NCHC Unveils Logo, Postseason Ticket Plans
CHN Staff Report
MINNEAPOLIS The National Collegiate Hockey Conference, eight months from starting its inaugural season, unveiled its new logo today, and its ticket packages for the postseason tournament.
A news conference was held today in Minneapolis, around the state of Minnesota's high school hockey championships, and the Let's Play Hockey Expo, which is being held in and near the Xcel Center in St. Paul.
“We’re excited about our new logo, which was designed with the input of all of our member institutions,” said NCHC Commissioner Jim Scherr. “It captures the spirit and traditions of our teams and their programs, as well as the significant place that college ice hockey holds in American sport.”
The logo features eight stars, representing the member schools: Colorado College, Denver, Miami, Minnesota-Duluth, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan.
Adrenalin Inc., a sports marketing firm whose logo designs include those of the NHL’s Kings and Coyotes, took input from every NCHC member before crafting the league’s signature symbol.
“We explored a variety of options that led to the final mark,” said Adrenalin’s president, Daniel Price. “The confidence expressed in the shield, stars and American colors position the NCHC as an important part of college hockey's new chapter.”
The inaugural NCHC postseason tournament will be held March 21-22, 2014 at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. The league had previously announced that its tournament would alternate between there and Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
All eight teams will compete in conference quarterfinal series the previous weekend, with the four winners going to Minneapolis.
Ticket packages for the 2014 NCHC Championship tournament can be reserved at AXS.com. Packages are $130 (lower level and first 8 rows of the upper level) and $60 (rows 9 and up in the upper level) – these prices include a ticket for each of the 4 games of the tournament — 2 semifinal games, third place game and Championship game.