MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team will host the Michigan State University Spartans in first-round Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) playoff action beginning Friday (March 6) at 7:35 p.m. The series is a best-of-three with the winner advancing in the CCHA playoffs. The second game is set for Saturday (March 7) also at 7:35 p.m. If a third game would be necessary it would be played on Sunday (March 7) also at 7:35 p.m.
NMU enters the CCHA post-season with an overall record of 14-15-5 and 11-12-5-3 in the conference. MSU enters playoff action 10-21-5 and 7-17-4-3 respectively. The Wildcats are the sixth seed of the playoffs while the Spartans are 11th.
The two teams met earlier in the season in East Lansing. The first night (Oct. 24) the two teams skated to a 2-2 draw, but MSU won the shootout, 2-1, to pick up the extra point. MSU then won the second game of the weekend by a score of 2-0. Last year also in East Lansing the Wildcats knocked the Spartans out of the CCHA playoffs. NMU took the second round series with an overtime win in the third and deciding game, 3-2, after dropping the first game of the series (5-1). NMU won the second game by a score of 2-1.
Season ticket seats will be held until Tuesday, March 3 at 5 p.m. After that time the seats will be available to anyone.
Ticket specials for the playoff series are being offered through Tuesday, March 3 at 5 p.m. Adult tickets will be $10, students which include NMU students are $5 while groups with a minimum of 10 people are $5 each.
Ticket prices on Wednesday, March 4 through Sunday, March 8 would be the following: adults $15, students $5 (includes NMU students) and the group rate would be $5 for each person with a minimum of 10 people.
The Berry Events Center Ticket Window will have the following hours:
Sunday, March 1 – Noon – 3 p.m.
Friday, March 6 – Open at 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 – Open at noon
Sunday, March 8 – Open at noon
The Superior Dome Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -6 p.m. For more information contact the NMU Ticket Office at 906-227-1032.
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