WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Hockey East Tournament and regular season champion Northeastern has earned a bid into the 2020 National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament, with quarterfinals beginning Friday (March 13.)
The No. 3 Huskies (32-4-2, 24-3-0 HEA) earn their fourth bid into the National Tournament after claiming the school's third consecutive Hockey East Women's Tournament title Sunday, 9-1, at Lawler Rink on the campus of Merrimack College. It marks the fourth time that Northeastern has earned a berth in the National Tournament and its third straight trip to the national postseason after claiming Hockey East's automatic bid in each of those three seasons. The Huskies have secured hosting duties for the second straight time in the national tournament, drawing a home contest with Princeton. The program has never advanced to the Frozen Four.
The field is rounded out by No. 1 Cornell hosting Mercyhurst, No. 2 Wisconsin welcoming Clarkson, and No. 4 Minnesota entertaining Ohio State.
The NCAA quarterfinal round is set to begin on March 13 and the four winners advance to the 2020 Women's Frozen Four hosted by Boston University, March 20 & 22 at Agganis Arena. The two semifinal contests will take place on Friday, March 20, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., while the national championship game is scheduled for Sunday, March 22, at 4:30 p.m. All three games can be seen live on the Big Ten Network.
All-session tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children, seniors, students with a valid ID and active-duty or retired members of the military with a valid ID. Discounted group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact the Agganis Arena ticket office at 617-353-GOBU (4628), option #2.
Additionally, Saturday's Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award ceremony will take place at 12 p.m. at the Royal Sonesta Boston. Northeastern's Alina Mueller (Winterthur, Switzerland) has been named a Top Three Finalist for the nation's top individual honor.