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Mass Attack Preparing For Season-Opening Ice Breaker Invitational

UMass will face Michigan State and North Dakota on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11

UMass will face Michigan State and North Dakota on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11

Sept. 22, 2008

Hockey season is just around the corner as the UMass men's hockey team prepares for the 12th Annual Ice Breaker Tournament at Boston University's Agganis Arena on Oct. 10-11. This is one of the premier season-opening tournaments as it features UMass, Boston University, Michigan State and North Dakota.

The Ice Breaker Invitational will be held in Massachusetts for the first time since its debut in 1997. BU will become the third Hockey East school to serve as the tournament's host, joining Maine (2001) and New Hampshire (2004).

This year's Ice Breaker format will feature an "East vs. West" competition, as BU and intrastate rival UMass will each face Michigan State and North Dakota. The Spartans won the 2007 NCAA title, while the Fighting Sioux have advanced to the Frozen Four in each of the last four seasons.

Michigan State and UMass will be the first two Division I teams to kick off their 2008-09 campaign when they face off on Friday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m. before the Terriers take on North Dakota at 7:30 p.m. Day two of the Ice Breaker will feature the Minutemen squaring off against the Fighting Sioux at 4:30 p.m., followed by BU against the Spartans in the finale at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the 2008 Ice Breaker Invitational are on sale now, and can be purchased by visiting the Agganis Arena ticket office at 925 Commonwealth Ave. or by Clicking Here.




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