December 7, 2006
'Cats to Host Spartans
The Northern Michigan University Hockey Wildcats (7-8-2, 4-5-1 CCHA) will be hosting the Michigan State Spartans (7-7-1, 5-5-1 CCHA) in a two-game series at the Berry Events Center on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9. Michigan State leads the ‘Cats in an overall record of all-time meetings 28-18-2, but in Marquette the ‘Cats lead as they are 8-7-1 all-time. Under the direction of current Wildcat head coach Walt Kyle, the ‘Cats are 7-5 against former NMU head Coach Rick Comley and his MSU Spartans. Last season the Spartans took both games from the 'Cats at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, Mich.
Tickets are still available for both nights of action between the ‘Cats and Spartans at the Berry Events Center. Tickets can be purchased at all NMU EZ Ticket Outlets including their online store, http://www.nmu.edu/tickets/. The BEC ticket office opens at 12 p.m. noon on Friday and Saturday. Avoid ticket lines and get your tickets early.
There will be a Blue Line Club Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 8, at 12 p.m. noon at the NMU University Center. The luncheon is open to the public and those who attend will hear from MSU head coach Rick Comley, NMU head coach Walt Kyle, and current NMU players.
Other events for the weekend include chuck-a-puck on Friday night and the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday night. Chuck-a-puck is a contest in which people throw their purchased chuck-a-pucks onto the ice during the second intermission to see who can land their puck closest to the center face-off circle. The puck landing closest wins $50 and all proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Saturday night’s Teddy Bear Toss is an annual event conducted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, SAAC. Fans are asked to bring a teddy bear to the game to be donated to charity. Between the first and second periods fans throw their Teddy Bears out onto the ice to be collected and donated to charity.
S.W.A. - Compliance Coordinator