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 to see one of the final two rounds of the men’s college hockey CCHA Championship Tournament at Joe Louis Arena. For $16, you get a ticket package (a $42 total value), which includes the following:
- One ticket for upper-level reserved seating in sections 219–224, rows 12–22 (a $22 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Each ticket is valid for admission into both games of your chosen round.
- One event-day T-shirt (a $20 value)<p>
Choose between the following rounds: * The semifinals on Friday, March 16, which will feature the following two games: - Miami versus Western Michigan at 4:35 p.m. - Bowling Green versus Michigan at 8:05 p.m.<p>
- The finals on Saturday, March 17, which will feature the following two games:
- The third-place game at 3:35 p.m.
- The championship game at 7:35 p.m.<p>
For the 31st consecutive season, the CCHA Championship thunders onto the ice at Joe Louis Arena set to sift a gilded champion from a cluster of conference rivals. A hard-hitting rematch of the 2011 championship game begins the full day of final-four action, as the Miami of Ohio Redhawks soar out of the tunnel to defend their title against the Western Michigan Broncos. Seeking to reclaim their 2010 tournament title after an absence in last year’s finals, the Michigan Wolverines prowl the rink as 2012’s No. 1 seed, spearheaded by Alex Guptill, whose habit of drawing up plays on the backs of unsuspecting referees has netted him 32 points—a tie for the nation’s most among freshmen players. Across the ice, Robert Shea spearheads the Bowling Green Falcons’ bone-rattling defense, whose netminder, Andrew Hammond, reroutes all incoming shots by peppering the goal crease with detour signs.
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. Event-day T-shirts give fans a great way to broadcast attendance, showing off hockey fandom and presenting a plausible alibi for crimes committed by evil twins during the games.