This season marks the last time that State of Hockey fans can watch the WCHA Final Five, as the league currently stands, before the landscape of college hockey is changed next year with the formation of two new leagues.
Ticket packages for the 2013 Red Baron Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five at Xcel Energy Center are now on sale. All tournament packages are $165 and $80 and can be purchased at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The tournament starts on Thursday, March 21 with two quarterfinal games and concludes on Sunday, March 23 with the championship game for the Broadmoor Trophy.
Fans also will want to attend the WCHA Fan Fest on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bud Light Blue Line Bar and Grill (Xcel Energy Center – Gate 4). There will be music, interactive games, food, drinks and more. Cheerleaders, mascots and WCHA pep bands are set to attend, with live music from Uncle Chunk on Friday and Playback on Saturday. The WCHA Fan Fest is free and open to the public.
College hockey fans will once again have the opportunity to get in on the tournament action with the return of the “Pick Your Final Five Sweepstakes.” Fans who enter will have a chance to win a prize of four (4) ticket packages to the 2014 WCHA Final Five.
Here’s how the sweepstakes works:
- Visit www.xcelenergycenter.com/WCHA starting at 12:01 a.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 10.
- Choose the six (6) WCHA teams you predict will make it to the 2013 Red Baron WCHA Final Five.
- Choose the two (2) teams you predict will make the Championship game.
- Choose the 2013 Red Baron WCHA Championship winning team.
- Guess how many total goals will be scored during the 2013 Red Baron WCHA Final Five.
If more than one (1) person correctly answers all four (4) questions, all contestants with correct answers will be entered into a random drawing to determine the prizewinner. If no one correctly answers all four (4) questions, those persons that answer the most number of questions correctly will be entered into a random drawing to determine the winner. The contest begins at 12:01 a.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, March 8, 2013. The winner will be announced by noon CT on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
For more information, visit the Xcel Energy Center’s website, here.