BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 23, 2020 – With the 2019-20 regular season complete, the field has been set for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association postseason tournament.
Wisconsin, the 2019-20 WCHA regular season champion and Julianne Bye Cup winner, is the tournament's top seed and receives an automatic bye into the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff, held March 7-8 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The League's other six teams will vie to join the Badgers by winning a best-of-three WCHA Quarterfinal series, held at the home sites of the No. 2-4 seeds the weekend of Feb. 28-March 1.
The winner of the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff receives the League's automatic bid into the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship.
Pairings, locations and start times for the Friday-Sunday, Feb. 28- March 1 best-of-three WCHA Quarterfinals (*- If necessary):
No. 7 St. Cloud State at No. 2 Minnesota (Ridder Arena; Minneapolis, Minn.)
Game 1 (Friday, Feb. 28): 6:37 p.m. CT
Game 2 (Saturday, Feb. 29): 2:07 p.m. CT
*Game 3 (Sunday, March 1): 2:07 p.m. CT
No. 6 Minnesota State at Ohio State (OSU Ice Rink; Columbus, Ohio)
Game 1 (Friday, Feb. 28): 6:07 p.m. ET
Game 2 (Saturday, Feb. 29): 3:07 p.m. ET
*Game 3 (Sunday, March 1): 3:07 p.m. ET
No. 5 Bemidji State at No. 4 Minnesota Duluth (AMSOIL Arena; Duluth, Minn.)
Game 1 (Friday, Feb. 28): 7:07 p.m. CT
Game 2 (Saturday, Feb. 29): 4:07 p.m. CT
*Game 3 (Sunday, March 1): 4:07 p.m. CT
2020 WCHA Final Faceoff
The premier conference tournament in women's college hockey, the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff will be held March 7-8, 2020 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. Annually featuring a collection of the nation's highest-ranked programs and best players, the WCHA's four remaining teams will compete for the league's playoff championship and an automatic berth to the 2020 NCAA tournament.
The league's top event and the best weekend of the year for college hockey fans, the three-day 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff weekend is a celebration of the sport's past, present and future.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Semifinal Game 1 (No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 4 remaining seed) – 2:07 p.m. CT
Semifinal Game 2 (No. 2 remaining seed vs. No. 3 remaining seed) – 5:07 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Championship Game – 2:07 p.m. CT
3-Game, All-Tournament Packages
$35 – Reserved Chairback seating
$25 – General Admission (Adult)
$20 – General Admission (Seniors/Students/Youth/Groups of 10+)
$10 – General Admission (Groups of 10+)
Single-Session Packages (Session 1- Saturday's semifinals/Session 2- Sunday's Championship Game)
$20 – Reserved Chairback seating
$15 – General Admission (Adult)
$12 – General Admission (Seniors/Students/Youth/Groups of 10+)
$7 – General Admission (Groups of 10+)
For tickets and more information, visit wcha.com.
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.