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This is the 2016-17 Western Collegiate Hockey Association Women's season.  This is the league's 18th season.

In July, the conference announced that Katie Million was named a vice-president of the WCHA and Women's League Commissioner. She was previously an executive with the New Yorks State Olympic Regional Development Authority.

Membership changesEdit

On March 29, 2017; the University of North Dakota announced that the school is cutting the women's ice hockey program effective the end of the 2016-17 academic year.  The reason stated was a $1.3 million budget shortfall due to the school attempting to meet minimum standards of the Summit League which most of the school's athletic teams are moving to for 2017-18.  The men's and women's swimming and diving programs were also cut at the school.  The school announced UND will honor all athletic scholarships for the discontinued sports “at their present equivalencies for returning student-athletes."

MembershipEdit

Team Location Arena Capacity
Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji, Minnesota Sanford Center 4,700
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis, Minnesota Ridder Arena 3,400
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Duluth, Minnesota AMSOIL Arena 6,764
Minnesota State Mavericks Mankato, Minnesota All Seasons Arena 1,000
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Grand Forks, North Dakota Ralph Engelstad Arena 11,643
Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus, Ohio OSU Ice Rink 1,415
St. Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud, Minnesota Herb Brooks National Hockey Center 5,763
Wisconsin Badgers Madison, Wisconsin LaBahn Arena 2,273

StandingsEdit

Teams are awarded 3 points for a regulation or overtime win and 1 point for an overtime tie. If the game is tied after the five minute overtime period the game goes to a three round shootout.  The shoot out winning team is awarded an extra point in the standings.

Western Collegiate Hockey Association Overall Record
Team GP W SW L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
Wisconsin Badgers 28 19 3 2 4 110 24 73 40 33 3 4 157 35
Minnesota Golden Gophers 28 16 3 4 5 88 46 65 39 26 8 5 124 69
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 28 18 1 5 4 82 47 62 37 25 7 5 110 62
North Dakota Fighting Hawks 28 8 3 12 5 62 57 41 38 16 16 6 84 73
Ohio State Buckeyes 28 5 2 16 5 40 73 28 37 14 18 5 69 82
St. Cloud State Huskies 28 5 2 18 3 43 82 26 36 9 23 4 61 113
Bemidji State Beavers 28 6 1 18 3 49 80 25 35 12 20 3 67 90
Minnesota State Mavericks 28 3 1 21 3 33 98 14 37 7 26 4 45 127

Conference TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

All 8 teams qualify for the conference tournament.  The quarterfinal round is held February 26th to 28th.  The quarterfinals are best-of-three at the higher seeded team.  The semifinals and finals known as the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off.  Thetournament champion earns the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Tournament.

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

2017 WCHA women's champs Wisconsin Badgers

2017 WCHA women's champs Wisconsin Badgers

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