Two of the top women's teams from the country's premier hockey conference will battle in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women's Face-Off Classic on Nov. 20, 3:00 p.m. CST at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The contest will feature the University of Minnesota against St. Cloud State University, two members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, which will battle for the Hall of Fame Game Trophy.
The annual game raises awareness for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Eveleth, Minnesota and showcases women's college hockey at its highest level.
"We're thrilled to be invited to play in a prestigious game like this against one of our in-state rivals," said Gopher Head Coach Brad Frost. "It's a great opportunity to shine the spotlight on women's hockey in Minnesota."
It's a tradition at these Hall of Fame games to introduce the inductees who are in attendance. This year's event will feature Gopher Assistant Coach Natalie Darwitz, who has been inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
"It will be a particularly special night having Natalie back behind the bench and coaching in the Hall of Fame Game, knowing that she is a member of that elite group," said Frost.
Additional event details will be announced in coming weeks.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum (www.ushockeyhall.com) opened in 1973 with the goal of preserving the rich history of ice hockey in the United States while recognizing the extraordinary contributions of select players, coaches, administrators, officials and teams.