January 17, 2013University Liggett boys’ hockey team hosts the big Liggett Showcase this weekend with doubleheaders set up for Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19, at McCann Ice Arena.
The stands will be full and a standing-room only crowd will be attending each game. A full concession stand is available with plenty of coffee, hot chocolate, pizza and hot dogs for everyone.
Rink manager Rick Lorant knows this is a huge weekend for hockey fans throughout the Grosse Pointes.
“It’s going to be an exciting weekend of hockey with four great programs competing,” Lorant said. “We can’t wait for the games to start.”
Liggett hosts Warren DeLaSalle in the first game at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and Grosse Pointe North battles Grosse Pointe South in the 7:45 p.m. nightcap.
North edged South 2-1 in a game played earlier in the season at Wallace Ice Arena.
Both North and South enter the game with winning streaks.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, Liggett tangles with Grosse Pointe North at 3:30 p.m. and Grosse Pointe South faces DeLaSalle at 5:45 p.m.
Fans are going to have to arrive early to get a good seat.
The rink will also be lined with fans. It will be loud and every goal will magnify the energy level inside the rink.