Detroit… The 42nd and final CCHA Championship weekend will be staged at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, March 23 (Semi-Final Game #1 – 1:05 p.m. & Semi-Final Game #2 – 4:35 p.m.) and Sunday, March 24 (Mason Cup Final – 2:05 p.m.).
Tickets to the 2013 CCHA Championship are priced between $10 and $35 apiece and can be purchased at the JLA Box Office (313-396-7575), all Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) outlets and online at OlympiaEntertainment.com. Special Little Caesars Family Four-Packs – which include four tickets, four pizza slices and four soft drinks – are also available for purchase for this event beginning at only $44 per package. General admission upper bowl student seats, meanwhile, can be obtained for as low as $5 per ticket at the JLA Box Office only (a valid student ID must be presented at the time of purchase).
Miami, Notre Dame, Western Michigan, Ohio State and Ferris State all received automatic byes to the conference quarter-finals by virtue of having finished in the Top 5 of the CCHA's final regular season standings. The remaining six squads will look to advance by winning their upcoming best-of-three first round series: No. 10 Bowling Green at No. 8 Lake Superior, No. 11 Northern Michigan at No. 7 Michigan and No. 12 Michigan State at No. 6 Alaska.
"It's going be another memorable March in the CCHA with two rounds of campus-site playoffs and, ultimately, four teams converging on Joe Louis Arena for the final CCHA Championship on March 23-24," said CCHA Commissioner Fred Pletsch. "The conference has produced big-time players and big-time plays over the past 42 seasons. I invite all college hockey fans to The Joe to help us ‘Celebrate the Legacy' and enjoy what will be an exciting and entertaining weekend of hockey."
The CCHA launched a '30-Day Countdown' to the final CCHA Championship weekend at JLA on Saturday, March. 23. As part of the CCHA's ‘Celebrate the Legacy' initiative, each day a CCHA historical fact from the league's 42-year history, along with an accompanying photo or video, will be featured on CCHA.com, the CCHA Twitter feed and Facebook page leading up to "1" on the day of the CCHA Championship final on Mar. 24.