Women’s WCHA Final Face-off to be held in Bemidji for 2013-14 season

The 2014 women’s WCHA Final Face-off will be held at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn., on March 7-8, 2014.

Bemidji will be the seventh city to host the event in the 15-year history of the WCHA playoff championship. The event has been held four of the last five years at the Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

“We are happy that the WCHA will get to take the excitement of our post-season tournament to a new venue,” said WCHA women’s commissioner Sara Martin in a statement. “The Sanford Center is a beautiful facility and great spot to show off the skills of our players.”

All eight WCHA teams will play best-of-three playoff series from Feb. 28-March 2 at the site of the higher-seeded team. The four winners from that weekend will play for the conference playoff championship with the semifinals on Friday, March 7. Those two winners will then play for the tournament championship the following day with the winner receiving the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.

Ticket information for the Final Face-off will be announced at a later date.