Defending Harris Cup Champion @ACBulldogHockey Seeded First in Official Conference Pairings

Defending Harris Cup Champion @ACBulldogHockey Seeded First in Official Conference Pairings

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WAUKESHA Wis.--The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association has announced the official pairings and times for the 2016 Harris Cup, emblematic of the tournament champion for the NCHA which receives automatic qualification to the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship.

The NCHA Harris Cup schedule follows:

QUARTERFINALS - Wednesday, Feb 24
#3North Lawrence (9-13-3) at #2North St. Scholastica (14-8-3), 7:00 PM CST.

#3South Concordia-Wisconsin (11-11-3) at #2South Marian (17-5-3), 7:00 PM CST.

SEMIFINALS--Friday, Feb. 26 (Game 1)
TBD at #1 (overall) Adrian (21-3-1), 7:00 PM EST.

TBD at #2 (overall) St. Norbert (21-2-2), 7:05 PM CST.

SEMIFINALS--Saturday, Feb. 27 (Game 2, then "if necessary" mini-game)
TBD at #1 (overall) Adrian, 3:00 PM EST.

TBD at #2 (overall) St. Norbert, 7:05 PM CST.

CHAMPIONSHIP--Saturday, Mar. 5
Semifinal round winners at High Seed, Time TBA

OVERALL STANDINGS - FINAL, used for re-seeding after the Quarterfinals:
1. Adrian (35 pts, wins tiebreaker over St. Norbert)
2. St. Norbert (35 pts)
3. Marian (31 pts)
4. St. Scholastica (25 pts)
5. Lawrence (19 pts)
6. Concordia-Wisconsin (17 pts)

The Adrian College men's hockey team swept its final regular-season series on the road at nationally-ranked St. Scholastica, 5-4 and 4-2, capturing back-to-back Peters Cup championships. The nationally second-ranked Bulldogs and top-ranked St. Norbert finished with identical 17-2-1 NCHA marks and 35 points, but the former gets the overall top seed due to the third tie-breaker of goal differential in all NCHA contests.

Top-seeded Adrian will host a yet-to-be-determined opponent (the lowest remaining seed after the quarterfinals) at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at Arrington Ice Arena for the right to advance to the championship round.

The Harris Cup men’s playoffs will have a presale as a limited number of seats for the general public will go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Please go to the following link to order these tickets on the Etix website. Each reserved seat costs $10.

Gameday tickets for general admission (standing) will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students with ID and senior citizens.

WOW Café and Wingery rail seats are reserved by the Gold Puck Club members this weekend; however, the restaurant is still open to the public and tables are available.

The 21-3-1 Bulldogs have captured eight conference regular-season crowns since their founding in 2007--the most of any NCHA member during that span.