The US is playing Switzerland in the IIHF Semifinals right now. Currently the US is losing 1-0 after a second-period Swiss goal. John Gibson is in net for the US, and the US will have 90 seconds of a power-play once the 3rd period starts. Sweden blanked Finland 3-0 in the first semifinal today. The game is not on TV, but can be seen online at:
Per @umichfootball on the twitterz. I'm sure everyone remembers all of the 250 threads about the cover vote during the contest.
Also, Carl Hagelin is in the running for NHL 14 cover! Be sure to vote for him. Rangers fans + Michigan fans = unstoppable.
Even though Michigan's not in it, there have been some results that may be of some interest to some folks here:
Yale beat North Dakota to go to their first Frozen Four in over 60 years - Yale got in as an at-large after Michigan lost to Notre Dame in the CCHA finals.
New Hampshire beat Denver yesterday, and Mass-Lowell beat Wisconsin. This means that the programs with the most national titles after Michigan (9), Denver (7), North Dakota (7), and WIsconsin (6) are out.
Notre Dame (1 seed) got housed by St. Cloud State, 5-1. That's St. Cloud's 2nd tournament win ever (2-9).
The Dynasty is the last CCHA team left - they lead Minnesota State (nee Mankato State) 2-0 in the 3rd.
No B1G teams remain - MN, WI out, MI, MSU, OSU never in, PSU never mind.
A good year for the east schools in the NCAA Plinko - 3 teams from the east will be in the Frozen Four (Yale, New Hampshire or Mass-Lowell, winner of East Regional).
Compared to MMB's ongoing run and the men's swimming team on the verge of a 12th national title, this is small potatoes, but just more good stuff (as much as good can come from a tournament Michigan isn't in).
On this day, seventeen years ago, Mike Legg scored what has become known to kids playing hockey all around the world as The Michigan. Enjoy!
(EDIT: h/t to MVictors. Apologies for not having this the first time around, mea culpa)
This news is a couple days old but I had not seen it posted on the site yet. NMUs leading point getter, Senior Matt Thurber (6 goals, 26 assists), is out with a broken leg and will not play this weekend. I feel bad for him as his collegiate career is now over. This article plays it off like they should not be too impacted, but when a team loses such a key set up guy and veteran that is rarely a benefit. Hopefully Michigan can get off to a good start to the final CCHA playoff with a sweep on their way to making a run to extend the NCAA streak!
Before reading John U. Bacon's article in the latest Michigan Today, I was unaware of the wonderful legacy of Eddie Kahn. With a lull in men's basketball, the current hockey team struggling through a tough season, and not a whole lot else going on, this article is worth your attention if you have a penchant for U-M history.
Some of the high points include:
- Scored U-M's first hockey goal in January 1923
- Son of architecture giant Albert Kahn
- WWII veteran with a record of distinguished service
- Neurosurgery pioneer, heading up the University Hospital Neurosurgery Section from 1949-1971
- Knew some famous folks from the 20th century
Eddie Kahn, Michigan Hockey Captain