WCHA Press Releases

WCHA Announces 2021 Final Faceoff Schedule
Top four teams in final regular season standings will compete for the league's postseason championship

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 2, 2021 – The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will hold its 2021 Final Faceoff March 6-7 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

Annually one of the premiere events in women's hockey, this year's Final Faceoff will be a four-team, three-game tournament featuring the league's top four teams based on the final 2020-21 league standings. The March 6 semifinal match-ups will pair the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds and the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively. The winners will advance to the March 7 championship game with the Final Faceoff winner earning the WCHA's automatic berth in the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship.

Attendance policies and start times for all three Final Faceoff games will be announced at a later date. All three games of the 2021 Final Faceoff will stream live on FloHockey.tv.

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.