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NCHC Frozen Faceoff

2022 NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Frozen Faceoff Returns to Xcel Energy Center.

After not holding its championship tournament at its true home the last two seasons due to the pandemic, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) is returning to Saint Paul for the Frozen Faceoff at Xcel Energy Center March 18-19 2022. Make plans to attend pre-game festivities at the Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest. Before Saturday's championship game, cheer on the Minnesota Wild against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Match-Ups and Game Times | NCHC Fan Fest | Fan Events

Match-Ups and Game Times

Friday, March 18

4:07pm     Semifinal 1: University of Minnesota Duluth (4) vs. Denver University (1)
7:37pm     Semifinal 2: Western Michigan (3) vs. University of North Dakota (2)

Saturday, March 19

7:38pm    NCHC Frozen Faceoff Championship

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All times are CT.  


For those attending the games at Xcel Energy Center, NO BAGS are permitted inside the arena to help reduce staff touchpoints and expedite entry times for guests. This includes clutches, clear bags, purses, backpacks, fanny packs, etc. Medical and diaper bags are permitted at Gate 1 and are subject to x-ray screening. Small wallet in pocket or on lanyard permitted.
 

Fan Events

Thursday, March 17

Open Practices - 10:15am to 3pm
NCHC welcomes fans to watch their team make final preparations for the tournament by attending select open practice times.

NCHC Fan Skate | 7:00-8:30pm
NCHC Fan Skate
is your chance to skate on the official ice of the Frozen Faceoff and the Minnesota Wild! Free and open to the public.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
Few cities in America celebrate St. Patrick's Day like Saint Paul, Minnesota! Take in the parade at Noon on March 17th, followed by a concert at CHS Field and Irish celebrations at bars and restaurants throughout the city.

Friday, March 18


NCHC Fan Fest
- Official Pre-game Party - 3:00-7:00pm
Visit Saint Paul invites you to celebrate at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest. Test your skills at games like box hockey, bags and Sauce Toss; enjoy food and drinks from Herbie's; watch the games on a jumbotron; and get ready for the tournament with fellow fans. Free and open to the public.

Official NCHC Post-game Party
After the games, make your way to Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub only two blocks down 7th Street West from Xcel Energy Center. Owned by a former NHL defenseman, fans can enjoy food and drink specials at this signature hockey-themed establishment during the Frozen Faceoff.


Saturday, March 19

Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks - 1:00pm
In addition to the NCHC hockey, the Wild will host the Chicago Blackhawks before Saturday's Championship game, giving fans the opportunity to take in NHL action for the first time on Frozen Faceoff weekend. A separate ticket is required for the Wild game. Herbie's on the Park will host an outdoor watch party on the Fan Fest jumbotron.

NCHC Fan Fest - Official Pre-game Party - 3:00-7:00pm
Visit Saint Paul invites you to celebrate at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest. Test your skills at games like box hockey, bags and Sauce Toss; enjoy food and drinks from Herbie's; watch the games on a jumbotron; and get ready for the tournament with fellow fans. Free and open to the public.

Official NCHC Post-game Party
After the games, make your way to Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub only two blocks down 7th Street West from Xcel Energy Center. Owned by a former NHL defenseman, fans can enjoy food and drink specials at this signature hockey-themed establishment during the Frozen Faceoff.

Ticket Info

Ticket Info

Tickets for the 2022 Frozen Faceoff are on sale now!

Hotels

Hotels

Find your room with special fan rates for the NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

NCHC Fan Skate

NCHC Fan Skate

NCHC Fan Skate puts you on the official ice of the Frozen Faceoff.

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

Whether you are looking for a pre-game bite or post-game celebration, you'll find it in Saint Paul.


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