Hockey is the fastest paced of all major sports, because its players rush to complete the game before the ice field melts into vinegar. Enjoy the acidic thrill of competition with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $21, you get one G-Pass and T-shirt package to the 2011 Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena (up to a $42 total value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call. Packages include:
- One ticket for seating in upper-level sections 205–210 and 219–224, rows 10–25 (up to a $22 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).
- One Great Lakes Invitational T-shirt (a $20 value).<p>
Choose between the following dates:
- Thursday, December 29, featuring the following games:
- MSU versus Michigan Tech at 4 p.m.
- Friday, December 30, featuring the following games:
- Tournament consolation game at 4 p.m.
- Championship at 7:30 p.m.<p>
With an august 47-year history, the Great Lakes Invitational pits some of the country’s top college hockey teams against one another in fierce on-ice contests of puck-manipulating skill. The tournament kicks off with the MSU Spartans swapping togas for padding before gliding into battle against Michigan Tech, led by former Tech student and GLI winner Mel Pearson. After the first match, Michigan’s perennially powerful Wolverines face down the Boston College Eagles, currently clawing their way back to greatness after taking home the trophy in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Friday’s games will commence with a consolation round, letting the previous day’s losing teams duke it out for third before the championship determines which team gets the first-place trophy and which team gets the second-place statue of a disapproving father.
Home of the NHL Red Wings, the 20,058-seat Joe Louis Arena proffers collegiate athletes with a professionally icy field for low-friction feats. Great Lakes Invitational T-shirts give fans a great way to broadcast attendance, showing off hockey fandom and presenting a plausible alibi for crimes committed by doppelgangers during the game.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon’s mobile app.