TUCSON, AZ - The Arizona Wildcats secured a berth Wednesday in the 2018 American Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament.
The #16 Wildcats will play the #17 Missouri State Bears at 8:45 pm EST on Thursday, March 8 at the Ice Haus in Columbus. The winner of that game will play the #1 Minot State Beavers on Friday, March 9 at 8:00 pm EST.
Each game in the tournament is an elimination game – the losing team goes home and the winner moves on. The 2018 ACHA National Tournament continues through Tuesday, March 13.
Arizona (23-10-2) finishes its regular season this Friday and Saturday at #13 UNLV.
The Wildcats 2018 season has been highlighted by their Cactus Cup victory of rivals Arizona State. UA finished third this season in the Western Collegiate Hockey League.
Arizona's last appearance in the ACHA National Tournament was in 2016, where the team won its opening game in overtime to secure its first win in the tournament in more than a decade.
Arizona seeks its second hockey National Championship. It won its first hockey national title in 1985.