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March 15-17 (campus sites)

Frozen Faceoff

March 22-23 (Xcel Energy Center)


March 15-17 (campus sites)

Frozen Faceoff

March 22-23 (Xcel Energy Center)

2019 NCHC Tournament Schedule

Date Game Time (CT)/Result
Mar. 15-17
No. 8 Miami
at No. 1 SCSU
3/15: 5-2, SCSU
3/16: 6-3, SCSU
SCSU wins, 2-0
Mar. 15-17
No. 7 Omaha
at No. 2 UMD
3/15: 2-1, UMD
3/16: 4-1, UMD
UMD wins, 2-0
Mar. 16-18
No. 6 CC
at No. 3 WMU
3/16: 2-1, CC
3/17: 5-2, WMU
3/18: 3-2, CC
CC wins, 2-1
Mar. 15-17
No. 5 UND
at No. 4 Denver
3/15: 2-0, DU
3/16: 4-2, DU
DU wins, 2-0
Mar. 22 CC vs. SCSU SCSU wins, 5-2
Mar. 22 Denver vs. UMD UMD wins, 3-0
Mar. 23 CC vs. Denver
Third Place Game
Denver wins, 6-1
Mar. 23 UMD vs. SCSU
Championship Game
UMD wins, 3-2 (2OT)
2019 Matchups
2019 Quarterfinal Results
Fan Events


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Friday, March 22 - 2-7:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, March 23 - 2-7:30 p.m. CT
Seven Corners Parking Lot (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 across W. 7th Street from Xcel Energy Center. NCHC Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest is free and open to the public.


Thursday, March 21
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.


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

Colorado College: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
St. Cloud State: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Minnesota Duluth: 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Denver: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center opens at 10 a.m. The venue will close at 3:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 (times CT)
Colorado College: 9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
St. Cloud State: 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Minnesota Duluth: 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Denver: 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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 23, 2019 will be closed to the public.


Thursday, March 21, 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 For more information, please contact


Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub is the Official Post-Game Party Location for all NCHC Frozen Faceoff fans. Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub is a family restaurant and sports pub located two blocks from Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. Owned by a former NHL defenseman, fans can enjoy food and drink specials at this signature hockey-themed establishment during the tournament.

Xcel Energy Center
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Address: 199 W. Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102

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


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

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

The Liffey
Blocks Away: 0
Irish Pub

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

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

Blocks Away: 1
Italian Eatery

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

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