Sunday reading: Ralph renovations; Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest; Air Force commits

Published: January 26, 2014, 6:13 am, by Joe Paisley

ralph picThe home team facilities, including offices, weight room and locker room, will undergo some renovations this summer at Ralph Engelstad Arena, which remains the No. 1 college hockey venue in my opinion.

The NCHC Fan Fest will run from 3-7:30 p.m. CT on March 21-22 on the Target Field Plaza, adjacent to Target Center.  Fans will enter Fan Fest through the Sixth Avenue side of Target Center. The event will give fans a place to gather early before the first game each day and will allow fans to enjoy Fan Fest between games on both days.

The ticket policy at Target Center will include a re-entry policy for those wanting to attend Fan Fest between games each day. On Friday, the semifinals are set for 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. CT while on Saturday the third-place game is slated for 3:30 p.m. with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Fan Fest is free to all fans and will provide a family-friendly atmosphere for everyone, including several children’s activities. The event will include a variety of food, beverages, interactive games for fans of all ages, live music and much more. Event sponsors will have activation stations on Target Field Plaza, as well.

Jonathan Kopacka (Port Huron Fighting Falcons) has committed to Air Force  for 2014-2015 while Matt Pulver (Omaha U16) is slated for 2016-2017.