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Ford Field Returns to Turf With Dismantle of NCAA Hockey Rink

April 19, 2010

BaAM helped turn the Detroit Lions' football field into the site of the NCAA Men's Hockey finals and back to turf again.  The ice was host to a five-day events schedule, including team practices, a skills competition and the presentation of the Hobey Baker award to the league's top player, won by Boom Boom Geoffrion's grandson, Blake from the University of Wisconsin.  Boom Boom played for the Canadians and Rangers in his career spanning the 50s and 60s.  Boston College won the title on April 10th. ´╗┐

´╗┐Transforming a football field instead of a baseball diamond into a regulation hockey rink had its own unique challenges, including the addition of an extra 700 ft of piping needed to connect ice pans to the custom trailer, outfitted with a pumping system for the 6,000 gallons of glycol needed to keep the ice frozen.  Once again, BaAM was honoured to work with Dan Craig and his fantastic ice crew, and with Ford Field and the NCAA.´╗┐

Pictured: Chris on practice day

Event Production - NCAA Men's Hockey Finals


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