Michigan Tech To Play In 2017 Ice Breaker Tournament
Michigan Tech will take part in college hockey's signature opening weekend event in 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – The Michigan Tech hockey team is set to take part in college hockey's signature opening weekend event in 2017 at a location close to Houghton.

The Huskies will travel to Duluth, Minn., Oct. 6-7, 2017 to play in the annual Ice Breaker Tournament, which will be hosted by Minnesota Duluth and AMSOIL Arena. Tech will be joined by UMD, Minnesota and Union at the event.

"It's a tremendous honor to be a part of the Ice Breaker," said Tech head coach Mel Pearson. "We're thrilled that Minnesota Duluth asked us to play in the tournament and look forward to competing against some of college hockey's top programs. Having it in Duluth is an exciting chance for our fans to come see us play on the road and we know Michigan Tech will have a great group of supporters in the building that weekend."

The Black and Gold will open against ECAC's Union College, which won the national title in 2014, at 4 p.m. on Oct. 6. UMD and Minnesota will play in a 7:30 p.m. nightcap and there will be third-place and championship contests the next day.

This will mark the first time Michigan Tech has participated in the event, which started in 1997 and is held annually at a variety of on- and off-campus venues around the U.S.

Tournament details with ticket prices will be released at a later date and posted on the official site of UMD athletics.