Tickets on Sale Now to see Wisconsin, Minnesota Duluth, Northeastern and Air Force in the 2023 Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off


Tickets on Sale Now

May 2, 2023

PRINCETON, N.J. - Tickets are on sale now for the third annual Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off  (@holidayfaceoff), which will take place December 28-29 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

Single-day tickets as well as discounted 2-day tickets may be purchased through

The field for the event consists of Wisconsin, Minnesota Duluth, Northeastern, and Air Force. Semifinal play will take place on Thursday, December 28 with the Championship game and third-place game on Friday December 29. Matchups will be announced at a later date.

Wisconsin, who won the inaugural event in 2021 and advanced to the title game of the 2022 Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off will be led by new head coach Mike Hastings. Hastings spent 11 seasons as the head coach of Minnesota State posting a 299-109-25 record and two Frozen Four appearances. The Badgers have 26 NCAA Tournament appearances and six National Championships on their resume.

In 23 seasons behind the Minnesota Duluth bench, head coach Scott Sandelin has led the Bulldogs to over 440 wins and three National Championships, including back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019. The Bulldogs have been to 15 NCAA Tournaments.

Northeastern is under the direction of third year head coach Jerry Keefe, who was the 2021-2022 Hockey East Coach of the Year for guiding the Huskies a 25-13-1 mark and earning the program’s first-ever regular season title. The Huskies are coming off a 17-13-5 campaign in 2022-2023. Northeastern has been to the NCAA Tournament eight times.

In 26 years at the Air Force Academy, Frank Serratore has led the Falcons to 438 wins, one of seven active coaches (along with Scott Sandelin) with over 400 career wins. He has also guided the Falcons to seven conference championships and seven NCAA Tournament appearances – the only NCAA trips in Academy history.

Last year, Clarkson won the Holiday Face-Off after defeating Wisconsin 3-1 in the championship game and UMass 6-3 in the semifinal.


About Kwik Trip
Kwik Trip is a family-owned company founded in 1965. Kwik Trip operates 775 stores and employs 31,000 co-workers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. The stores receive daily deliveries of fresh baked goods, dairy products, soups, salads, fruit, produce, sandwiches and sell grocery products, general merchandise, gasoline, and related petroleum products. The company operates its own bakery, dairy, water bottling line, kitchens, food safety lab, distribution center, ice plant, LP plant, blow mold facility, transportation company and health clinics. Kwik Trip makes, ships, and sells 80 percent of its own branded products and serves over 9 million guests per week. The C-store chain consistently ranks as a Top Workplace in each of its market areas. For more, visit

About the Gazelle Group
The Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off is produced by the Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J.
The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized college sports events, such as the Empire Classic, Legends Classic, the Gotham Classic, the Sunshine Slam, the College Basketball Invitational, the Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off, the Barstool Sports Invitational as well as on-campus events at Duke, Kentucky, Nebraska and other institutions across the country. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit

About Fiserv Forum
Fiserv Forum is a preeminent sports and entertainment arena in downtown Milwaukee that opened on Aug. 26, 2018. Designed by Populous, Epstein Uren Architects and HNTB, the venue offers incomparable sightlines, customer service, technology and amenities. Fiserv Forum includes 17,341 seats for basketball, 15,178 for hockey and up to 18,000 for concerts, with 34 luxury suites and three clubs. The world-class arena is home to the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University’s men’s basketball team and also hosts a diverse variety of year-round events, including major concerts, family shows and other sports and entertainment events. Fiserv Forum is the anchor of the surrounding 30-acre Deer District neighborhood, which is Milwaukee’s premier location for people to live, work and play. In 2021, Fiserv Forum was awarded LEED Gold Certification for sustainability performance. Founding Partners for Fiserv Forum include Fiserv, BMO Harris Bank, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Johnson Controls, Miller Brewing Company and Motorola. For more information, please visit 

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