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Mankato-based print, signage and design firm signs on as Final Faceoff puck and graphics sponsor
WCHA Announces Partnership With SPX Sports
Mankato-based print, signage and design firm signs on as Final Faceoff puck and graphics sponsor

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 24, 2020 – The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced graphic design firm SPX Sports as an official sponsor of the 2020 Final Faceoff on Monday.

SPX Sports will be the official puck sponsor for the Final Faceoff and will provide facility graphics and event signage throughout Ridder Arena during the tournament.

"SPX Sports is the standard for graphic design and signage," WCHA Women's League Commissioner Jennifer Flowers said. "The WCHA is thrilled to be partnering with SPX Sports to transform our Final Faceoff venue and create an atmosphere that our student-athletes and fans deserve. We thank SPX Sports for their vision and support."

Family-owned and operated since 1982, SPX Sports has grown from a local photo processing company to a photography, printing, signage and graphics developer that serves clients across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest from its headquarters in Mankato, Minn. SPX Sports' one-stop shopping approach provides clients with comprehensive graphics and signage service – from design to production to installation.

"The SPX Sports family is excited to partner with the WCHA to help create a championship experience that is memorable for everyone," SPX Sports owner Brian Fowler said. "The athletes and coaches work extremely hard all season and they deserve to feel like this is more than just another game. Using our experience in event signage and graphics, we will make sure that anyone that steps foot into Ridder Arena knows that it's tournament time and feels that postseason excitement."

The premier conference tournament in women's college hockey, the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff will take place March 7-8 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. 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). For tickets and more information, visit wcha.com.

About SPX Sports

SPX Sports is a local, family-owned and operated company headquartered in Mankato, Minn., offering a state-of the-art signage and graphic design services along with digital photo processing, custom framing and large-format printing. SPX Sports' customer service team works with its clients every step of the way - from initial consultation through final installation. For more information, visit spxsports.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.