OXFORD, Ohio - Fans looking to get a close-up view of the 2012-13 Miami hockey team will have their chance Wednesday, Oct. 10 as the Blue Line Club and Red & White Club are co-sponsoring the third annual Hockey Face-Off Event. The program offers fans the chance to interact with players and coaches, learn about the team and get fired up for another season of RedHawk hockey.

The event will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Shriver Center on Miami's campus for the second straight year. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a social half hour while the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public with tickets costing $20 for adults and $15 for youth (under 18). Dinner is included in the price of admission and attire for the evening is business casual. Information for Miami students looking to attend will be announced at a later date.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to purchase tickets online here. RSVPs can also be made by contacting Roseann McGuire at 513-529-9810 or by emailing her at mcguirr@muohio.edu. The deadline for tickets/RSVPs is Friday, Oct. 5.

Fans will get to enjoy dinner with the players, as RedHawks will be seated at various tables throughout the room. In addition, there will be multiple guest speakers, including comments and a question and answer session with head coach Enrico Blasi. The entire 2012-13 team will be introduced as well, giving fans a first peak at Miami's 13 newcomers. A special highlight video will also be shown during the night.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to get autographs from the players and walk away with great prizes as a raffle will be held at the end of the evening, when fans can win Miami apparel, signed memorabilia and tickets to Miami hockey games.

More information on the event will be released as the date gets closer. The RedHawks open their season with an exhibition game against Western Ontario Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. before opening the season Oct. 12-13 by hosting Colgate at Steve Cady Arena.