January 9, 2012

Bulldog Hockey "International Night" This Friday

Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally-ranked Ferris State University men's ice hockey squad resumes Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) action this weekend against the Alaska Nanooks at the Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids. Action begins both Friday and Saturday (Jan. 13-14) evenings at 7:05 p.m. (ET).  

Friday night's contest is being billed as "International Night" and sponsored by FSU Athletics along with the Office of International Eduaction.  A total of 400 rally towels will be given away along with 60 tshirts to lucky fans.

Additionally, an international candy toss will take place and an international magician will perform during media timeouts.  The first period intermission will feature the Hmong Dancers and a special European soccer goal celebration will occur after all Bulldog goals in the game.

Currently, there are more than 280 international students enrolled at Ferris State University and the contest will help recognize their valuable impact on the community.

The Bulldogs are currently ranked 13th nationally and own a 13-8-1 overall record and are 7-6-1 in league play.  FSU is coming off a sweep over ninth-ranked Colgate in non-league play this past week.  Meanwhile, the Nanooks own a 7-10-3 mark entering the series and are 4-9-3 in the CCHA.

Tickets for all 2011-12 Bulldog home regular-season hockey games 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.

Both of this weekend's games will be broadcasted 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.  An online stream is available at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com along with a live audio/video pay-per-view webcast.  The pregame show gets underway 35 minutes prior to faceoff.

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