Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice program's annual Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at FSU's Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich.
A record number of golfers and former alumni have taken part in the sellout event each of the past two years. As in the past, the weekend includes an annual softball charity game and Blueline Club reception on Friday night prior to golf and the evening dinner/banquet on Saturday.
The cost for the 28th annual Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing is $95 per individual and will feature a four-person scramble format. The cost includes golf, cart, dinner, lunch, and refreshments on the course. A wide variety of raffle prizes will be distributed to the outing's participants.
The FSU Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing will once again be comprised of three divisions -- men's, women's, and mixed teams.
Entry deadline is Aug. 1 and checks should be made payable to Ferris State University. Entries forms should be mailed to the Ferris State Men's Ice Hockey Office per the attention of Drew Famulak at Ferris State University, Men's Ice Hockey Office, 210 Sports Drive, Big Rapids, MI. 49307-2741.
Area lodging is available and a block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn. Please advise the reservation department of the hotel/motel that you will be attending the Bulldog Hockey Alumni Golf Outing. Click on the 2014 Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing Flyer for more information.
More information on Katke Golf Course can be found at www.katkegolf.com. The Katke Golf Course is located in close proximity to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center and can be reached by calling (231) 591-3765.
For more information and/or questions pertaining to the 2014 Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing, please contact Ferris State Hockey Associate Head Coach Drew Famulak at (231) 591-2887 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Ferris State won the WCHA Regular-Season Championship in their debut season, reached the WCHA Final Five Championship game and came within a single victory of reaching the NCAA Frozen Four for the second time in three years.
Along the way, FSU set a school-record with a nation-leading 16-game unbeaten streak that stretched from late October to early January and the Bulldogs' 29 total wins led the country and ranked as the second-best seasonal mark in school history. The Bulldogs were ranked as high as second in the nation and boasted the nation's Premier Player of the Year and one of the top 10 Hobey Baker Award finalists in goaltender CJ Motte.
Ferris State was the lone team from the state of Michigan to reach the NCAA Tournament and one of only two schools from the WCHA along with Minnesota State. The Bulldogs led the WCHA race for the McNaughton Cup from wire-to-wire and became only the third program ever to win both the former CCHA along with the WCHA.
The Bulldogs will open defense of their WCHA Regular-Season Championship as they begin the 2014-15 campaign in early October. The home opener is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, when FSU hosts the University of Michigan in Big Rapids.
The 28th Annual Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing Events Schedule:
Friday (Aug. 1)
7-9:30 p.m. -- Softball Game at Hemlock Park (Police/Firefighters vs. FSU Hockey Alumni)
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9:45 p.m. to ? -- FSU Blue Line Club Reception at Shooters (Players, Family and Friends)
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Saturday (Aug. 2)
11 a.m. to noon -- Reception for past players/coaches at Ewigleben Ice Arena Lockerroom's Player Lounge
Noon -- Registration at Katke Golf Course's Patio Deck
1 p.m. -- Afternoon Shotgun Start
6:30 p.m. -- Dinner followed by Awards Ceremony and Raffle Prizes
Note: All times are Eastern (ET) and subject to change