BEMIDJI, Minn. – The 2016-17 Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular season champion Bemidji State University men’s hockey team will host Northern Michigan University in the opening round of the WCHA Playoffs, March 3, 4 and 5.
The No. 1 seeded Beavers welcome the eighth seeded Wildcats for a best-of-three series with the right to move on to the league’s semifinal round, March 10-12.
Tickets for the series are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Sanford Center Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday or Friday beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (218) 441-4031.
Youth tickets are priced at $9 for each game of the series, with adult tickets beginning at $20. Reserved tickets are also available in Silver or Bronze Sections for $25; in the Gold Section $30 and seats in the Club Section are $35 with the option to buy in to the all-you-can eat buffet area for an additional $15. All taxes and fees are included in the listed ticket price.
Student tickets can be purchased at the Hobson Memorial Union Information Desk during normal business hours for $5 with a valid BSU or NTC student ID while they last.
WCHA first round playoff tickets were included in the 2016-17 season ticket package, however, postseason tickets were not included in the 2016-17 student season-ticket package.
Start times for the best-of-three series are set for 7:07 p.m. Friday and Saturday. If a third game is needed, Sunday’s opening is set for 5:07 p.m.
BSU clinched home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs for the second time since the program joined the WCHA for the 2010-11 season. The Beavers clinched home ice to cap the 2014-15 season, but were bumped from the post season by Ferris State University in two games, which included an epic triple-overtime 3-2 loss in the elimination game.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.