The second annual preseason "Drop The Puck Night" highlighting the 2009-10 seasons for both the Ferris State University men's ice hockey and Big Rapids High School hockey teams will be held Friday, Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m. (EDT) at the Falcon Head Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich.
The event is being presented by the FSU Blueline Club and sponsored by Independent Bank of Big Rapids. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and under which includes dinner and beverage.
The "Drop The Puck" Night will feature upcoming season previews from Bulldog hockey head coach Bob Daniels and Big Rapids High School varsity hockey head coach Tim Blashill. Selected student-athletes on the 2009-10 Bulldog hockey team will also speak and provide their insight for the 2009-10 campaign. Nick Scheible, a Ferris State and Big Rapids High hockey alumnus, will return for the second year to serve as the master of ceremonies.
"I would like to invite all Bulldog and Cardinal hockey fans to attend," said Daniels. "This fun-filled event provides a special opportunity to reach out to more hockey fans in the surrounding areas while also giving hockey fans a chance to interact with one another and our student-athletes."
Tickets for the event may be purchased at the FSU Athletics Ticket Office, which is located in the lobby arena of the Ewigleben Ice Arena, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT). For those fans wishing to attend who live outside the Big Rapids, please reserve your seat by calling (231) 591-2888 and asking for Hailey Patterson. Tickets then can be paid for and picked up at the door on the evening of the event but the preference is to purchase your tickets in advance to help ensure accurate attendance count.
Ferris State will open its 32nd season of intercollegiate competition at the NCAA Division I level Sunday, Oct. 4, with an exhibition contest versus Wilfred Laurier (Ontario) in Big Rapids. A 2:05 p.m. (EDT) start is slated for the encounter at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena. The 2009-10 season officially begins the following weekend, Oct. 9-10, as the Bulldogs visit Canisius for a two-game non-league series in Buffalo, N.Y.