Michigan Tech hosts its annual Winter Carnival hockey series this weekend at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. tonight and 5:07 p.m. tomorrow.
The MacInnes Cup is awarded to the team with the most goals on the weekend. The second overtime (the 3-on-3 overtime) will not count towards the total goals unless it breaks a tie on Saturday. The WCHA shootout will also only count if it needs to break a tie on Saturday. Friday's 3-on-3 overtime or shootout goals will not be tallied into the total.
Fans will have a voice in this weekend's MVP voting, along with working media in attendance. Fans can vote for their MVP choice using the poll that will be posted on Michigan Tech Hockey's Twitter account during the third period of Saturday night's game.
There will be special 50/50 drawings both nights. Friday's "Tanner Kero Special" will offer 67 tickets to the drawing for $20. Tanner wears number 67 for the Chicago Blackhawks. He has played 20 NHL games this season with four goals and four assists. Saturday's 50/50 drawing will start with a pot of $1,000 and include both of Saturday's basketball games. The winner will walk home with a minimum of $500.
Fans are encouraged to stay after Saturday's game for the presentation of the MacInnes Cup and the Winter Carnival MVP.