March 23, 2012
A limited number of single-session tickets in the club level end zone seating areas of Xcel Energy Center for this weekend's Men's Ice Hockey West Regional have been released and are available for purchase beginning Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. The tickets are priced at $57 each and may be purchased for either session.
All-session packages remain available for the two-day event. Priced at $94, each of the 3-game packages include one ticket to Session I (Saturday, March 24 - two games) and one ticket to Session II (Sunday, March 25).
Both single-session tickets and all-session packages may be purchased at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, at Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Certain fees may apply.
Session I on Saturday starts at 12:30 p.m. and includes two games: West Regional Semifinal 1, which matches North Dakota and Western Michigan, and West Regional Semifinal 2, featuring Minnesota and Boston University. Session II on Sunday gets underway at 4:30 p.m. and pits the two regional semifinal winners in the West Regional Championship game with the winner advancing to the 2012 Frozen Four.
Fans planning to be in attendance for games at Xcel Energy Center this weekend should be aware that the NCAA has a no re-entry policy in place for the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey West Regional.
Session One: Saturday, March 24, 2012- Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, Minn.
12:30 p.m. - West Regional Semifinal 1 - 1. North Dakota (25-12-3) vs. 4. Western Michigan (21-13-6)
4:00 p.m. - West Regional Semifinal 2 - 2. Minnesota (26-13-1) vs. 3. Boston University (23-14-1)
Session Two: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, Minn.
4:30 p.m. - West Regional Final
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