Oakland University opens their club season this weekend with a game at home Friday night against Michigan and at Michigan-Dearborn on Saturday night. Friday's game is at the Onyx in Rochester.
Oakland played U-M twice last year, splitting the season series 1-1. OU did not play Dearborn last season, but did play them in the 2003-2004 campaign splitting a home and home series to open the season.
Michigan is a Great Midwest Hockey League member and the game will mark the first time that OU has opened the season with a GMHL league opponent. U of M-Dearborn is an ACHA Division I school and marks the first of five ACHA D-I games that OU will play.
"It especially important for us to get off to a good start this season, with our first game being a league game, and our first four possibly being our toughest stretch of games" commented OU head coach Sean Hogan. "We have four solid lines and I'm excited to get out there and see what we are capable of."