Xcel Energy Center, the home of the Minnesota Wild, will host the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's (NCHC) Frozen Faceoff championship tournament March 16-17, 2018. Leading up to the Frozen Faceoff, Wild.com will feature different aspects of the NCHC related to the Wild and Xcel Energy Center. More information, including tickets, is available at the Xcel Energy Center's Frozen Faceoff page.
A sanctuary for the sport and the capital of the State of Hockey, Xcel Energy Center will add another title to its storied history this spring. From this March on, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference will call Xcel Energy Center home for its annual Frozen Faceoff.
The arena will also play host to college hockey's greatest stage, the 2018 Frozen Four, in April. Relatively, any conference tournament pales in comparison to hockey's Big Dance. Yet over the past several years, the NCHC semifinal in particular has been a preview of sorts for the Frozen Four: At least one team from every Frozen Faceoff has made the Frozen Four, and in each of the past two seasons two Frozen Faceoff teams have been among the last four standing.