Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Set to Defend Harris Cup Starting with Semifinal Saturday

The leadership group of (pictured, left to right) Taylor McCloy (A), Blake Butzow (A), Daniel Lisi (A) and Mathew Thompson (C) seek to guide the Bulldogs to a deep postseason run. (Photo by Mike Dickie)
The leadership group of (pictured, left to right) Taylor McCloy (A), Blake Butzow (A), Daniel Lisi (A) and Mathew Thompson (C) seek to guide the Bulldogs to a deep postseason run. (Photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--The nationally-ranked Adrian College men's hockey team begins its quest for a third consecutive Harris Cup trophy on Saturday (2 p.m.) when the Bulldogs host Marian University in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Semifinals at the Arrington Ice Arena.

Read more in GAME NOTES.

Marian (15-9-2 overall, 12-7-1 NCHA-South) defeated Lake Forest College, 5-2, in a South Division No. 2/3 seed quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday. 

The Bulldogs are ranked No. 3 in the second NCAA Division III West Region rankings, slotted as high as fourth in the national rankings by D3hockey.com (No. 5 in USCHO.com), and are 18-5-2 overall and 17-3 in the NCHA South with 34 points--first in the overall league standings and rewarded with No. 1 overall seed in the Harris Cup.

Tickets for reserved seats went on sale Sunday online at Etix.com. General admission will go on sale in the Arrington lobby at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the game. The cost for reserved seat is $10 per person, general admission (standing room) is $5 per person, Senior (over 60)/Youth (under 12) $5 per person, and students are free with Adrian College ID cards.

This season, each round in the Harris Cup is single elimination.

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