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Last CCHA Championship weekend set

by Christy Hammond / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The matchups for the 42nd and final CCHA Championship weekend were finalized on Sunday as part of this year’s ‘College Hockey in the D’ presented by Arby’s. No. 2 Notre Dame will face off against No. 3 Ohio State in the first semifinal game at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Joe Louis Arena, while No. 4 Michigan will play No. 1 Miami in the second semifinal game at 4:35 p.m. The winners of the two semifinal games will advance to the final CCHA Championship game on Sunday, March 24, at 2:05 p.m.

Tickets to the 2013 CCHA Championship are priced between $10 and $35 apiece and can be purchased at the JLA box office (313-396-7575), all Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) outlets and online at

Special Little Caesars Family Four-Packs – which include four tickets, four pizza slices and four soft drinks – are also available for purchase for this event beginning at only $44 per package. General admission upper bowl student seats, meanwhile, can be obtained for as low as $7 per ticket at the JLA Box Office only (a valid student ID must be presented at the time of purchase).

Each team will practice for 45 minutes at Joe Louis Arena on Friday:
Miami: 11–11:45 a.m.
Ohio State: 12–12:45 p.m.
Michigan: 1–1:45 p.m.
Notre Dame: 2–2:45 p.m.

College hockey fans in attendance will have an opportunity to ‘Celebrate the Legacy’ by purchasing some of the more than 1,000 pieces of CCHA history with a special memorabilia sale taking place on the concourse behind sections 112, 124 and 126. The sale begins when doors open one hour prior to the first semifinal game and will close approximately one-half hour after the conclusion of each day’s games. Items available for purchase include:

• Player posters of University of Michigan’s former captain Luke Glendening and Michigan State University’s former captain Torey Krug

• Large player banners that previously hung outside JLA

• ‘College Hockey in the D’ and CCHA Championship jerseys

• CCHA varsity jackets

• Limited edition watches from previous CCHA Championships

• 2011-12 All Conference First and Second Team awards

About Arby’s Restaurant Group
Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. with more than 3,600 restaurants systemwide. In addition to its classic Roast Beef and Beef ‘n Cheddar sandwiches, slow-roasted and thinly sliced in store daily, Arby’s is also known for its deli-style Market Fresh® line of sandwiches, wraps and salads, Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes. The latest news includes the 2011 introduction of Arby’s first premium Angus beef menu line called Ultimate Angus. To learn more about Arby’s, please visit

About Olympia Entertainment
Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company owned by entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country’s most diverse sport and entertainment companies and the largest organization of its kind in the mid-west. The company owns and operates Detroit’s Fox Theatre, the intimate City Theatre and also books and operates Joe Louis Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and collaborates with the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise and other Ilitch companies.

Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesar Pizza Kits Fundraising Program, Olympia Development and Uptown Entertainment. Additionally, Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers, Inc., and Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.

To learn more about Olympia Entertainment, visit Also follow Olympia on Twitter @OEontheGo and at

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