The puck has just dropped at Joe Louis Arena for game two of the Great Lakes Invitational of #3 Boston College vs. #20 Michigan.
In earlier action Michigan State beat Michigan Tech 3-1. So the winner of BC vs. Michigan plays Michigan State in the final tomorrow evening.
Game is on Fox Sports Detroit.
Michigan just scored to take the early lead 1-0 at 2:38 into the first period
Versus (soon to be rebranded the NBC Sports Network) is going to air 16 college hockey regular season games this year. One of these 16 games will be Michigan at Notre Dame on January 20th, the only CCHA conference game that will be featured. Full schedule and press release in the link from DU athletics.
Montreal has traded Mathieu Carle to Anaheim for Mark Mitera:
Pierre Gauthier really loves his wolverines. How many M players is that now in the Montreal system? 6?
[Ed-M: Couldn't help it - I added some alliteration to the tile.]
So just a little while ago we found out that good old Yost Ice Arena was getting a new scoreboard and being completely renevated. What was slipped in there that it seems nobody actually noticed was Yost was getting new windows and those windows are not going to be boarded up.
They’re redoing the seating areas, adding loge seating, a hospitality suite, a new press box, a completely new concourse with upgraded concession stands that will be able to serve more than hotdogs and nachos and, my favorite part, they’re uncovering the windows!!!
When Yost was originally built they used natural lighting and had huge windows (shown below), but when it was converted to an ice arena in the 70′s the direct sunlight made for bad ice, so they boarded them up. Now that technology has improved, they’re going to install treated windows to allow the light in without totally destroying the ice.
In the wake of Mason Raymond's injury, Tambellini will be bumped to the active roster and will play tonight in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals for Vancouver:
Tambellini, who will play in Game 7 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, RDS) in place of the injured Mason Raymond, grew up around the Canucks of the 1990s. His father, current Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini, worked for the organization as the Director of Public and Media Relations, serving in that capacity for the Canucks' run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in 1994.
"I was at my house with my mom, my dad was in New York, and it was heartbreaking," Tambellini said, recalling his memories of watching the Rangers beat Vancouver in Game 7 of the '94 Final. "It was hard to watch. I remember pulling my hair out. Hopefully we turn that around tonight."
Steve Tambellini can't wait to see his son try.
"I'm so excited for him just to have the opportunity to play for a Stanley Cup in a Game 7. It's an amazing day," Steve Tambellini told NHL.com. "He doesn't need any advice from me. I'm just going to make sure I've got a good seat and enjoy the game."