THE NATION'S PREMIER WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
The WCHA Final Face-Off returns to Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on March 4-5, 2017!
Purchase 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off tickets
Featuring a bevy of nationally-ranked teams, schools with championship aspirations and pedigree, current and future Olympians and professionals, and the nation's top arenas, nowhere in the women's hockey landscape is there a brighter collection of talent, storied programs and passionate fans on display than in the two weeks of the WCHA postseason.
Pairings and start times for the best-of-three quarterfinals of the 2017 WCHA Playoffs (team's seed is in parentheses):
Games of Thursday, Feb. 23: (6) St. Cloud State at (3) Minnesota Duluth, 3:07 p.m. CT.
Games of Friday, Feb. 24: (5) Ohio State at (4) North Dakota, 2:07 p.m. CT; St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth, 3:07 p.m. CT; (7) Bemidji State at (2) Minnesota, 6:07 p.m. CT; (8) Minnesota State at (1) Wisconsin, 7:07 p.m. CT.
Games of Saturday, Feb. 25: Ohio State at North Dakota, 2:07 p.m. CT; Bemidji State at Minnesota, 4:07 p.m. CT; Minnesota State at Wisconsin, 4:07 p.m. CT.
Games of Sunday, Feb. 26 (if necessary): Ohio State at North Dakota, 2:07 p.m. CT; St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth, 3:07 p.m. CT; Minnesota State at Wisconsin, 3:07 p.m. CT; Bemidji State at Minnesota, 4:07 p.m. CT.
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March 4-5, 2017 (times subject to change)
$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.
Interested in Group Tickets? Click here for details.
The WCHA is thrilled to welcome back some of its past Olympians for Final Face-Off weekend. Meet these fantastic athletes, get autographs, and take your picture with WCHA Olympians between semifinal games on Saturday, March 4.
FREE WCHA Youth Clinic, Presented by Sports Minneapolis
Here is your chance to skate with the WCHA! The WCHA Women's League is proud to host a free youth clinic, presented by Sports Minneapolis, on Sunday, March 5 as part of the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off championship weekend. Open to children 12 years and under (boys and girls), kids can skate on the Gophers' fabled Mariucci Arena ice and learn from WCHA Women's League coaches and alumni – some of the best to ever lace up the skates.
The clinic will be divided into two (2) sessions, depending on age, and will feature several activities focusing on fundamental hockey skills such as skating, stickhandling and shooting – all taught by WCHA representatives. Sign up here.
Alumni Game and Celebration
Whether you graduated 17 years ago or last June, you are forever part of the WCHA family! There are several fun activities planned for alumni during the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off weekend, in and around Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. We hope you and your families will join us for as many as you can!
About the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off
The sport's premier collegiate conference tournament – the WCHA Final Face-Off – returns to the women's hockey hotbed of Minneapolis and Ridder Arena on March 4 and 5, 2017. Annually pitting four of the nation's top programs, the WCHA's final four teams will compete for the league's playoff championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
The nation's first-ever facility built specifically for women's hockey, Ridder Arena is home to the six-time national champion University of Minnesota 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 and 2013), NCAA Regionals and Frozen Fours (2010, 2013 and 2015).
Minneapolis is the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. No other American city has a chain of lakes, the mighty Mississippi, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross country ski trails within the city limits literally steps from the most vibrant arts and music scene outside NYC, the best shopping in the region, and museums among the finest in the nation. From ski hills to shopping malls, muskie to Monet, biking to beef bourguignon, Minneapolis is the American city where natural and urban drama share a single stage.