Great Lakes Invitational
Now in its 55th year, this season’s installment of the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI) is highlighted by four Michigan-based schools for only the 16th time in tournament history. The two-day, single-elimination tournament, which has become a holiday tradition for sports fans in southeast Michigan, features event host Michigan Tech and tournament mainstays Michigan and Michigan State. Special invitee Ferris State is set to participate in the tournament for only the second time.
The four-team tournament starts with a doubleheader match up on Monday, Dec. 30 between Michigan Tech (WCHA) and Michigan State (Big Ten) at 1:00 p.m., followed by Michigan (Big Ten) against Ferris State (WCHA) at 4:00 p.m. Little Caesars Arena will host a triple-header of hockey action on Tuesday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve), as the third-place game of the GLI will take place at 11:30 a.m., the winners of Monday’s contests will meet in the GLI championship at 2:30 p.m. and the Red Wings will square off against the San Jose Sharks in the team’s annual New Year’s Eve game at 7:30 p.m.