Duel In The D Tickets
Sport: Ice Hockey
Division: Big Ten Conference
Teams Involved: University of Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State University Spartans
Head Coaches: Mel Pearson (U of M), Danton Cole (MSU)
Notable Players:Luke Martin, Cam York, Nick Granowicz, Drew Deridder, Christian Krygier, Tommy Miller
Duel In The D TicketsThe Duel in the D is the name given to the yearly rival game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. As two teams representing the state down to having similar names, these encounters are always some of the fiercest in the sport, especially with the coveted Iron D trophy on the line. With an extensive history between the two schools that culminated in the first Duel in 1991, and you can always expect a high-energy affair when going to see these two teams fight it out. While it’s been roughly three decades since these annual games began, these rival games are still just as intense as in the beginning, more than evident by the 2019 Duel’s close 5-2 win for the Wolverines. Are you looking to experience a historic rival ice hockey tournament? Get your Duel In The D tickets at StubHub.
Where can I purchase tickets to the Duel In The D?To see the Wolverines and Spartans on ice, get your Duel In The D tickets at StubHub. As the world's largest online ticket vendor providing a FanProtect guarantee, you will experience a smooth and secure ticket purchase transaction.
When was the first Duel In The D?While the Wolverines and Spartans have been battling since all the way back in 1922, the first Duel In The D did not take place until 1991. Unlike most iterations of the game, the original 1991 Duel was actually two games played over two days February 15 and 16.
Where is the Duel In The D game held?To keep things fair, the Duel In The D is always held at a neutral location that does not favor either of the teams involved. This is typically the Joe Louis Arena (before it was decommissioned) or Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The teams also trade-off which will be playing as the home and away teams, Michigan being home in even years while MSU gets the designation in odd. To know where the next game will be held, make sure to check with either the schools' play schedules or StubHub to stay up to date.
What's it like to be at a Duel In The D game?The atmosphere at a Duel In The D game is always electrifying. Fans cheer and jeer in equal measure from opposite sides of the ice to support their team's players and discourage the opposition. Like most college sports and especially ice hockey, things tend to get a bit rowdy at times, so be aware of that ahead of time so you can properly anticipate the atmosphere. The venue also has a rich number of options for concessions, several restaurants operating within the arena on all its levels that fans can buy from during games.
When does the Duel In The D take place in 2020?The date for the Duel In The D is subject to change each year. Most often, it's held sometime in late January to early February. The scheduled date for the Duel in the D is Feb. 17, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the Little Caesars Arena.
Who are some of the best players from each team?Both U of M and MSU are exceptionally talented schools with tons of fantastic players both past and present. U of M players like Luke Martin, Cam York, Nick Granowicz and more bring the heat to the ice while MSU's Drew Deridder, Christian Krygier and Tommy Miller refuse to back down.
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