posted October 15, 2005

Hope/Calvin Hockey Rivalry Renewed

For the second straight year, the Calvin-Hope ice hockey rivalry is headed to
the Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids.

The two rivals will face off at the Van Andel Arena on Saturday, Nov. 5. The
contest will serve as a Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference game and is
slated to start at 3 p.m.

The game will be part of a hockey doubleheader at the Van Andel Arena as the
Calvin-Hope game will precede a 7:30 p.m. American Hockey League contest
between the host Grand Rapids Griffins and the visiting Syracuse Crunch.
Fans will get a chance to see both games for one ticket price. Priced at $13.00, each ticket will allow a fan to see both games.

Tickets to the doubleheader can only be purchased at the Calvin College Box Office.
Tickets can be purchased through the box office in person, by phone
(616-526-6282) or online ( http://www.calvin.edu/boxoffice).

A year ago, Calvin and Hope had a memorable November meeting at the Van Andel
Arena with Calvin pulling out a 4-3 victory on with just 10 seconds remaining. The game was witnessed by more than 3,000 fans.

The Calvin/Hope hockey match up will pit a pair of teams that have achieved
national distinction over the last few years. In 2003, Hope took second at the
American Collegiate Hockey Association Division III National Club Tournament
while Calvin took third. In 2004, Calvin went all the way, capturing the ACHA
Division III Tournament title with Hope taking fifth. Last March, Hope took
fourth at the national tournament while Calvin was ninth.