Listen live online Saturday at 9:35 p.m. ET on the Slocum Sports Network as the Western Michigan Stallions kick off the 2017-18 hockey season against the Lewis University Flyers. These teams officially open at Lewis in Romeoville, Illinois Friday evening, then come to Kalamazoo and Wings West on Saturday night.
The Stallions finished last season at 17-16-1-1 overall, taking sixth in the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League. WMU ended ranked 24th in the final Division 1 ACHA poll, keeping them just outside of the 20-team playoff field. Lewis finished 14-14-0-2, missing out on the Division 2 Regionals with a 15th final ranking in the Central Region.