Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team continues Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) action at home this weekend (Jan. 11-12) against the Ohio State Buckeyes inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena. The puck is set to drop on both Friday and Saturday nights at 7:05 p.m. (ET) and tickets are currently on sale and going quickly.
Both the Bulldogs and the Buckeyes are currently tied for fourth place in the CCHA standings heading into this weekend's showdown. FSU is 9-8-3 overall on the year and owns a 7-6-1 mark in CCHA play while Ohio State is 7-8-5 overall and 6-3-3 (1) in league competition.
This past Saturday (Jan. 5), the Bulldogs defeated the Michigan State Spartans in a 3-0 shutout before a sold out crowd of 2,490 fans. This weekend figures to draw near capacity crowds again with a majority of Ferris State students returning at the end of the semester break.
Tickets for both nights can be purchased directly thru the FSU Athletics Ticket Office inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex. Fans can save money over the normal gameday rates by purchasing in advance. The box office is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. (ET) to 5 p.m. (ET) with extended hours on Wednesday until 7 p.m. (ET). For more information, please call (231) 591-2888.
In addition, tickets can also be bought in advance 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737 or online at StarTickets.com. For more ticket information and a complete pricing structure, please visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com and click on the "tickets" tab.
This weekend will mark the final two meetings in regular-season action between the Bulldogs and the Buckeyes before FSU departs for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and OSU moves to the Big Ten for hockey next campaign.
Last season, the Bulldogs posted a 1-0-1 mark against the Buckeyes with a 4-3 win in Columbus followed by a 3-3 overtime tie (Jan. 20-21). The Bulldogs won the second-night shootout to take five of a possible six points against Ohio State last season. Overall, FSU has posted a 3-1-2 mark against Ohio State over the last two seasons.
Both games can be heard live on Sunny 97.3 FM and the Bulldog Sports Network with Dominic Hennig and Dan Kowalski calling the action. The audio broadcast is also accessible online at FerrisStateBulldogs.com along with a live pay-per-view video webcast and live internet statistics.