Thursday, February 23, 2006

Playoff Tickets Announced!

MEN'S HOCKEY PLAYOFF TIX ON SALE FRIDAY Engineers to host best-of-three first round series next weekend TROY, N.Y. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) athletic department and the Houston Field House have announced the sale dates for tickets for the men's hockey team's upcoming ECACHL first round playoff series. Although an opponent has yet to be determined, the best-of three series is set for March 3-5 at the Houston Field House. All three games, if necessary, will begin at 7pm. Playoff tickets will go on sale at the Houston Field House box office following the first period of tomorrow night's game against Cornell. Tickets will then be available on Saturday from 10am to 3pm and again after the first period of Saturday night's game against Colgate. Both games begin at 7pm. Rensselaer season ticket holders can purchase their tickets while non-season ticket holders can purchase seats from certain sections of the building this Friday and Saturday. All remaining seats will be made available this Monday, February 27 at noon. Tickets will be sold individually for all three games but tickets will not be sold as a package. Ticket prices are $6.00 for children and students and $12.00 for adults. They can be purchased using cash, check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). The Houston Field House box office will be open from 9am to 6pm next Monday through Thursday and from 9am through the game next Friday. For additional information, please call the box office at (518) 276-6262. The Engineers (13-14-6 overall; 7-7-6 ECACHL) are currently in seventh place in the league standings with 20 points. They can finish anywhere between fifth place and eighth place in the final standings, which will be determined on Saturday. Potential first round opponents include Brown, Yale, Princeton and Quinnipiac. The winner of next weekend's first round series will advance to the best-of-three quarterfinals at an opponent to be determined. The ECACHL quarterfinals will be held March 17-19.

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