Compiled by MiCHO Staff
The Ferris State University Blueline Club, in conjunction with Independent Bank of Big Rapids, will hold a preseason "Faceoff" event highlighting the upcoming 2008-09 season for both the Ferris State men's ice hockey and the Big Rapids High School teams on Friday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Falcon Head Golf Course in Big Rapids.
Cost for the event is $15 for adults for $8 for children 12 and under. A pasta bar dinner and beverage will be served.
The preseason "Faceoff" will feature season previews from Bulldog hockey head coach Bob Daniels and Big Rapids High School hockey coach Tim Blashill. Selected student-athletes on the 2008-09 Ferris State hockey team will also speak. Nick Scheible, a Ferris State hockey and Big Rapids High hockey alumnus, will serve as the master of ceremonies.
Tickets for the inaugural event must be purchased by Monday, Sept. 29, to ensure an accurate head count. Tickets can be purchased at the FSU Ice Arena Ticket Office Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT).
"This (event) provides a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the 2008-09 Ferris State hockey team," said Daniels. "Those who attend will also have a chance to meet our incoming freshmen and hear from a number of our returning players.
"We want to reach out to more hockey fans in the surrounding communities and believe this event is a good way to start off the new season," Daniels added.
The preseason "Faceoff" is being initiated to preview the upcoming 2008-09 season along with meeting the Bulldog hockey student-athletes and interacting with fellow Ferris State hockey fans.
Ferris State will open its 31st season of NCAA Division I intercollegiate play Sunday, Oct. 5, with an exhibition contest against Windsor (Ontario). Opening faceoff is set for 2:05 p.m. at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids. The 2008-09 campaign officially gets underway Oct. 10-11 when the Bulldogs host Canisius in a two-game non-league series at the Ewigleben Ice Arena.
Release and photo courtesy of FSU Athletics