BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Dec. 16, 2020 – The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will open the second half of its 2020-21 schedule Jan. 1-5, 2021, the league office announced Wednesday.
The opening weekend of the second half will feature Bemidji State at Ohio State, Jan. 1-2; Wisconsin at Minnesota State, Jan. 2-3 and Minnesota Duluth at Minnesota, Jan. 4-5.
The 2021 portion of the season will run for nine weekends and conclude the weekend of Feb. 26-27. All games will be WCHA league games. Start times are to be announced.
"We are excited to kick off 2021 with games on New Year's Day," WCHA Women's League Commissioner Jennifer Flowers said. "We continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of competing during a pandemic and remain committed to providing our student-athletes with as complete a schedule as possible."
Details regarding the 2021 WCHA Final Faceoff will be released at a later date.
About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Women's League
The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is marking its 22nd season in 2020-21. 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, 105 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), The Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies) and the University of Wisconsin (Badgers). The WCHA will grow to eight members with the addition of the University of St. Thomas (Tommies) beginning with the 2021-22 season. For more information, visit wcha.com.