Lindenwood Selected to Host Women's Frozen Four in 2017

Indianapolis, IN – College Hockey America member Lindenwood University has been selected as a host for the 2017 NCAA women's ice hockey "Frozen Four" tournament. The tournament games will be played at Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. Lindenwood University will be co-hosting the tournament with the St. Louis Sports Commission. This will be the first time hosting the NCAA women's ice hockey championship for both the university and the St. Louis Sports Commission. 

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The following is courtesy of NCAA.com

The NCAA on Wednesday announced 523 sites have been awarded as hosts for 82 of its 89 championships for the 2014-18 seasons, making it the largest collection of host site announcements in association history.

The original pool of bids included 1,984 submissions. The sites were selected by the respective sport committees, made up of coaches and administrators from NCAA member schools and conferences, and ultimately approved by the appropriate divisional championships cabinets or committees. Previously, selection announcements varied by sport. This new process gives the NCAA and host sites more time to plan each championship experience. In addition, it creates efficiencies across championships allowing for better coordination and planning by the NCAA and its hosts.

“We really want to thank everyone who put in a bid,” said Mark Lewis, NCAA executive vice president of championships and alliances. “The competitiveness of the bids made it extremely difficult for the sport committees to select sites as there just weren’t spots for all of the great bids we received. Ultimately the sites that were selected will provide our student-athletes, coaches and fans the best experience possible.”

The bidding process began in July and final submissions were due in mid-September. Each sport committee, per division, then selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the competing student-athletes.

 

 Click here for the complete release, including a list of all 523 sites

Click here for video from the women's ice hockey portion of the NCAA site selection show