FEBRUARY 26-27    --     ERIE, PA

2022 CHE 


Semifinal Game
        #2  Pittsburgh - 4
        #3  Buffalo - 0

Championship Game
        #2  Pittsburgh - 3
        #1  Mercyhurst - 2


Semifinal Game #1: Saturday, February 26th
        #2 Pittsburgh vs.  #3 Buffalo
          1:15 PM at Mercyhurst Ice Center

Championship Game: Sunday, February 27th
        #1 Mercyhurst vs.  semifinal winner
          2:15 PM at Mercyhurst Ice Center



Sportsmanship is everyone's responsibility.  All associated parties play a critical role in upholding a high standard of conduct: players, coaches, officials, administrators, and spectators.  The result is a supportive culture for our players, coaches, and officials; an enjoyable environment for our fans and families; and a positive image for our schools, our teams, and our league.

Our playoffs are our marquee event, where sportsmanship cannot be discarded just because the stakes are high on the ice.  Players and coaches must display the important values of respect and discipline, regardless of the outcome of the games.  The applicable rulebooks will be enforced for players and team personnel who step outside of those boundaries.

Fans should cheer for their team and support all participants in a positive manner.  We are living in a time when our young adults need, more than ever, to play in an environment in which they can enjoy the game they love.  Spectators who interfere with the game or exhibit behaviors that are detrimental to the spirit and values of intercollegiate sports shall be removed from the premises.


Free vehicle parking is available along Mercy Drive leading towards the rink and in the lot surrounding Mercy Drive leading towards the middle of campus.  Those attending the event are asked to park only in designated areas and not in places that block thruways along campus roads.

ADA parking is available along the front of the arena in the spots closest to the main entrance.  Team buses/vans should unload at the side of the facility, to the far right when facing the main entrance.  Buses and vans can then park in the lot on the opposite side of the Mercyhurst Athletic Center.


There is no admission fee charged for anyone entering the arena during the CHE event, but all spectators must exit the building after conclusion of the CHE games due to other events taking place in the facility.

All seating inside the playing area is General Admission.  Fans of each team -- including students -- are asked to sit in the seating areas across from their team's bench.  Groups of fans sitting in any other location will be redirected to the appropriate seating area.


Only the official event photographer will be permitted in the scorer's/penalty box area during the games, and only approved photographers will be permitted to be in areas outside of the general seating sections.  Photographers wishing to gain approval must do so prior to the start of any game, which shall be limited to valid media outlets.  There shall be a limited and inflexible restriction on photographers who are permitted on the ice for the championship presentation.

No photos from the event shall be sold nor distributed for commercial use without the express written consent of the CHE.  Media members taking photographs shall do so only for editorial and publishing purposes.


Only team/game personnel, league officials, and a limited number of approved photographers shall be permitted on the ice at any time throughout the post-season, including the on-ice celebration following the championship games.  The winning team will be asked to clear the ice immediately if spectators or other unauthorized individuals enter the ice surface during this time, and any unauthorized person entering the ice surface will be removed from the premises immediately.