January 30, 2023
After months of battle on the ice, the field of eight is set to crown this year’s champion of the PAC-8 Hockey Conference.
The top eight teams were announced today that will compete for the title in Spokane next month for the 2023 PAC-8 Championship.
The number one seed is University of Washington with a perfect 16-0 season. The second seed was earned by the University of Utah with a 13-3 record. Coming in third for the regular season is California with a 12-4 record. Fourth places belongs to San Jose State University with 12 wins and 4 loses (tie breaker went to California). Western Washington University secured the fifth seed with a 9-7 record. Host Eastern Washington University locked in the sixth seed with a 5-11 record. The Seventh seed goes to University of Southern California with a 5-11 record (tie breaker went to Eastern Washington). The final playoff goes to Washington State University with a 4-12 record.
|Team||Total Games||Games Played||W||L||GF||GA||GD||%|
|San Jose State
|UC San Diego
Tie Breaker Rules: H2H, W, GA, GD, PIM, Most Periods Won, Quickest Goal, Coin Flip by P8 Exec. Director
The tournament will be an eight-team single elimination tournament to decide the champion beginning on Friday, February 10th. The first round match ups are as follows (first team listed is home team):
Friday, Feb 10th, 2023:
Game 1 (10:00AM): #4 San Jose State VS #5 Western Washington (WATCH)
Game 2 (1:00PM): #1 Washington VS #8 Washington State (WATCH)
Game 3 (4:00PM): #2 Utah VS #7 USC (WATCH)
Game 4 (7:00PM): #3 California VS #6 Eastern Washington (WATCH)
Saturday, Feb 11th, 2023:
Game 5 (1:00PM): Lowest Seed vs Highest Seed (Home Team)
Game 6 (4:00PM): 2nd Lowest Seed vs 2nd Highest Seed (Home Team)
Sunday, Feb 12th, 2023:
Game 7 (11:00 AM): CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Higher Seed Home Team) (WATCH)
Overtime format for all games:(if necessary):
1. Teams will switch ends (long change)
2. 20 minute 5 on 5 sudden death overtime period
3. If no goal is scored, there will be an intermission with an ice make
4. Teams will switch ends (short change)
5. Another 20 minute 5 on 5 sudden death overtime period
6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 until a goal is score
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The 2023 PAC-8 Championships will be hosted by Eastern Washington University at the University Recreation Center Ice Arena. This NHL sized rink is Cheney’s only year round full sized sheet of ice. The Collegiate level facilities has rink-side stadium seating, excellent locker rooms, professional scoreboard and sound systems, and will provide a wonderful environment for PAC-8 Athletes and Families moving forward.
University Recreation Center Ice Arena
1012 Cedar St, Cheney, WA 99004