Great Lakes Invitational Preview

Dec 19, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; An aerial view of the ice surface under construction in Michigan Stadium in advance of the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game to be held on January 1, 2014. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY SportsOn December 27, college hockey will be in the spotlight as Michigan college hockey teams will challenge for supremacy at Comerica Park.

The Great Lakes Invitational is an annual NCAA hockey tournament that usually features four teams from Michigan. This year’s participants will be Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan, and Michigan Tech. Michigan State and Michigan Tech will face off at 3:30 pm on Dec. 27 followed by Western Michigan and Michigan at 7 pm. The two winners will then go on to play in the championship game at 7 pm the next day (the consolation game will be at 3 pm).

As part of the 2013 Sirius XM Hockeytown Winter Festival, which will also feature an OHL doubleheader, an AHL game between Toronto and Detroit’s minor-league affiliates, and an NHL Alumni doubleheader showdown, the tournament should be quite an exciting one.

In what will likely be one of the most anticipated NCAA hockey games since the 2001 “Cold War” between Michigan and rival Michigan State at Spartan Stadium, the 2013 Great Lakes Championships will crown the king of Michigan hockey.


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