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"College Hockey in the D" returns to Little Caesars Arena

Four Michigan-based Schools to Compete in GLI Dec. 30-31; Michigan and Michigan State Renew Rivalry in Fifth Annual "Duel in the D" on Feb. 17; Frozen Four to be Hosted at Little Caesars Arena for First Time on April 9 and 11

by Alex DiFilippo /

Get ready College Hockey fans in metro Detroit and the state of Michigan! You will, once again, be able to witness marquee college hockey match-ups at Little Caesars Arena this season. The 2019-20 installment of "College Hockey in the D" features the 55th annual Great Lakes Invitational on Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31, followed by the annual "Duel in the D" between in-state rivals Michigan and Michigan State on Monday, Feb. 17. Additionally, the 2020 NCAA® Men's Frozen Four® will be hosted at Little Caesars Arena for the first time on Thursday, April 9 and Saturday, April 11.

Tickets for the Great Lakes Invitational and "Duel in the D" are now on sale and can be purchased at,, the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office or by calling the Red Wings Ticket Sales and Service office at 313-471-7575.

Great Lakes Invitational - Monday, December 30 & Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The 55th annual GLI will be highlighted by four Michigan-based schools for just the 16th time in tournament history. The two-day event, which has become a holiday tradition for sports fans across southeast Michigan, features Michigan Tech and tournament mainstays Michigan and Michigan State. Special invitee Ferris State will make the trek from Big Rapids, Mich., to participate in the tournament for just the second time.

The GLI starts with a doubleheader on Monday, Dec. 30 between Michigan Tech and Michigan State at 1 p.m., followed by Michigan vs. Ferris State at 4 p.m. On New Year's Eve (Dec. 31), Little Caesars Arena will be home to a tripleheader of hockey with the third-place game of the GLI taking place at 11:30 a.m., followed by the championship game at 2:30 p.m. The Detroit Red Wings will then cap off the day by hosting the San Jose Sharks at 7:30 p.m. in the final home game of the 2019 calendar year.

"Duel In The D" - Monday, February 17, 2020
The most-played rivalry in the history of college hockey between Michigan and the Michigan State continues with the "Duel in the D" at Little Caesars Arena on Monday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. The Wolverines and Spartans will once again compete for the "Iron D" Trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the annual clash in Hockeytown. Michigan has hoisted the "Iron D" Trophy the last three years, while Michigan State won the trophy the first year it was awarded (2016).

Frozen Four - Thursday, April 9 & Saturday, April 11
The 2020 NCAA® Men's Frozen Four® returns to Detroit and will be hosted for the first time at Little Caesars Arena. Held each year since 1948, the 16-team NCAA Tournament opens at four regional sites with the four winners of each regional advancing to the Frozen Four in Detroit. Two semifinal games will take place on Thursday, April 9 with the championship game set for Saturday, April 11.

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