For the first time since 2011, the Great Lakes Invitational will feature a team from outside the state as tournament mainstays Michigan, Michigan State and host Michigan Tech welcome Bowling Green to the tournament field for the first time since 1984.
The GLI, which was won by Western Michigan during the Farewell Season at The Joe, will move to the new Little Caesars Arena this season, creating a brand-new energy for the college hockey tournament that has been a holiday tradition in the city of Detroit since 1965.
Ticket and matchup information will be released as the tournament nears.
Duel in the D
The most-played rivalry in the history of college hockey will once again take center stage in 2018 with the annual Duel in the D between Michigan and Michigan State.
After the Wolverines earned a 5-4 shootout victory to retake the coveted Iron D Trophy last season at Joe Louis Arena, the Spartans will look for revenge as the matchup shifts to Little Caesars Arena.
Ticket information will be released as the matchup nears.