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Quarterfinals

March 13-15 - Campus Sites

Frozen Faceoff

March 20-21 - Xcel Energy Center

Quarterfinals

March 13-15, 2020
Campus Sites

Frozen Faceoff

March 20-21, 2020 
Xcel Energy Center

2020 NCHC Tournament Schedule

Date Game Time (CT)/Result
Mar. 13-15
Best-of-3
No. 8 seed
at No. 1 seed
TBD
Mar. 13-15
Best-of-3
No. 7 seed
at No. 2 seed
TBD
Mar. 13-15
Best-of-3
No. 6 seed
at No. 3 seed
TBD
Mar. 13-15
Best-of-3
No. 5 seed
at No. 4 seed
TBD
Mar. 20 Semifinal One 4:00 p.m. CT
Mar. 20 Semifinal Two 7:30 p.m. CT
Mar. 21 Third-Place Game 3:30 p.m. CT
Mar. 21 Championship Game 7:30 p.m. CT
2019 Matchups
2019 Quarterfinal Results
Fan Events

FAN FEST

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Friday, March 20 - 2-7:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, March 21 - 2-7:30 p.m. CT
Location TBD (both days)

Visit Saint Paul invites you to celebrate college hockey at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest presented by Bud Light. Enjoy ice-cold beverages, tasty food, interactive hockey games and music outdoors near Xcel Energy Center. NCHC Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest is free and open to the public.

NCHC FAN SKATE

Thursday, March 19
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CT
Gate 1 opens at 6:30 p.m.

Bring your skates and skate on the official ice of the Frozen Faceoff and Minnesota Wild! Rental skates are not available at the venue. Sticks, pucks, etc. are not allowed on the ice during open skate. All skaters are required to sign a waiver.

FROZEN FACEOFF TEAM PRACTICES

Fans are welcome to watch their team make final preparations for the tournament by attending select open practice times.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 (times TBD)

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 (times TBD)

Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center opens at 9 a.m. The venue will close at 1:15 p.m.

All practices on Saturday, March 21, 2020 will be closed to the public.

NCHC AWARDS CELEBRATION

Thursday, March 19, 5:15 p.m. CT
Science Museum of Minnesota

The annual NCHC Awards Celebration will take place on the eve of the Frozen Faceoff in Saint Paul. The banquet will be live streamed for free on NCHC.tv. For more information, please contact info@nchchockey.com.

POST-GAME PARTY

Location TBD

Xcel Energy Center
Click for Seating Chart

Address: 199 W. Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102
[Map]

Considered one of the finest arenas in the world, Xcel Energy Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility located in downtown Saint Paul, home to more than 150 sporting and entertainment events and roughly 1.7 million visitors each year. Xcel Energy Center opened on Sept. 29, 2000 and has been home to the NHL’s Wild ever since. In addition, the arena hosts the Minnesota State High School League Boys’ & Girls’ Hockey Tournaments annually and has previously been the home of both the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s (WCHA) championship weekend and the Big Ten’s championship tournament. Other hockey-related events held at Xcel Energy Center include the 2002 and 2011 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the 2004 NHL All-Star Game, the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Xcel Energy Center will also host the 2018 NCAA Frozen Four next April. For more on Xcel Energy Center, click here

Hotels

NCHC Frozen Faceoff fans can reserve discounted room rates in Saint Paul through a special link HERE

Food & Drinks

Eagle Street Grille
Blocks Away: 0
American Food
Website

Herbie's on the Park
Blocks Away: 0
American Tavern
Website

The Liffey
Blocks Away: 0
Irish Pub
Website

Zamboni’s Pizza Pub
Blocks Away: 0
Pizza & Sandwiches
Website

Seventh Street Truck Park
Blocks Away: 0
Pizza, Ribs, Tacos, Chicken, Ice Cream
Website

Cossetta’s
Blocks Away: 1
Italian Eatery
Website

Patrick McGovern’s Pub
Blocks Away: 1
Irish American Pub
Website

Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub
Blocks Away: 2
American Pub
Website

Attractions