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The sport's premier collegiate conference tournament – the WCHA Final Faceoff – will take place on March 9 and 10, 2019.

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Finl Faceoff CHampionship - Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

The Best of the Best

Annually pitting the nation’s top programs and players, the WCHA Postseason Tournament – capped by the four-team, two-day WCHA Final Faceoff – is the premier conference tournament in women’s college hockey.


The two-week, seven-team tournament will play out over the weekends of March 1-3 and 9-10, 2019.

All seven WCHA teams qualify for the tournament, with the top seed earning a quarterfinal-round bye and advancing directly to the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff. The remaining top three seeds host the bottom three seeds (#2 vs. #7, #3 vs. #6 and #4 vs. #5) in a best-of-three quarterfinal series on their campuses March 1-3. The three quarterfinal winners join the #1 seed at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on March 9-10 for the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff.

The winner of the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff will receive an automatic bid to the National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.

2019 WCHA Quarterfinals (March 1-3; best-of-three, hosted by higher seeds)

  • #7 seed at #2 seed
  • #6 seed at #3 seed
  • #5 seed at #4 seed

2019 WCHA Final Faceoff

Saturday, March 9, 2019

  • Semifinal Game #1 (No. 4 Minnesota Duluth vs. No. 1 Minnesota) – 2:07 p.m. CT
  • Semifinal Game #2 (No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Wisconsin) – 5:07 p.m. CT

Sunday, March 10, 2019

  • Championship Game – 2:07 p.m. CT

3-Game, All-Tournament Packages

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

Single-Session Packages (either for Saturday's semifinals or Sunday's Championship Game only)

  • $20 – Reserved Chairback seating
  • $15 – General Admission (Adult)
  • $12 – General Admission (Seniors/Students/Youth/Groups of 10+)
  • $10 – General Admission (Groups of 10+)

Ticket packages for the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff are available for purchase directly through the Gopher Sales & Service Department; in-person at 3M Arena at Mariucci (during regular office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday), via phone at 612-624-8080 (Option 1) or online here. Certain fees may apply.

The league's showcase event and the best weekend of the year for women's college hockey fans, the three-day 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff will mark the culmination of the league's 20th Anniversary celebration. The WCHA thanks 2019 Final Faceoff supporting partners Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Minneapolis, Fox Sports North, GELSTX, GoodWood Hockey, Howies Hockey Tape, RBC Wealth Management, The Tearse-Wright Group of RBC Wealth Management, Sports Minneapolis and Wicked Rags.

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, 2016, 2017 and 2018), NCAA Regionals and Frozen Fours (2010, 2013 and 2015).

About the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff

Minneapolis Official Visitors Guide

A celebration of the past, present and future of the premier conference in women’s college hockey, the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff will take place March 9-10 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. Information on auxiliary events, including the WCHA Alumni Game and the free WCHA Youth Clinic, will be coming soon.

All-time WCHA Playoff Champions
Season Playoff Champion(s)
1999-00 Minnesota Duluth
2000-01 Minnesota Duluth
2001-02 Minnesota
2002-03 Minnesota Duluth
2003-04 Minnesota
2004-05 Minnesota
2005-06 Wisconsin
2006-07 Wisconsin
2007-08 Minnesota Duluth
2008-09 Wisconsin
2009-10 Minnesota Duluth
2010-11 Wisconsin
2011-12 Minnesota
2012-13 Minnesota
2013-14 Minnesota
2014-15 Wisconsin
2015-16 Wisconsin
2016-17 Wisconsin
2017-18 Minnesota