2014 Big Ten Hockey Tournament: Single-game tickets to go on sale next week

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Single-game tickets can be bought for all games at the 2014 Big Ten tournament for as little as $20 per contest.

According to a joint press release from the Big Ten Conference and the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, single-game tickets for the 2014 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament Presented by Polaris RZR® will go on sale starting Monday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. CT.

The tournament, which will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., will be a single-elimination format featuring all six Big Ten Hockey member schools -- Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and Penn State.

The event will consist of five games (two games on Thursday, March 20; two games on Friday, March 21 and the championship game on Saturday, March 22). The winner of the championship game will be the conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA championship.

Prices for single-game tickets are as follows and vary based on date and seat location:

Thursday, March 20 (2 p.m.) $25 / $20 / $20 Quarterfinal 1
Thursday, March 20 (7 p.m.) $30 / $25 / $20 Quarterfinal 2
Friday, March 21 (2 p.m.) $40 / $35 / $20 Semifinal 1
Friday, March 21 (7 p.m.) $45 / $40 / $20 Semifinal 2
Saturday, March 22 (7 p.m.) $45 / $40 / $20 Championship

A limited number of all-session ticket packages are still available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Groups (12+) call 651-312-3486. An arena seating chart is located at www.xcelenergycenter.com/seating/hockey.jsp.

Wisconsin currently sits in second place in the Big Ten with 25 points in 14 games. The Badgers trail league-leading Minnesota by seven points with just six games to play. UW currently leads Michigan by five points, but has played two more games than the Wolverines.

The Badgers will finish out their regular-season schedule with a home series this weekend against Michigan State, followed by road series at Penn State and trip to East Lansing to face the Spartans.

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