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Top-ranked Michigan set to battle MSU at 'The Joe'

Wednesday, 02.20.2008 / 11:25 AM ET / News
By Lisa Hickok  - Media Relations Coordinator
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Top-ranked Michigan set to battle MSU at \'The Joe\'
DETROIT -- College hockey’s fiercest rivalry heats up “The Joe” as the Michigan Wolverines battle the Michigan State Spartans at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at Joe Louis Arena.

Michigan, currently the No. 1 ranked team in the country, has dominated the ice this season with a record of (25-3-4). The Wolverines look to continue their winning streak this season at Joe Louis after winning the Great Lakes Invitational tournament this past December. Among the Wolverines’ top players, freshman forward Aaron Palushaj (7-24--31) was named this week’s CCHA Rookie of the Week.

Reigning NCAA Champion and sixth-ranked Michigan State (20-8-5) looks for their first neutral-ice win this Saturday. Returning to “The Joe” is junior forward Justin Abdlekader (13-1--27), draft pick of the Red Wings and a current plus/minus leader with the Spartans.

One of the best entertainment values in town is the Family Four Pack, which includes four general admission tickets to College Hockey at “The Joe”, four slices of Little Caesars pizza and four sodas, is available for only $44 and may be purchased in advance by calling 313-396-7575 or at the Joe Louis Arena box office.

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 retail locations, including Hockeytown Cafe in Detroit and Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. Tickets may also be purchased online at or by calling 313-396-7575. The Joe Louis Arena box office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Student tickets are available for all College Hockey at “The Joe” events for $9.50 per seat by calling 313-396-7575.


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