The 2011 Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Tournament has arrived and Ferris State University fans can now purchase their tickets to watch the Bulldogs next weekend, March 11-13, in a best-of-three quarterfinal-round series versus the nationally-ranked Western Michigan Broncos at Kalamazoo, Mich.
A block of seats, approximately 200, in section 20 and 22 at WMU's Lawson Ice Arena have been reserved for Bulldog hockey fans. To purchase your tickets through the FSU Athletics Ticket Office, please call (231) 591-2888. Cash or check only will be accepted. The reserved ticket price is $16 per individual.
Fans also have the option of purchasing tickets through the WMU Ticket Office by calling 1-888-4-WMU-TIX. Tickets are also available for online ordering at www.wmubroncos.com.
The best-of-three CCHA Tourney Quarterfinal series between Ferris State and Western Michigan gets underway next Friday, March 11, at 7:05 p.m. (EST). Game two will be held Saturday, March 12, also at 7:05 p.m. (EST) while the third game, if necessary, is scheduled for Sunday, March 13, at 7:05 p.m. (EST). If the deciding third game is necessary, tickets will go sale at 10:30 p.m. (EST) following the conclusion of game two.
The winner of the quarterfinal-round series will advance to the 2011 CCHA Championships, which are set for March 18-19 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. The CCHA Semifinals will take place Friday, March 18, with the highest-remaining seed playing the lowest remaining seed and the second-highest remaining seed facing the third-highest remaining seed. Starting times are 4:35 p.m. (EST) for the game one semifinal and 8:05 p.m. (EST) for the second semifinal contest. The CCHA Third-Place Game and the CCHA Championship contest are slated for Saturday, March 19. The opening faceoff for the Third-Place Game is at 3:35 p.m. (EST) proceeded by the CCHA Championship tilt at 7:35 p.m. (EST). FS Detroit Plus will air both semifinal-round matchups along with the championship contest.
Ferris State is presently 17-14-5 overall this season and finished fifth in the final CCHA regular-season standings with a 12-12-4-3 league record (43 points) under 19th-year head coach Bob Daniels. The Bulldogs are listed this week (Feb. 28) among other teams receiving votes in the U.S. College Hockey Online.com (USCHO) poll.