February 1, 2018
South Lake Tahoe, CA
The regular season of the PAC-8 Hockey Conference is complete and next weekend is Championship Weekend in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
The three-day tournament begins next Friday, February 8th, with the first round games and will conclude on Sunday afternoon with one of five teams taking home the 2018 PAC-8 Championship trophy.
California is the #1 seed in this year’s tournament, winning the PAC-8 regular season title with a 11-1 conference record. Your second seed this year is Arizona State with a 9-3 record, after returning to the conference this season. Both teams earned a bye and will be the home team in each semifinal game on Saturday.
The third and four seeds went down to a tiebreaker as UCLA and Washington finished the regular season with identical 6-6 conference records. UW earned the third seed because of head to head play.
The fifth seed in this year’s tournament is USC, who finished the PAC-8 season with a 5-7 record. The University of Oregon rounds out the tournament in the sixth seed and a season record of 3-9.
The tournament will begin on Friday at 1PM PT with the first round game between #4 UW and #5 USC. The winner of game 1 will take on top-seeded California in the first semifinal at 1pm on Saturday. The second game of the day will begin at 4PM between #3 UCLA and #6 Oregon. The winner of game 2 will take on #2 ASU at 4PM on Saturday. The losers of Friday’s games will play in the PAC-8 5th Place Game on Saturday Morning at 10AM.
Semifinal games will occur at 1PM & 4PM on Saturday Afternoon. The 2018 PAC-8 3rd Place game will be on Sunday at 10AM and puck drop for the Championship game is at 1PM.
Saturday, Feb 10th:
Game 4 (100PM): #5 USC vs #1 CALIFORNIA
Game 5 (400PM): #3 WASHINGTON vs #2 ARIZONA STATE
Sunday, Feb 11th:
Game 6 (10AM): 3RD PLACE GAME #5 USC vs #3 WASHINGTON
Game 7 (1PM): CHAMPIONSHIP GAME #2 ARIZONA STATE vs #1 CALIFORNIA
Tickets for the entire tournament are available below or at the door of the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, where all five games will be played.[ESPRESSO_TICKET_SELECTOR event_id=1195]