Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team will host the RPI Engineers in their 2011-12 home-opening series this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, at the Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids. Opening faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. (ET) both nights.
Friday night's contest will be free to all currently enrolled Ferris State students who show a valid student identification card. The FSU Alumni Association will also host a pregame tailgate prior to Friday's hockey game from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the concourse of the Ewigleben Ice Arena.
All fans are encouraged to wear "WHITE" on Friday night.
A special hockey reunion will be part of the Saturday night game activities as former players from 1990-2000 are welcomed back and introducted between the first and second periods as part of recognition for the second decade of Bulldog Hockey.
Ferris State is currently 2-0 overall this season after sweeping St. Lawrence (N.Y.) in non-league play last weekend . FSU posted a 4-2 victory in Friday's contest (Oct. 7) and a 5-1 win in Saturday's (Oct. 8) series' finale at Canton, N.Y.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute currently sports a 1-1 overall record this season and plays in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Last weekend, the Engineers had a series split with Minnesota State–Mankato as RPI dropped Friday's contest 1-0 before emerging victorious on Saturday by a score of 4-1. Last season, the RPI Engineers made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 16 years. They are coached by former Bulldog hockey player Seth Appert.
Friday's game will be carried live on the Bulldog Sports Network and Sunny 97.3 FM with Dominic Hennig calling the play-by-play action and Dan Kowalski offering color commentary. Saturday's game may or may not be slated for radio broadcast due to the Detroit Tigers playoff run. Both contests will be available online at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com. A live audio and video pay-per-view webcast and internet statistics will also be offered for both games and a complete list of available links can be found below.
Tickets for all 2011-12 Bulldog home regular-season hockey games are now on sale and can be purchased by contacting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at 231-591-2888. The FSU Athletics Ticket Office's normal hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) weekdays. The ticket office will also offer extended hours until 7 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday's throughout the season and be open on hockey home game Saturday's at 12 p.m. (ET).
Single-game tickets may also be purchased by contacting Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737 or online at Star Tickets website: www.startickets.com. Tickets are also available at all Meijer store locations in West Michigan and at the Student Services Office in the FSU Rankin Student Center.
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Radio Broadcast: Bulldog Sports Network & Sunny 97.3 FM (Pregame coverage @ 6:35 p.m.)
Radio Announcers: Dominic Hennig (Play-by-Play), Dan Kowalski (Color)
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