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Jan. 20, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey games vs. Michigan in Value City Arena (17,500) in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend are sold out. The games, which will be held at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, pit the 10th-ranked Buckeyes, in second place in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, against the No. 3-ranked and first-place Wolverines.

Fans should plan to arrive early to allow time to park, take a shuttle if necessary, enter the arena and get seated. Doors will open one hour prior to faceoff. Fans are encouraged to use the Ackerman Road exit off State Route 315 to reach the arena parking lots. Free parking is available around the arena, with the majority north of Borror Drive. Free shuttles will run from the Buckeyes Lots, located at the intersection of Ackerman Road and Fred Taylor Drive.

At the game Friday, the Ohio State band will perform Script Ohio on the ice. Saturday, free rally towels will be handed out to the first 10,000 fans courtesy of Nationwide Insurance.

Following the series with Michigan, Ohio State has five regular-season home games remaining, including a two-game set with Western Michigan Jan. 28-29, a series with Bowling Green Feb. 11-12 and the regular-season finale against Miami March 5. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS or online at hangonsloopy.com.