The regular season of the PAC-8 Hockey Conference is complete and this weekend is Championship Weekend at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd, SLT, CA 96160
The three-day tournament begins this Friday, February 8, 2018 – 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 1 PM 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 4 PM on Saturday. The losers of Friday’s games will play in the PAC-8 5th Place Game on Saturday Morning at 10 AM.
Semifinal games will occur at 1 PM & 4 PM on Saturday Afternoon. The 2018 PAC-8 3rd Place game will be on Sunday at 10 AM and puck drop for the Championship game is at 1 PM.
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
Game 1 (100PM): #4 UCLA vs #5 USC
Game 2 (400PM): #3 UW vs #6 OREGON
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Game 3 (1000AM): 5TH PLACE GAME (loser game 1 vs loser game 2)
Game 4 (100PM): Lowest Winning Seed vs #1 CALIFORNIA
Game 5 (400PM): Highest Winning Seed vs #2 ARIZONA STATE
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
Game 6 (10AM): 3RD PLACE GAME (Loser Game 4 vs Loser Game 5)
Game 7 (1PM): CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5)
Tickets for the entire tournament are available below or at the door of the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena for $6. All five games will be played here. For more information click here or call (530)544-7565