Pairings Announced For Inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational

Tickets now on sale for college hockey tournament at T-Mobile Arena

LAS VEGAS (June 23, 2017) – Boston College will face Michigan Tech, followed by Arizona State versus Northern Michigan, when the first college hockey games are played at T-Mobile Arena in the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The championship and consolation games will be played Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, with game times both days scheduled for 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
“First the NHL, now premier college hockey,” said Brooks Downing, president of bd Global (, the event promoter. “Vegas is obviously a hockey destination, as all four teams were quick to commit to this inaugural event. Even our subsequent years are filling up 3-4 years out for this event. Top teams and future pros will all be on display in Ice Vegas!”
The four NCAA Division I teams in the field represent some of the best in college hockey with a combined nine national championships and 38 Frozen Four appearances. Boston College leads the pack with five national titles and a record 25 berths in the Frozen Four. Michigan Tech is a three-time national champion while Northern Michigan won the title in 1991. Arizona State recently completed the transition of becoming an NCAA Division I program and is one of the nation’s fastest-rising programs after winning an ACHA National Championship in 2014.
Tournament Schedule
Friday, Jan. 5

  • Boston College vs. Michigan Tech – 5 p.m.
  • Arizona State vs. Northern Michigan – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 6
  • Consolation Game – 5 p.m.
  • Championship Game – 8:30 p.m.
All times are Pacific and are subject to change based on potential television broadcasts.
Ticket & Hotel Information
Tickets for the tournament are now on sale and can be purchased at the T-Mobile Arena box office,, or by calling 888-9AXSTIX. Ticket information and hotel room information for fans can also be found at  
For complete tournament information, please visit or follow on Twitter at @IceVegasInv. 

About bd Global:
bd Global, LLC is a representation, event management, and public relations firm operating on an international platform within the sports marketing industry. bdG manages multiple college basketball and college hockey events in the United States each season with events in Southwest Florida, Houston, Las Vegas and Vancouver, as well as two Tour events in The Bahamas. For more information, visit or follow on @bdGlobalSports on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
About T-Mobile Arena:
T-Mobile Arena, the 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events.  This fall T-Mobile Arena will welcome the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team and the city’s first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark, recently named “Best New Major Concert Venue” by Pollstar Magazine, features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at

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