Dress in the iconic brown and gold and join the spirited fanbase supporting the Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey. Representing Western Michigan University, the Broncos compete in the prestigious National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Home games unfold at the historic Lawson Arena, nestled on the Kalamazoo, Michigan campus.
Lawson Arena: A Hockey Haven
Lawson Arena, the Broncos' home turf since 1974, boasts a single-level horseshoe-style design accommodating 3,667 passionate fans. Besides hosting the varsity team, it also welcomes the WMU ice hockey club team and the WMU synchronized skating club team.
Rich History on Ice
The Broncos' hockey legacy commenced in 1973, gaining momentum when they joined the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) in the 1975-1976 season. Notable triumphs include the 1986 CCHA playoff tournament victory under Coach Bill Neal, propelling them into the NCAA tournament. In 2013, the team transitioned to the NCHC.
NHL Stars in the Making
Western Michigan has been a breeding ground for NHL talent, with illustrious alumni like Jamal Meyers, who graced the league from 1996 to 2013, leaving an indelible mark with the Chicago Blackhawks. Other notable NHL stars include Bernie Saunders and Glenn Healy, the latter achieving Stanley Cup glory with the New York Rangers.
Ticket Prices: Your Gateway to the Action
Western Michigan Hockey ticket prices range from $8.00 to $310.00, influenced by seat location and opponent. Premium seats, club spots, and suites command higher prices, while the average ticket price hovers around $39.09. Secure your spot early, as prices may escalate for postseason clashes and marquee tournaments.
For the upcoming Western Michigan Broncos vs. St. Lawrence Saints matchup, prices start at $8.00, with prime seats reaching $60.00.
Dates and Schedule
The Western Michigan Broncos Hockey season, spanning October to April (potentially longer with NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament participation), promises excitement. Keep an eye out for standout tournaments like the Fortress Invitational and the Mariucci Classic. The regular season typically involves 32 to 34 games, with postseason possibilities extending the action to 40 games.
Mark your calendar for the Western Michigan Broncos vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks on March 9th, 2024, at 6:00 pm in Lawson Arena.
Ticket Sales Information
Western Michigan Hockey tickets usually go on sale after the schedule release, typically in April or May of the prior year. Don't miss the chance to witness the final outings of the season – secure your Western Michigan Broncos vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks tickets now!
Seating Chart: Choose Your View
College hockey's vibrant atmosphere is best experienced in on-campus arenas. Lawson Arena, with a capacity of 3,667, offers various seating options. Utilize TicketSmarter's interactive seating chart to find the ideal spot, whether you seek VIP luxury or an affordable upper-level view.
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Plan your attendance at upcoming Western Michigan Broncos Hockey events:
- November 24, 2023 - March 9, 2024: Lawson Arena, Kalamazoo, MI
- January 12-13, 2024: Goggin Ice Center, Oxford, OH
- February 2-3, 2024: Magness Arena, Denver, CO
- February 23-24, 2024: Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, Saint Cloud, MN
- March 1-2, 2024: Ralph Engelstad Arena - ND, Grand Forks, ND
Don't miss the chance to be part of the thrilling Western Michigan Broncos Hockey journey. Purchase your tickets now and immerse yourself in the heart-pounding action of NCAA Division I men's ice hockey!