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It would be a total disservice to my home market if I didn't mention the event that will take place this Friday (October 21st). For those who live in or around the greater Pittsburgh area, there is a big college hockey matchup that will invade the home of the Penguins (The Consol Energy Center). The University of Pittsburgh will face-off against Duquesne University in what is now called the annual city game. Both teams are in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and have had this rivalry for some time now.

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The hockey game is scheduled for a 7:30PM start and tickets will be $5 at the gate. You can buy your tickets ahead of time by going to the A.J. Palumbo Center Box Office or the Consol Energy Center Box Office.

For Duquesne's full schedule, click here.

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For Pittsburgh's hockey website, click here.

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Unfortunately, I will not be able to make the game. However, it doesn't mean that you have to skip out on the action. I'm sure that it will be a great time for all of those who are fans of these Universities. If you've never been to a college hockey game, I would suggest that you go at least once to get a feel for it.

For anyone wondering out there, I do not plan to cover college hockey on this blog. The time it would require would be out of this world. I will cover a few big events and news pieces, but will not mention the day-to-day activities. If anyone was up to the task of covering college hockey, their heads would have to be on a swivel. Besides the major separation of Division I and III, there are plenty of smaller hockey associations that are often divided my geographic location. It is a shame that college hockey doesn't make the noise it should be making in local, state, and national media. Except for the Frozen Four, availability to watch college hockey is low.

If you want to dive into the web of college hockey, I've provided a few starting links below.

ACHA Website
USCHO.com
NCAA D1
Inside College Hockey

If you believe there is a story that I should be covering, or at least something that I should mention - please send it along! Since I'm just one person, I could always use extra eyes and ears in different parts of North America.