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2016-17 WCHA Women's Season

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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



Team Location Arena
Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji, MN Sanford Center
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis, MN Ridder Arena
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Duluth, MN AMSOIL Arena
Minnesota State Mavericks Mankato, MN All Seasons Arena
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Grand Forks, ND Ralph Engelstad Arena
Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus, OH OSU Ice Rink
St. Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud MN Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
Wisconsin Badgers Madison, WI La Bahn Arena


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.

Standings to be added upon completion of regular season

Conference TournamentEdit


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.

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