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The season starts off with the 41st Annual Great Lakes Invitational held December 29 and 30. Host school Michigan Technological University joins Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and invitational school Colorado College in the prestigious holiday tournament.
The Spartans will attempt to recapture tournament glory with a repeat of last year's championship performance, when they defeated the Wolverines 2-1 in an exciting overtime victory. Michigan State has recorded 10 GLI titles, including five in the past eight seasons.
For the first time, fans attending this season's Great Lakes Invitational and CCHA Championship games will have the opportunity to win an automobile. One fan will be selected to win on each day of the two tournaments. Other giveaways will include scholarships and hockey equipment gift certificates.
Tickets also will be available for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association intrastate rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. The Spartans return to the Joe to take on the Lakers of Lake Superior State University at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.
Fans also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 25th Annual CCHA Championship held March 17 and 18. This year, the Wolverines seek to return to the Joe to defend their 2005 title. Michigan has taken home the CCHA Championship title seven times, including victories in three of the past five years. In 2006, the tournament will celebrate a quarter-century of exciting college hockey at Joe Louis Arena.
Tickets for all "College Hockey at the Joe" events are priced at $30, $24, $22, $15 and $10 and are available at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Hockeytown Café in Detroit and Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.collegehockeyatthejoe.com or charge by phone at (248) 645-6666.
Group rates are available by calling (313) 396-7911. The Joe Louis Arena Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Family Pack, which includes four general admission tickets, four Little Caesars pizza slices and four Cokes, is available for only $43 and may only be purchased in advance by calling (313) 396-7575.
Student tickets are available for $9.50 and may be purchased by calling (313) 396-7575.