Lake Superior State hosts a pair of critical conference games this coming weekend against Alabama-Huntsville this coming weekend. The Lakers and Chargers are currently tied for eighth place in the league(though the Chargers hold a pair of games in hand on LSSU) while last place Alaska-Anchorage trails by just two points(again, with two games in hand on the Lakers). Alaska-Fairbanks is ineligible for the league playoffs, so those three teams are fighting for the final two playoff spots in the league. With time winding down in the regular season, the results of this weekend could be a big factor in deciding the which teams misses the playoffs.
In addition to the important hockey games, the Lakers have a few other things to help draw fans into the building.
The headliner is that the Lakers will begin selling beer inside Taffy Abel arena for the first time:
A designated wristband area will be set up on the second level of the arena near the upstairs concession stand. The first beverage is $3.50 and every drink after will be $3 with the same cup. Budweiser, Bud Light, Busch, Busch Light, and Labatt Blue will be among the beverages available.
Not a bad deal.
In more noble pursuits, the schools will be attempting a 'whiteout' by handing out 1200 white t-shirts on Friday, and 400 on Saturday, and giving away a limited number of white megaphones and white ribbons while also encouraging fans to wear white as part of the White Ribbon Campaign, an initiative
Here's an explanation on what the White Ribbon Campaign means:
The White Ribbon Campaign started in the Toronto area in the early 1990's when a group of men decided that they wanted to support the women in their lives that had experienced some sort of violence. They banded together and with one voice and mission they formed the White Ribbon Campaign.
Although the ribbon started as a symbol of men's opposition to violence against women, in many schools and communities both males and females wear the ribbon. For men, it is a personal pledge and for women it's a show of support that men and boys have a role and responsibility in ending violence against women.