WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Tickets for the 2016 Women's Hockey East Championship weekend, hosted by Merrimack College, will be available for purchase at the Merrimack College Box Office beginning Friday, November 13. Fans may purchase online at MerrimackAthletics.com/Tickets, in person, or by calling the Box Office at 978-837-5324. Please note Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Semifinals games will take place on Lawler Rink Saturday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The two winners will advance to the 14th annual Women's Hockey East Championship Game to battle for the Bertagna Trophy Sunday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. Women's Hockey East Tournament semifinal games tickets start at just $5 per session for youths and groups of ten or more, while adult admission is set at $10. Single-admission tickets are good for both of Saturday's semifinal contests.
Students from any Hockey East school will receive free admission with a valid student ID. Hockey East recommends that fans purchase tickets in advance to avoid missing one of college hockey's most prestigious postseason tournaments. The winner of the Women's Hockey East Championship Tournament will earn an automatic berth into the women's ice hockey championship tournament and have a chance to reach the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four held at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore Center.
Last season, the Boston University Terriers won the fifth Women's Hockey East Tournament Championship in program history, defeating the Boston College Eagles to claim the fourth consecutive Bertagna Trophy for the Terriers.
The Hockey East Association is a 12-team Division I college men's hockey conference founded in 1984 and a nineteam Division I women's league which began play in 2002-03. The men's league has won nine NCAA championships in the past 22 years including Providence College in 2015 at TD Garden in Boston. Since 1999, Hockey East has won seven NCAA Championships with 15 NCAA Championship Game appearances, while placing 23 teams in the Frozen Four and 55 teams in the NCAA Tournament during that time.