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Slate of Activities Set for Hockey’s Opening Weekend

Slate of Activities Set for Hockey’s Opening Weekend

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Michigan Tech will usher in its' 2012-13 hockey season this weekend with an exhibition game, an intrasquad game and a Meet the Coaches event.

The Meet the Coaches Event is Thursday (Oct. 4) from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Begg Conference Room of the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Michigan Tech head hockey coach Mel Person and his assistants will talk about last year's success, the direction of current recruiting activities and specifics about this year's incoming freshmen. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Michigan Tech Blue Line Club, Michigan Tech Athletics, and the Keweenaw Chapter of Alumni and Friends.

The highlight of the weekend is Tech's first intercollegiate competition on Saturday (Oct. 6). Brock University, from St. Catharines, Ont., comes to the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena for a 7:07 p.m. opening faceoff. Tickets for the Huskies' first action of the season are on sale at, by phone at 906-487-2073 or in person at the SDC Ticket Office. Season tickets for Michigan Tech hockey are still on sale as well.

On Sunday (Oct. 7), the Michigan Tech hockey team will travel to Calumet to play the 2nd annual Black & Gold intrasquad game at the Calumet Colosseum, presented by Aspirus Keweenaw. The event will begin at 2 p.m. with a pregame tailgate party. The game will be played at 3 p.m., followed by a chance for area youth to skate with the Huskies and get posters signed on the ice. Fans will also have a chance to meet the coaches and captains on the upper level of the Colosseum after the game. Admission to the intrasquad game and surrounding events will be a freewill donation, which will benefit local youth hockey organizations. This year's Black and Gold game will be a greatly improved event thanks to Aspirus Keweenaw's presenting sponsorship, with special thanks going to Pat's Foods, The Library Restaurant and Erickson Crowley Funeral Home, all of whom are providing a boost to local youth hockey organizations through the event.