certain fees may apply. This year, for the first time, all ticketing for the Final Faceoff will be mobile or print-at-home.

Annually pitting college hockey's top women's programs and players, the three winning teams from the league's best-of-three, quarterfinal-round playoff series (Feb. 28-March 1) will join the 2019-20 WCHA regular season champion to compete for the league's playoff championship and its automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

In conjunction with the Final Faceoff, the WCHA will also host its fifth annual alumni game and youth clinic. More details on those events will be available in the coming weeks.


About Ridder Arena

The first-ever facility built specifically for women's hockey in the country, Ridder Arena is home to the seven-time national champion University of Minnesota Golden Gopher women's hockey program. Since its opening in 2002, Ridder Arena has been a regular host of WCHA Championships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019), NCAA Regionals and Frozen Fours (2010, 2013 and 2015).


About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Women's League

The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is marking its 21st season in 2019-20. The nation's premier women's hockey conference, WCHA member institutions have won a record 17 national championships since the league's inception in 1999 (including 16 of a possible 19 NCAA titles), while producing seven Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winners, 101 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and national team members. The seven-team, NCAA Division I conference consists of: Bemidji State University (Beavers), the University of Minnesota (Golden Gophers), the University of Minnesota Duluth (Bulldogs), Minnesota State University (Mavericks), Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies) and the University of Wisconsin (Badgers). For more information, visit wcha.com.