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Michigan Tech, Michigan cohost Great Lakes Invitational college hockey tournament next week in Detroit

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan will cohost the 55th annual Great Lakes Invitational college hockey tournament to be held next Monday and on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Tech opens the event with a 1 p.m. Monday semifinal against Michigan State, with the Wolverines to face Ferris State at 4 p.m. This is Ferris’ second time in the tourney and is only the 16th time the field is made up of four Michigan schools.

Next year, Northern Michigan University is the invited fourth team, joining MTU, Michigan and MSU.

Monday’s losers play in the third-place game at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with the winners to play for the championship at 2:30 p.m. That title game will be televised by Fox Sports Detroit with all games to be streamed online at FloHockey.tv.

Following those games, the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings play their annual New Year’s Eve game against the San Jose Sharks at 7:30 p.m.

Games are broadcast on Houghton-area radio station WKMJ, 93.5 FM, The Mix with games also available online at Pasty.com or using the TuneIn Radio App on smartphones.

While the third-place game will not have a tiebreaker, the other three games will be decided by a five-minute 5-on-5 overtime, and if necessary, a shootout.

Tickets are available at 313Presents.com, Ticketmaster.com, the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office or by calling Red Wings Ticket Sales and Service at 313-471-7575. Section 106 of the arena has been set aside for MTU fans, Section 112 for Ferris State, Section 125 for Michigan State and Section 119 for Michigan.

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