2017 WCHA Final Face-Off Ticket Packages On Sale Now
College hockey's top conference tournament returns to Ridder Arena March 4 and 5
College hockey's top conference tournament returns to Ridder Arena March 4 and 5

EDINA, Minn. – Nov. 29, 2016 – The women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the University of Minnesota announced today that all-tournament ticket packages for the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off, to be held March 4 and 5 at Ridder Arena, are now on sale.

With the premier conference tournament in all of women's college hockey returning to the sport's most iconic venue, 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off all-tournament packages are priced at $20 (general admission bench for seniors/students and youth), $25 (general admission bench for adults) and $35 (reserved chairback). All-tournament packages include two tickets – one ticket for Saturday, March 4 that includes access to both semifinal games (at 2:07 p.m. and 5:07 p.m. CT, respectively), and one ticket for the WCHA playoff championship game on Sunday, March 5 (at 2:07 p.m. CT).

"We are thrilled to once again host the WCHA's premier event – the 2017 Final Face-Off – in Minneapolis and at Ridder Arena," said WCHA Vice President and Women's League Commissioner Katie Million. "This is a terrific region and venue in which to celebrate the sport of women's hockey and the nation's best league. We are excited to showcase the WCHA's wonderful student-athletes, programs and institutions in a fun, family-friendly event. We also look forward to partnering with the University of Minnesota and greater Twin Cities community to deliver an outstanding fan experience throughout our championship week."

Event: 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off


March 4-5, 2017 (times subject to change)
  • Semifinal Game 1: Saturday, March 4 at 2:07 p.m. CT
  • Semifinal Game 2: Saturday, March 4 at 5:07 p.m. CT
  • Championship Game: Sunday, March 5 at 2:07 p.m. CT

3-Game Packages:

$35 – Reserved Chairback seating
$25 – General Admission (Adult)
$20 – General Admission (Seniors/Students/Youth)
$10 – General Admission (Groups of 10+)

Details: Ticket packages for the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off are available for purchase directly through the Gopher Sales & Service Department; in-person at Mariucci Arena (during regular office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday) or during all Gopher Women's Hockey games, via phone at 612-624-8080 (Option 2) or online here. Certain fees may apply.

Annually pitting college hockey's top programs and players, the four winning teams from the WCHA's best-of-three, quarterfinal round playoff series (Feb. 24-26) will advance to Minneapolis to compete for the league's playoff championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

In conjunction with the Final Face-Off, the WCHA will also host its third annual alumni game and youth clinic. More details on those events will be available in the coming months.

The league's top event and the best weekend of the year for college hockey fans, the three-day 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off is a truly a celebration of the sport's past, present and future.

About Ridder Arena

The first-ever facility built specifically for women's hockey in the country, Ridder Arena is home to the seven-time national champion University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Women's Hockey Program. Since its opening in 2002, Ridder Arena has been a regular host of WCHA Championships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016), NCAA Regionals and Frozen Fours (2010, 2013 and 2015).

About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)

while producing six Patty Kazmaier Award winners, 86 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and international team members. The eight-team Division 1 conference consists of: Bemidji State University (Beavers), the University of Minnesota (Golden Gophers), the University of Minnesota Duluth (Bulldogs), Minnesota State University (Mavericks), the University of North Dakota, Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies) and the University of Wisconsin (Badgers). For more information, visit www.wcha.com.