Friday, September 16, 2005
Wolverines ready for Blue-White game
The University of Michigan will kick off its 2005-06 campaign on Saturday, Oct. 1, when the Dekers Blue Line Club hosts the annual Blue-White intrasquad game. Faceoff is at 7 p.m.
Immediately following the game Skate with the Wolverines will take place, offering fans an opportunity to meet and get autographs from the players.
Tickets for the Blue-White intrasquad game are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. Michigan students can get tickets for $5 with a valid M-Card. Advance tickets will be on sale online at MGoBlue.com until Friday, Sept. 30, at noon. Tickets will also be available when the doors open at 6 p.m. All tickets are good for general admission, and proceeds from the event will benefit the Michigan Hockey Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Following the game, fans will get a chance to meet and get autographs from the Wolverines on the ice during the Skate with the Wolverines. Skates will be required to go onto the ice, and the Yost Ice Arena Skate Shop will offer skate rentals for $1.
The Maize and Blue hosts the University of Toronto in its lone preseason game on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. The regular season gets underway a week later when Quinnipiac comes to Ann Arbor for a pair of games on Oct. 7-8. Friday's home opener vs. Quinnipiac starts at 8 p.m., while game two against the Bobcats is at 7:35 p.m.
Single-game tickets for the regular season will go on sale on Wednesday, Sept. 21. They can be purchased online at MGoBlue.com beginning at 7 a.m. Walk-up and phone orders (734-764-0247 or toll-free (866) 296-MTIX) will be taken when the ticket office opens at 8:30 a.m.