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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Know Your Rinks: Ewigleben Arena


By Tom Morelli/Ferris State Beat Writer

Arena: Robert L. Ewigleben Ice Arena

Year Built: 1974

Capacity: 2,493

Anchor Tenant: Ferris State Bulldogs – CCHA

Famous Games: Feb. 6, 1978 – Steve Banonis scores four goals in one period as FSU beats Illinois-Chicago, 16-2; Feb. 7, 1981 – Tom Rudrud scores in overtime to defeat Northern Michigan 6-5 and give head coach Rick Duffett his 100th career win; Jan. 4, 1985 – Peter Lowden scores four goals and three assists in a 9-7 victory over U-M; March 2, 1991 – Daniel Chatput scores in overtime against Bowling Green to send FSU to the Joe Louis Arena and CCHA Championship for the first time in school history; Dec. 8, 2000 – FSU skates to their only scoreless tie in school history against the Spartans; Nov. 21, 2009 – FSU overcomes a 5-2 deficit in the third to beat the Buckeyes 6-5 in overtime on a goal by Casey Haines; March 13, 2010 – A 3-2 overtime win over Nebraska-Omaha sends the Bulldogs to the CCHA Championships at Joe Louis Arena for the fourth time in school history.

Unique Items: A display honoring Ferris State All-Americans is featured at the northeast entrance.

Where to eat: Blue Cow Café, Pepper’s Café, Schuburg’s Bar & Grill, Star Shooter’s Bar & Restaurant, Szot’s Bar & Grill, Vivo’s Pizzeria

Best Seats: For the best college hockey experience, sit in the student section or at ice-level behind the opposing goaltender. Center-ice seats aren't a bad call either.

Area Attractions: Jim Wink Basketball Arena, Katke Golf Course, Manistee National Forest, Top Taggart Football Field

Photo courtesy of Ferris State Athletics

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