at least it's not just us?
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
Tonight in Rockford the Griffins and IceHogs had a HUGE bench brawl. The brawl occured 11:58 into the second period with Grand Rapids up 6-3. The brawl started right after a Landon Ferraro powerplay goal, which came on Rockford's 7th minor penalty to that point.
Edit: Embed Fail, see below.
So while we're stuck waiting for the NHL to come back, the KHL is still playing. This silly goal took place in their recent all-star game on a penalty shot and I thought this shot was brilliant. I kind of feel bad for the goalie, who gets massively embarrased in this clip. Can anyone think of a sillier goal on a penalty shot than this one?
Apologies for the lack of an embed, but video streaming sites are banned here at my office, and I do not know how to embed from a Droid phone (which is how I watched the video). If someone could embed this clip I'd appreciate it! Also, I sent the link to Ace in the hopes that he would turn this into a GIF, maybe if we collectively guilt trip him he will.
EDIT: Thanks to user Trauber19 for linking to this GIF of the shot. I still think its worth it to watch the video though, because it has it from a couple angles.