BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – March 1, 2020 – A stellar four-team field, including four programs ranked in the top-10 nationally, will compete for the women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff championship at the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff, set for March 7-8 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. No. 2/2 Wisconsin, No. 3/3 Minnesota, No. 5/5 Ohio State and No. 9/9 Minnesota Duluth will vie for an automatic NCAA tournament berth at the premier conference tournament in women's college hockey.
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 Minnesota Duluth) – 2:07 p.m. CT
Semifinal Game 2 (No. 2 Minnesota vs. No. 3 Ohio State) – 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.
The two semifinal winners will play Sunday, March 8 at 2:07 p.m. CT for the WCHA playoff championship and the league's automatic bid into the 2020 National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Championship.
The Badgers, who have won a WCHA record eight league playoff championships, are playing in their 10th-straight WCHA Final Faceoff. The Gophers are making their 21st-consecutive appearance in the semifinals following their sweep of St. Cloud State in the WCHA quarterfinals. The Buckeyes are making their third-straight Final Faceoff semifinal appearances for the first time in program history and are seeking their first Final Faceoff title. The Bulldogs return to the Final Faceoff for the third time in the last four years. UMD won its fifth – and most recent – Final Faceoff championship in 2010.
The WCHA thanks 2020 Final Faceoff supporting partners adidas, Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Minneapolis, Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate, Fox Sports North, Howies Hockey Tape, Kowalski's, Krampade, Sports Minneapolis, Sterling Trophy and SPX Sports.
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.