"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."
U-M killed an early penalty, but FML, Dartmouth gets a lucky bounce right after. 1-0 them.
No goalie (Lavigne?).
Michigan signs 5 from the US NTDP in
Ann Arbor Plymouth (sigh). BU and BC both signed 4, but they got the goalies.
|Will Lockwood||F||5-11/172||US NTDP Under-18 (USHL)|
|Griffin Luce||D||6-3/214||US NTDP Under-18 (USHL)|
|Luke Martin||D||6-2/201||US NTDP Under-18 (USHL)|
|Christian Meike||D||6-0/172||Sioux City (USHL)|
|Steve Merl||F||6-3/200||Bloomington (USHL)|
|Nick Pastujov||F||6-0/199||US NTDP Under-18 (USHL)|
|James Sanchez||F||6-1/184||US NTDP Under-18 (USHL)|
We'll get a close-up look when Michigan plays 5 of the 7 incoming freshmen in the annual struggle with the Under-18 team. That game will be on January 21.
Based on their stats, it appears the Boston schools picked up the top talent on the NTDP. Guys like Clayton Keller and Kieffer Bellows both have over 25 points.
Neat little factoid. This is the last class that will sign with Red Berenson's Wolverines. Will Lockwood's father, Joe, signed with his first class at Michigan.
Will Lockwood is 4th on USA in goals with 7.
MIssed in the chaos of PSU is that the puck has dropped already
Michigan up 2-0 in the first again. Let's see if they can hold the lead this time...
No TV tonight. Just radio
Michigan 1 - Boston 0
The decade long battle over the Fighting Sioux name has officially been put to a close.
North Dakota finally announced their new nickname today. They are now the Fighting Hawks.
They'll always be the Fighting Sioux to me.
Michigan Hockey picked up another commitment for the loaded class of 2016 yesterday.
Steve Merl, center, 6-3/201 from Bloomfield. He plays for the Bloomington Thunder of the USHL and is teammates with goalie commit Hayden Lavigne.
Looks like the 2016 class is full.
|Kenny Johnson||D||6-3/214||Shattuck St. Mary's Prep|
|Hayden Lavigne||G||6-3/203||Bloomington Thunder|
|Will Lockwood||F||5-10/172||US NTDP Under-18|
|Griffin Luce||D||6-3/214||US NTDP Under-18|
|Luke Martin||D||6-2/201||US NTDP Under-18|
|Christian Meike||D||6-0/165||Sioux City Musketeers|
|Steve Merl||F||6-3/201||Bloomington Thunder|
|Connor Murphy||F||5-10/174||Green Bay Gamblers|
|Michael Pastujov||F||6-0/192||US NTDP Under-17|
|Nick Pastujov||F||6-0/196||US NTDP Under-18|
|James Sanchez||F||6-2/190||US NTDP Under-18|