By Drew Olson Special to Published May 17, 2006 at 2:26 PM

Admirals fans hoping to catch the team's first two games in the American Hockey League Western Conference Finals can travel in style to Grand Rapids.

Lake Express, the high-speed ferry connection between Milwaukee and western Michigan, will take fans to the games, which are to be held Thursday and Saturday.

Fans interested in attending the games can purchase a package deal that includes round-trip transportation on the Lake Express, all ground transportation, tickets to the game and hotel accommodations. The package, which is being offered by Lake Express, Destination Wisconsin and the Admirals, costs $189 per person.

The Lake Express, the only high-speed automobile ferry on the Great Lakes, can carry 44 cars, dozens of motorcycles and up to 248 passengers during a trip that lasts about 2 ½ hours.

Lake Express' Web site is For information about reservations, call (262) 479-1100, then enter #10.

Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.