The 2023 WCCHA Tournament will take place Feb. 10-12, 2023 at the National Sports Center's Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
The winner of this season's league tournament will be crowned the 2023 WCCHA Champion and take home the Carla Berg Cup. In addition, this year's WCCHA Champion will earn the league autobid to the ACHA DII Central Regional Tournament (if not otherwise qualified via rankings).
The regular season standings will be used to determine qualification and seeding for the tournament. The top three teams from each division will automatically qualify, with the final two spots going to the highest 2 teams in the KRACH rankings not otherwise qualified. This will provide balance to the tournament field should one Division be particularly strong in a given season.
The 8 qualified teams will take part in a full-bracketed tournament, with quarterfinals played Friday, semifinals/consolations on Saturday, and the Championship round on Sunday.
Friday, February 10, 2023
5:30 PM, SR#1 - Quarterfinal #1 | #1 St. Thomas (8) vs. #8 St. John's (1)
6:00 PM, SR#2 - Quarterfinal #2 | #2 Wisconsin (4) vs. #7 Jamestown (1)
8:00 PM, SR#1 - Quarterfinal #3 | #4 Minnesota (4) vs. #5 Minnesota-Crookston (5 - 2OT)
8:30 PM, SR#2 - Quarterfinal #4 | #3 Minnesota-Duluth (1) vs. #6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (7)
Saturday, February 11, 2023
5:00 PM, SR#1 - Semifinal #1 | #1 St. Thomas (4) vs. #5 Minnesota-Crookston (2) | LIVESTREAM
7:30 PM, SR#1 - Semifinal #2 | #2 Wisconsin (4) vs. #6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1) | LIVESTREAM
5:30 PM, SR#2 - Consolation Semi #1| #4 Minnesota (5) vs. #8 St. John's (3)
8:00 PM, SR#2 - Consolation Semi #2 | #3 Minnesota-Duluth (1) vs. #7 Jamestown (0)
Sunday, February 12, 2023
10:30 AM, SR#1 - 3rd Place | #5 Minnesota-Crookston (4) vs. #6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (0) | LIVESTREAM
11:00 AM, SR#2 - Consolation | #3 Minnesota-Duluth (2) vs. #4 Minnesota (3)
1:00 PM, SR#1 - Championship | #1 St. Thomas (5) vs. #2 Wisconsin (1) | LIVESTREAM
2023 WCCHA Champions - University of St. Thomas Tommies
Josh Hermes, UST | Tyler Zahradka, UMC | Dominic Valentini, UW
Michael Scherer, UMN | Toran Dobchuck, UST
Samuel Haupfear, UST
$8 - General Public/Adult
$5 - Youth/Students (with College/High School ID)
13 and under FREE
* Paid admission includes access to all games on the date of attendance
Tickets will be sold at the front desk of the Super Rink, just inside the front entrance to the left. This season, both cash and credit cards will be accepted.
NSC SUPER RINK (HOST)
If the game is tied following regulation and a 5 minute overtime, an additional 8 minute, 3-on-3 sudden death overtime will follow in the championship bracket only. For consolation/3rd place and for ties in the championship round after the second overtime, best of 3 shootout will take place to determine who will move on in the bracket, or in the championship game, the Carla Berg Cup Winner. For all other games (non-championship), a best of 3 shootout will follow the required 5 minute 1st overtime period.