Compiled by MiCHO staff
The Wayne State Warriors will welcome the top-ranked Mercyhurst Lakers to the City Sports Center in Detroit for the start of a two-game set this evening.
Tonight’s game will also be Skate for the Cure Night, continuing the CHA’s initiative to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research and treatment.
It is the fifth annual Skate for the Cure event at the City Sports Center. While it is a positive campaign from a philanthropic standpoint, past Skate for the Cure games have not been kind to the Warriors on the scoreboard - Wayne State is 1-3 when hosting this event.
The Warriors fell to then-No. 6 Mercyhurst, 4-2, in the first Skate for the Cure game on Feb. 10, 2006. Wayne State dropped a 6-1 result to Minnesota State on Nov. 10, 2006, and a 5-3 decision to then fourth-ranked St. Lawrence on Nov. 2, 2007.
Last season the team snapped its losing streak, however, with a 4-3 victory over 10th-ranked Northeastern on Nov. 14.
On Saturday, the Warriors will be sponsoring a canned food drive to help feed those in need through the upcoming holiday season.
Tonight’s conference home opener will face off at 7:00 p.m. Saturday’s game will feature a 2:00 p.m. start for the series finale.