AESTHETIC IMPROVEMENTS MADE IN THE EWIGLEBEN ICE ARENA
University Strives To Make Continuous Enhancements To Current Facility
In an on-going effort to maintain the quality and high-level performance of the Ferris State University men's ice hockey program at the NCAA Division I level, a few enhancements were made inside the confines of the Robert L. Ewigleben (pronounced A-VAH-glave-in) Ice Arena during the summer of 2007.
One of the improvements made was the placement of wall display featuring the seven All-Americans in Ferris State hockey history. The display, which is located on the arena's northeast wall, showcases an action photo of American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-Americans John Gruden (1993-94), Andy Roach (1995-96 and 1996-97), Rob Collins (2001-02), Chris Kunitz (2002-03), and Mike Brown (2002-03) along with Academic All-Americans Craig Lisko (1993-94) and Jim Dube (1998-99, 1999-00 and 2000-01). The wall displays were designed and produced by Northern Digital Classics of L'Anse, Mich.
A change in the type font lettering of Ferris State Bulldogs around the Bulldog head logo at center ice was also made prior to the start of the upcoming 2007-08 season. The new-style lettering reflects more of a traditional college appearance and should be more visible than the previous style letters.
The Ewigleben Ice Arena, which is presently in its 33rd year of operation and serves as the home for Bulldog hockey, is named in honor of former Ferris State University President Dr. Robert L. Ewigleben. While at FSU, Dr. Ewigleben helped establish the sport of ice hockey and coordinated its progression to the NCAA Division I level during his tenure from 1971-84.
With an official seating capacity of 2,493, the multi-purpose Ewigleben Ice Arena also serves as host for numerous university and community events.