Ferris State hockey returns to Ewigleben this weekend to face Mercyhurst Lakers

BIG RAPIDS — The Ferris State University men’s ice hockey squad returns home to host the Mercyhurst Lakers this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena.

The Bulldogs and the Lakers will square off in Big Rapids with a two-game set which coincides with Parents and Family Weekend on the FSU campus. Puck drop both nights is set for 7:07 p.m. (ET) and tickets are on sale now.

Fans can purchase advance tickets for all Bulldog home hockey games to guarantee a seat and save over the normal gameday rates by visiting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office located inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex. Bulldog fans can also purchase all regular-priced tickets in advance 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at StarTickets.com or by calling 1-800-585-3737.

The FSU Athletic Ticket Office’s normal business hours are Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) with extended hours on Wednesday until 7 p.m. (ET).

A complete pricing structure, ticket office hours and additional information is available online at FerrisStateBulldogs.com and can be found by visiting the “tickets” tab. For additional ticket information, please call (231) 591-2888.

Overall, FSU has posted more than 25 total sellouts at the Ewigleben Ice Arena since the second half of a historic 2011-12 campaign in which the Bulldogs reached the national championship game at the NCAA Frozen Four.

The Bulldogs, who have reached the NCAA Final Eight three times since 2012, are in their 44th campaign this fall and again face perhaps one of the country’s toughest schedules as they seek their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last eight years.

The 2018-19 schedule is again highlighted by matchups against nearly every other in-state Division I opponent from Michigan, including non-conference showdowns against Michigan State and Western Michigan. Both will make the trek to FSU’s Ewigleben Ice Arena as part of home-and-home showdowns.

Along with the premier matchups against the in-state foes, the Bulldogs will also entertain challenging conference rivals such as Minnesota State, Michigan Tech and Bowling Green as part of a 18-game regular-season home schedule.

Since 2012, the Bulldogs have made three NCAA Tournament appearances and advanced to the NCAA Final Eight all three times. FSU has also won two conference regular-season championships along with capturing the WCHA’s Broadmoor Trophy once as the league’s Final Five Champion. Along with a Frozen Four berth and national title game showing in 2012, FSU also has reached the regional final and the final eight of the NCAA Tournament in both 2014 and 2016.

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