NCHC Moving Frozen Faceoff From Target Center To Xcel Energy Center

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced Thursday the league is ending its five-year contract with Target Center in Minneapolis a year early and beginning a new one with Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for its postseason championship.

As first reported by the Grand Forks Herald Thursday morning, the NCHC Frozen Faceoff will move to the home of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild this season after a four-year run at the home of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. This year’s semifinals and final will take place March 16-17.

The new deal between the NCHC and Xcel Energy Center runs through the 2021-22 season.