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Don't miss college hockey's fiercest rivalry!

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- Tickets are on sale now for the next chapter in the storied intrastate college hockey rivalry between the University of Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State University Spartans. The teams will face off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Joe Louis Arena. This game has sold out "The Joe" in each of the past 10 years.

The last two meetings in this historic rivalry resulted in hard
fought ties, including a 3-3 final Oct. 22, 2005 at Yost Arena and a 1-1 final in the clubs' last contest at "The Joe" on Feb. 5, 2005. The Wolverines hold the edge over the Spartans in the all-time series at Joe Louis Arena with 17 wins to the Spartans' 15. Michigan State has defeated Michigan in two of the last three meetings at "The Joe."

The upcoming game at Joe Louis Arena will feature some of the best college hockey players in the nation, including 17 players selected in the NHL Draft. The Wolverines currently are ranked No. 8 in the country and No. 3 in the CCHA, while the Spartans are tied for the No. 7 position in the conference.

The game between the Wolverines and Spartans will serve as the nightcap of the "Hockey Day in Michigan" lineup. "Hockey Day in Michigan" events at Joe Louis Arena also include high school matchups between Brother Rice and Royal Oak at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 and University of Detroit Jesuit and Grosse Pointe North at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, as well as a "Hockey is Fun" clinic and youth hockey games. Visit for more information.

Tickets for the contest between the Wolverines and Spartans 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 also may be purchased online at or charge by phone at (248) 645-6666. Group tickets are available by calling (313) 396-7911.

The Family Four 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, available for $9.50, and "College Hockey at the Joe" season ticket packages may each be purchased by calling (313) 396-7575.

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