LAKER HOCKEY SET TO CLOSE OUT SEASON

Lake Superior State vs. Ferris State

 Feb. 24-25, 2017 (Taffy Abel Arena)

 Friday- 7:37 p.m.  | Saturday- 7:07 p.m.

Feb 24, 2017

Lake Superior State hockey returns home for the final time in the 2016-17 Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular season this weekend to host in-state rivals Ferris State. Entering the weekend, the teams are separated by five points in the WCHA standings with the Bulldogs (12-17-4, 11-12-3 WCHA) currently tied with Bowling Green in fourth place and the Lakers (11-15-6, 8-12-6 WCHA) holding sole possession of seventh place.

The puck drops on the two-game series Friday evening at 7:37 p.m. ET inside Taffy Abel Arena. Saturday, following a special pregame Senior Night ceremony, the Lakers and Bulldogs renew the rivalry series at 7:07 p.m. Broadcasts of both games will be available live on 99.5 YES FM. A live video stream of the games is also available via http://WCHA.tv.

Friday evening, Laker Hockey hosts the annual Youth Hockey Jersey Night with special discounted prices for area youth donning their team's hockey jersey. Children's tickets for kids 14-and-under wearing a jersey can be purchased for a rate of just $4.

Prior to Saturday evening's 7:07 p.m. contest, LSSU Athletics invites fans to arrive at the arena early and join the team as they honor captain Gus Correale, junior goaltender Gordon Defiel playing in his final season of eligibility, and senior student equipment manager Wes DeJong with a special tribute prior to the game. Each will take their "final lap" around the Taffy Abel Arena ice with a chance to salute family, friends, and fans as the Lakers honor their efforts and dedication to the program. The ceremony will occur at approximately 6:45 p.m., following the pregame warmups.

The annual Senior Night potluck, sponsored by the Soo Blue Liners, will also be held prior to Saturday's game from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Members of the booster club are invited bring a dish to pass and to visit with fellow members and family members of the team in the newly renovated Blue Liners room inside of Taffy Abel Arena.

Please check the Soo Blue Liners Facebook page for additional details. With the Senior Night Potluck scheduled for Saturday; the weekly coaches' video chat with the Blue Liners will be moved to Friday night at 7 p.m.