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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]

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Membership[edit | edit source]

Institution Location Nickname Arena
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado Tigers Colorado Springs World Arena
University of Denver Denver, Colorado Pioneers Magness Arena
Miami University Oxford, Ohio RedHawks Goggin Ice Center
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota Bulldogs AMSOIL Arena
University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha, Nebraska Mavericks Baxter Arena
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota Fighting Hawks Ralph Engelstad Arena
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota Huskies Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan Broncos Lawson Ice Arena
Conference Tournament St. Paul, Minnesota Frozen Faceoff Xcel Energy Center

Standings[edit | edit source]

National Collegiate Hockey Conference Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
St. Cloud State Huskies 24 16 4 4 93 59 53 40 25 9 6 144 101
Denver Pioneers 24 12 6 6 76 53 46 41 23 10 8 135 86
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 24 13 11 0 79 56 39 44 25 16 3 132 92
North Dakota Fighting Hawks 24 8 10 6 71 68 33 40 17 13 10 117 95
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 24 10 13 1 75 97 31 36 17 17 2 121 134
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
Miami RedHawks 24 6 14 4 62 89 24 37 12 20 5 103 128

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]

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Third Place[edit | edit source]

Final[edit | edit source]

2018 NCHC champions Denver Pioneers

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