It's a crucial series between a pair of teams that will continue to be conference rivals after this season, and Mavericks coach Mike Hastings is hoping the fans appreciate that.
"The student body can be a difference-maker," he said, "and I've been witness to what the Verizon Wireless Center can become. We need that place to be full."
As of Wednesday afternoon, about 100 free student tickets remained for each game. There are 1,100 free tickets for MSU students, but once those are gone, students can purchase tickets at a discounted price. For this series, those tickets are $8.
Minnesota State has averaged, 3,606 fans this season, a bump of about 400 per game from last year.
The ninth-ranked Mavericks are coming off a sweep at Minnesota Duluth and are tied for fifth place in the WCHA standings. The top six spots earn home ice for the first round of the league playoffs.
UPDATE: Minnesota State announced late Wednesday afternoon that an additional 200 student tickets will be made available for the games. They will be distributed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday