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Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament bracket announced

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Big Ten Conference announced the bracket for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament set for Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21 at Joe Louis Arena. Minnesota, which won the regular season Big Ten Championship, and Michigan State have earned first-round byes by finishing the regular season as the top two teams in the conference.

The tournament will open at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, as fourth-seeded Penn State takes on fifth-seeded Ohio State in the first of two quarterfinal matchups. Third-seeded Michigan will then take on sixth-seeded Wisconsin in the second game on Thursday, with puck drop set for 8:00 p.m.

Friday’s semifinals will feature top-seeded Minnesota battling the winner of Thursday’s Penn State-Ohio State game at 4:30 p.m. The second semifinal will pit Michigan State against the winner of Thursday’s Michigan-Wisconsin game at 8:00 p.m.

The Big Ten Tournament championship game will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The winner will receive the conference’s automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Championship.

All five games will be broadcast live by BTN. Click here for the complete tournament bracket with game times.

FAMILY 4-PACKS AVAILABLE FOR BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

Starting at $49, fans can purchase Family 4-Packs for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. The offer features four single-session tickets, four slices of pizza or hot dogs and four soft drinks for any date of the Big Ten Tournament. Family 4-Packs can be purchased at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at www.OlympiaEntertainment.com.

THREE-DAY STRIPS AND SINGLE-SESSION TICKETS AVAILABLE

College hockey fans can also take in all the action of the Big Ten Tournament by purchasing three-day strips. Starting at $45, the three-day strips allow access to all five games of the Big Ten Tournament at The Joe. In addition, single-session tickets, which allow access to all Big Ten Tournament games on the corresponding day, are available starting at $20.

Prices for single-session tickets and three-day strips are as follows:

TICKET PRICING INDIVIDUAL DAY THREE-DAY STRIP
Lower Level Reserved* $75 $200
Lower Level Club** $60 $155
Lower Level Reserved $45 $120
Upper Level General Admission $20 $45

*Includes hospitality in the Alumni Room during all 2015 Big Ten Tournament Games

**Includes access to the International Bancard Olympia Club during all 2015 Big Ten Tournament Games

Three-day strips and single-session tickets for the Big Ten Tournament can be purchased at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at www.OlympiaEntertainment.com.

GROUP AND STUDENT RATES

Group rates for 10 or more tickets are available by calling the Red Wings ticket sales office at 313-471-7575. Additionally, special student rates are available for $15 per ticket by providing a valid student ID at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office on any date of the Big Ten Tournament.

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