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 a hockey showdown between the University of Michigan and Michigan State at Joe Louis Arena. For $18, you get a game-day package for Saturday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. (a $44 total value, including Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Each game-day package includes:
- One ticket for seating in sections 205–210 or 219–224 (a $24 value, including Ticketmaster fees)
- One event-day T-shirt (a $20 value)<p>
College hockey thunders back onto the ice at Joe Louis Arena, as regional rivals Michigan and Michigan State square off in a battle for Great Lakes State supremacy. Equipped with two of the top scoring offenses in the CCHA Conference, both puck-punishing squads enter the bout determined to earn a first-class plane ticket to the postseason, where Michigan fell just short of championship glory a year ago. At 15–9 (through 28 games), the Wolverines prowl the rink behind forward Alex Guptill, whose habit of drawing up plays on the backs of unsuspecting referees has led to tallying a nationwide-best 26 points amongst freshmen. Across the ice, team captain Torey Krug quarterbacks the Spartans’ bone-rattling defense, and goalie Will Yanakeff reroutes all incoming shots by peppering the ice 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 game.