LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Minnesota is No. 1 in the most recent NCAA women’s ice hockey rankings. Yale is No. 6 and Penn State No. 11.

All three teams visit the Las Vegas valley during the Thanksgiving weekend for a tournament at the Lifeguard Arena and The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson. The four-team event on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26 also features Boston University.

Minnesota (9-1-1) features two of the nation’s top playmakers in Taylor Heise and Grace Zumwinkle. Each has 10 assists in 11 games. Abbey Murphy is among the nation’s top goal-scorers, with nine.

Friday’s games at the Lifeguard Arena pit Boston University and Yale at 1 p.m. followed by Penn State versus Minnesota at 4 p.m.

Saturday’s games at The Dollar Loan Center match the losing teams from Friday at 1 p.m., followed by the winners meeting at 4 p.m.

Tickets starting at $25 are available at

Those who purchase tickets to the Saturday games at The Dollar Loan Center will receive complimentary entry to all games at Lifeguard Arena on Friday, capacity permitting.