"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
So now that we're at the halfway point of the Big Ten's second season as a hockey conference, what is your impression of the whole reallignment (formation of Big Ten and NCHC, dissolution of CCHA, expansion of HE, merging of WCHA)? Personally I think while it is cool that we play Minnesota and Wisconsin, I miss the traditional matchups against smaller schools that makes college hockey so damn great and I hate that it all happened because of money. And additionally, fewer games are actually on TV because more are being siphoned to online platforms, which just hurts the fans from being able to more easily watch Michigan. What do others think now that we're 1.5 years in?
It's almost time to drop the puck at Lawson. Michigan can sweep Western with a win tonight and advance.
Starting Lineups stay the same:
Di Giuseppe, Nieves, Lynch
Racine in net
The CCHA announced its all time teams:
|George McPhee, 1978-82||F||Bowling Green||153||114||153||267|
|Kip Miller, 1986-90||F||Michigan State||176||118||143||261|
|Brendan Morrison, 1993-97||F||Michigan||155||102||182||284|
|Wayne Gagne, 1983-87||D||Western Michigan||162||42||199||241|
|Andy Greene, 2002-06||D||Miami||159||27||87||114|
|Ryan Miller, 1999-02||G||Michigan State||73-18-12||1.54||.941|
|Jim Dowd, 1987-91||F||Lake Superior||181||91||183||274|
|Nelson Emerson, 1986-90||F||Bowling Green||178||112||182||294|
|Bill Joyce, 1976-80||F||Northern Michigan||130||112||143||255|
|John-Michael Liles, 1999-03||D||Michigan State||162||44||94||138|
|Ken Morrow, 1975-79||D||Bowling Green||154||34||92||126|
|Mike Liut, 1973-77||G||Bowling Green||53-27-1||3.35||.888|
Congrats to Brendan Morrison. My question - Where is Turco, 2-time national champion and NCAA all-time wins leader?
The CCHA has announced the All-Rookie team for 2012-2013
|Mario Lucia||Forward||Notre Dame|
|Kenney Morrison||Defense||Western Michigan|
|Matt DeBlouw||Forward||Michigan State|
|Craig Dalrymple||Defense||Ohio State|
|Jake Hildebrand||Goalie||Michigan State|
Congratulations to both Wolverines who made the list.
It's our last series in the CCHA, Michigan takes on Ferris at 7:35. No unusual lineup moves tonight, Sparks and Chiasson out, Szuma and Selman in. Racine in net.
Televised on CBS College tonight