ESPN to use footage from Thursday's UND hockey viewing party at The RalphESPN will include footage from Thursday's UND hockey Frozen Four viewing party at Ralph Engelstad Arena in its TV game coverage of the national semifinal between the Sioux and Michigan in St. Paul.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
ESPN will include footage from Thursday's UND hockey Frozen Four viewing party at Ralph Engelstad Arena in its TV game coverage of the national semifinal between the Sioux and Michigan in St. Paul.
The viewing party, like others the arena has held during UND's run through the NCAA tournament, will be free and open to the public with free parking offered to all attendees.
"ESPN’s live coverage of our free community Viewing Party provides an excellent opportunity for the University, the City of Grand Forks, and the State of North Dakota to show the world that no one supports their college hockey program like our fans do," Jody Hodgson, the general manager of Ralph Engelstad Arena, wrote in a prepared statement included in a press release about the event. "We want to pack the Arena and show everyone watching the game around the country on ESPN to know that Sioux fans are the most passionate and loyal fans in all of college hockey."
The doors to Ralph Engelstad Arena will open at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
Guests may enter through the main entrance, southwest student entrance or northwest entrance.
Draft beer and hot dogs will be sold for $3 and all concession stands on the lower level will be open.
Attendees can also receive 15 percent discounts on purchases from the Sioux Shop.
Guests can also register to win 2011 Ice Breaker Tournament ticket packages.