DETROIT -

The 2013 Great Lakes Invitational begins Friday afternoon (Dec. 27) with a doubleheader at Comerica Park's outdoor rink.

It's a new flavor for the classic college hockey tournament, hosted by Michigan State, Michigan and Michigan Tech. Western Michigan got the invite this year.

Full GLI schedule:

Dec. 27 -- 3:30 p.m. -- Michigan State vs. Michigan Tech
Dec. 27 -- 7 p.m. -- Western Michigan vs. Michigan
Dec. 28 -- 3:30 p.m. -- Consolation Game (played between losers of first two games)
Dec. 28 -- 7 p.m. -- Championship Game

Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.com.