EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State fans will get a chance to celebrate a national championship with its ice hockey team, beginning with a parade on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and continuing with a rally at Munn Ice Arena at 7:30. The Spartans captured their third national championship with a 3-1 win over Boston College on Saturday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The parade, which will start on Abbott Road and continue along Grand River East to Collingwood. From Colingwood, the parade will stretch into East Circle to Sparty, and end on Chestnut Road in front of Munn Ice Arena.Guests of honor will include Head Coach Rick Comley, the assistant coaches and the team, Michigan State President Lou Anna K. Simon and Athletic Director Ron Mason. Sparty, Zeke the Wonderdog, the MSU Dance Team, cheerleaders and Pep Band will also be included in the rally.
Doors to Munn Ice Arena will open at 6:30 p.m. for the rally. Fans entering the arena will be greeted by a replay of the national championship game on the video boards. The host of the ceremony, MSU hockey play-by-play announcer Scott Moore, will guide Spartan fans through the rest of the evening, which will include a season highlight video before the introduction of the National Champion Spartan hockey team.
President Simon and Mason will be on hand to present the National Championship trophy to Coach Comley and the team before the rally closes with a video of highlights from the Frozen Four.
Admission to the rally is free.