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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Know Your Rinks: Munn Ice Arena

By Matt Mackinder/Michigan State Beat Writer

Arena: Munn Ice Arena

Year built: 1974

Capacity: 6,470

Anchor tenant: Michigan State Spartans – CCHA

Famous games played here: Nov. 6, 1974 – first-ever sellout as MSU beats North Dakota, 6-2; Dec. 15, 1985 – Mike Donnelly scores five goals in 6-5 OT win over Ohio State; Feb. 12, 1993 – 6-5 win over Kent State makes Ron Mason winningest NCAA coach of all-time; Feb. 28, 1998 – goaltender Chad Alban scores a goal in 6-3 win over Ferris State; Feb. 10, 2001 – Ryan Miller’s 17th career shutout (3-0 versus Alaska-Fairbanks) gives him all-time NCAA record; March 1, 2001 – 7,121 watch as MSU beats Michigan, 3-1; March 9, 2002 – Ron Mason’s last home game – a 4-2 win over Bowling Green; Nov. 12, 2005 - Jeff Lerg's Munn debut, makes 32 saves in 3-2 OT loss to Nebraska-Omaha.

Unique items: Was home to the NCAA’s longest regular season sell-out streak of 323 games from Dec. 19, 1985-Oct. 15, 2004

Where to eat and drink before and after games: Claddagh Irish Pub, Crunchy’s, Old Chicago, Pizza House, Reno’s East Sports Bar & Grill, Tripper’s Sports Bar

The best seats are ... : Anywhere in the building, not a bad seat to be had

Area attractions: Breslin Center, Lansing Lugnuts baseball, Potter Park Zoo, NCG Movie Theater

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