Airline Road, in Muskegon. If victorious, Hope will then play the winner of the first-round game between Wagner College (NY) and the College of the Canyons (CA).

The tournament is being hosted by Muskegon Community College. Lakeshore Sports Centre has two rinks inside and can accommodate approximately 1500 people in each rink. L.C. Walker Arena, 470 W. Western Ave., is home to the UHL Muskegon Fury and seats approximately 5000 people.

Hope is ranked number one in the final rankings of the ACHA's Central Division. The team is coached by alumnus Chris Van Timmeren.