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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team will square off against the Michigan State Spartans for the final time in Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) regular-season action this weekend as the two teams tangle in a league home-and-home series.
Ferris State will travel to Munn Ice Arena on Friday (Jan. 18) night for a 7:35 p.m. (ET) encounter against the Spartans in East Lansing. Friday's game will be televised live by Fox Sports Detroit and simulcast nationwide by Fox College Sports Pacific.
Then, on Saturday (Jan. 19), the Spartans will visit FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena for the final time this season with faceoff set for 7:05 p.m. (ET) in Big Rapids. Saturday night's matchup will be televised on a tape-delay basis by Ferris Television and aired live on a pay-per-view basis at FerrisStateBulldogs.com.
The Bulldogs are currently tied for fourth place in the CCHA standings heading into this weekend's series' with 25 points. FSU is 10-9-3 overall on the year and owns a 8-7-1 mark in CCHA play while MSU is 6-13-3 overall and 5-10-1 in league competition.
Two weeks ago (Jan. 5), the Bulldogs defeated Michigan State in a 3-0 shutout before a sold out crowd of 2,490 fans in Big Rapids on a hat trick from junior wing Garrett Thompson. The contest represented the second of four meetings between the two teams this campaign following MSU's 3-1 win at Munn Ice Arena prior to the holiday break (Dec. 15).
The Jan. 5 triumph was Ferris State's sixth victory in the last eight matchups against the Spartans and the third in a row at the Ewigleben Ice Arena over the last two seasons.
Friday night's matchup on Fox Sports is one of several major Bulldog televised games of the 2012-13 season. Next week, on Jan. 25, CBS Sports will carry Ferris State's road tilt at Notre Dame (CBS). The broadcast slate is also highlighted by a Feb. 16 home game versus Bowling Green State at the Ewigleben Ice Arena, which will be part of Fox Sports Detroit's "Hockey Day In Michigan" coverage at 5:05 p.m. (ET).
Tickets for Saturday night's home contest 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.
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 live internet statistics.