Student Section Re-Named 'The A-Team'
Former 'Slapshots' get new name, new look, more benefits
Sept. 26, 2012
East Lansing, MI - The MSU hockey student section officially has a new name to help usher in the newest era of Spartan hockey. The section will now be referred to as "The A-Team". The name was selected after close consideration of the numerous suggestions submitted to MSU Athletics, MSU head coach Tom Anastos, and the Student Alumni Foundation (SAF) via twitter, Facebook, and email.
Students can purchase a season ticket admission for only $99, which includes entry to all 19 home games (16 on your student ID, with an option to "opt in" for the three games over holiday and spring breaks), and a complimentary "A-Team" t-shirt. However, the value of a student season ticket admission becomes greatly enhanced with the special events available exclusively to this group of season ticketholders.
When students purchase the season admission and join "The A-Team", they first have the opportunity to meet the team at a special "member only" event during the first week of the season, where the team will help distribute the t-shirts. At last year's t-shirt distribution event, the members of the student section got a unique, up-close and personal look at the program when they were invited to skate and have dinner with the team, and had a student section picture taken on ice with Coach Anastos and all of the Spartan players.
"Our student section is a vital part of our program and will be the catalyst in helping us develop an incredible home ice advantage by bringing new energy to Munn Arena," said Anastos. "They did a phenomenal job last season, and we expect to take another big step this year."
Other student-section exclusive events last year included a mid-season dinner and Q&A session with the team, recognition of the section's seniors (along with the seniors from the band) on Senior Night, and a center-ice photo with the Spartan hockey team's seniors at the conclusion of the Senior Night game at Munn Ice Arena.
All Michigan State students have an opportunity to be a part of the "The A-Team" on Monday, Oct. 8, when the Spartan hockey program hosts its first exhibition game of the season against Windsor at 7 p.m.. All MSU students with ID will be admitted for free.
To purchase student season ticket admissions, or any tickets for the upcoming MSU hockey season, visit www.msuspatans.com or call the Spartan Ticket Office at 517.355.1610.