Tickets on sale for opening round of the WCHA Playoffs

Tickets on sale for opening round of the WCHA Playoffs
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Tickets on sale for opening round of the WCHA Playoffs

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.