This is the 2017-18 National Collegiate Hockey Conference men's ice hockey season. This is the league's 5th season.
On September 7, 2017 the NCHC announced that they had reached an agreement with the Target Center in Minneapolis to end their contract to hold the Frozen Faceoff at the Target Center and would move the event to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota starting with 2018 and running through 2022.
Membership changes[edit | edit source]
Membership[edit | edit source]
Standings[edit | edit source]
|National Collegiate Hockey Conference||Overall Record|
|St. Cloud State Huskies||24||16||4||4||93||59||53||40||25||9||6||144||101|
|North Dakota Fighting Hawks||24||8||10||6||71||68||33||40||17||13||10||117||95|
|Western Michigan Broncos||24||10||13||1||82||94||31||36||15||19||2||115||129|
|Colorado College Tigers||24||8||12||4||63||85||31||37||15||17||5||99||121|
Conference Tournament[edit | edit source]
Format[edit | edit source]
The 2018 conference tournament will involve all teams playing in a best-of-three quarterfinal series with the winners advancing to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. The teams are re-seeded prior to the semifinals. The semifinal winners meet in the championship game for the conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The semifinal losers will meet in the consolation game. The semifinal, championship, and consolation games will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]
- St. Cloud State Huskies defeated Miami RedHawks 2 games to 1
- Denver Pioneers defeated Colorado College Tigers 2 games to 1
- Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs defeated Western Michigan Broncos 2 games to none
- North Dakota Fighting Hawks defeated Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 games to none
Semifinals[edit | edit source]
- St. Cloud State Huskies defeated North Dakota Fighting Hawks 3-2 (ot)
- Denver Pioneers defeated Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3-1