The 2010-11 Ferris State University men's ice hockey team conducted its first skill development and conditioning session this Thursday (Sept. 16) at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.
The Bulldogs are allowed two sessions per week leading up to their first official practice on Saturday, Oct. 2, before hosting Ontario Institute of Technology in a 7:05 p.m. (EDT) exhibition contest at the Ewigleben Ice Arena.
Ferris State is allowed a total of eight hours per week per National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules to be spent with skill development along with strength and conditioning.
FSU, under the direction of 19th-year head coach Bob Daniels, will officially begin the 2010-11 season on the road as the Bulldogs square off against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers on Oct. 7-8 in Huntsville, Ala. Opening faceoff for both games of the season-opening series are set for 8:05 p.m. (EDT). Ferris State opens the home portion of its season slate the following weekend, Oct. 15-16, hosting the St. Lawrence Saints in Big Rapids. Both outings will get underway at 7:05 p.m. (EDT).
The Bulldogs' Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) opener is Oct. 22-23 against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Big Rapids. The puck will drop for both home encounters at 7:05 p.m. (EDT).
Ferris State is coming off a highly-successful 2009-10 season in which the Bulldogs registered a 21-13-6 overall record, which included a third-place 13-9-6-4 mark (49 league points) in the CCHA. The 21 victories represented a tie for the fourth most single-season victories in the program's history.
Season tickets for all 2010-11 Bulldog Hockey regular-season home games can be purchased through the FSU Athletics Ticket Office by calling (231) 591-2888. Payment may be made via credit card or checks made payable to: Ferris State University. All credit card sales for season tickets must be made through the FSU Athletics Ticket Office. The FSU Athletics Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT).
Single-game tickets available online at www.startickets.com or by calling StarTickets at (800) 585-3737. Tickets may also be purchased at Meijer stores or available at the FSU Athletics Ticket Office.