2023 CHE Women
's Division 2 Champions


Quarterfinal Game #1: Friday, February 24th
        #3T Mercyhurst - 10
U Buffalo - 6

Quarterfinal Game #2: Friday, February 24th
        #2T Ohio State - 4
U Brockport - 1

Semifinal Game #1: Saturday, February 25th
       #1T West Virginia - 7
        #3T Mercyhurst - 4

Semifinal Game #2: Saturday, February 25th
       #1U Niagara - 2
        #2T Ohio State - 1

Championship Game: Sunday, February 26th
       #1U Niagara - 6
        #1T West Virginia - 3


Quarterfinal Game #1: Friday, February 24th
        #2U Buffalo versus #3T Mercyhurst
               6:00 PM at Erie Insurance Arena

Quarterfinal Game #2: Friday, February 24th
        #2T Ohio State versus #3Brockport
               8:30 PM at Erie Insurance Arena

Semifinal Game #1: Saturday, February 25th
        #1T West Virginia vs.  #3T Mercyhurst
               5:30 PM at Mercyhurst Ice Center

Semifinal Game #2: Saturday, February 25th
        #1U Niagara vs.  #2T Ohio State
               8:00 PM at Mercyhurst Ice Center

Championship Game: Sunday, February 26th
        #1T West Virginia vs. #1U Niagara  
               2:00 PM at Erie Insurance Arena




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.  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.


A parking garage directly across 8th Street from the arena offers the best option for public parking.  There is also on-street parking in the surrounding area, and several ADA parking spots are provided along 8th Street near the main entrance to the arena.

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 either venue during the CHE events, and a limited number of Game Programs will be available each day at no charge.  Spectators may be asked to wait to enter at Mercyhurst until the preceding NCAA event is completed.

All seating inside the playing area is General Admission.  Fans of each team -- including students -- are asked to sit in the seating areas closest to their team's bench.


No photographers shall be permitted on any team's bench nor on the ice surface at any time.  Only the official 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 credentialed 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, game staff, and league officials shall be permitted on the ice at any time throughout the post-season, including the on-ice celebration following the championship game.  The winning team will be asked to clear the ice immediately if spectators or other unauthorized individuals enter the ice surface during this time (including for pictures), and any unauthorized person entering the ice surface will be removed from the premises immediately.

A dedicated area away from the ice surface shall be provided to the winning team after the game for photographs with family and friends.  Spectators are asked to use this area and honor the policy of remaining off of the ice surface.