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The sport's premier collegiate conference tournament – the WCHA Final Faceoff – will take place on March 7 and 8, 2020.

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.

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Format

The two-week, seven-team tournament will play out over the weekends of Feb. 28-March 1 and March 7-8, 2020.

All seven WCHA teams qualify for the tournament, with the top seed earning a quarterfinal-round bye and advancing directly to the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff. The remaining top three seeds host the bottom three seeds (No. 2 vs. No. 7, No. 3 vs. No. 6 and No. 4 vs. No. 5) in a best-of-three quarterfinal series on their campuses Feb. 2-8-March 1. The three quarterfinal winners join the No. 1 seed at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on March 9-10 for the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff.

The winner of the 2020 WCHA Final Faceoff will receive an automatic bid to the National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.


2020 WCHA Quarterfinals (Feb. 28-March 1; best-of-three, hosted by higher seeds)

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

2020 WCHA Final Faceoff

Saturday, March 7, 2020

  • Semifinal Game 1 - Time TBD
  • Semifinal Game 2 - Time TBD

Sunday, March 8, 2019

  • Championship Game – Time TBD

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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, 2018 and 2019), NCAA Regionals and Frozen Fours (2010, 2013 and 2015).


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
2018-19 Wisconsin


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