Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
Selected #17 overall. Kyle Connor is the 4th first round draft pick in the last four years for Michigan.
- The 4th Wolverine* to be drafted by the Jets since 2011.
- The second Wolverine in the last 4 years drafted by the Jets in the first round.
- Four Americans have been drafted thus far in the NHL Draft, two are from Michigan.
Kyle Connor is easily the best athlete to ever come from Utica-Shelby Township. Went to Eisenhower HS briefly before heading down to Youngstown and dominating the USHL.
Terrible non-conf home schedule is terrible.
TV and times will be announced near the start of the season in September as it usually is.
*B1G Conference Game
(ex) Exhibition Game
|10/4||Sun.||vs Toronto (ex)|
|10/30||Fri.||vs Robert Morris|
|10/31||Sat.||vs Robert Morris|
|11/20||Fri.||at Boston University|
|11/21||Sat.||at Boston University|
|Great Lakes Invitational (Detroit, MI)|
|1/8||Fri.||at Michigan State*|
|1/9||Sat.||vs Michigan State*|
|1/15||Fri.||at Ohio State*|
|1/17||Sun.||vs Ohio State*|
|1/21||Thur.||vs US NTDP Under-18 (ex)|
|1/28||Thur.||at Penn State*|
|B1G Day (New York, NY)|
|Duel in the D (Detroit, MI)|
|2/6||Sat.||at Michigan State*|
|2/19||Fri.||vs Ferris State|
|3/4||Fri.||vs Ohio State*|
|3/6||Sun.||at Ohio State*|
|3/11||Fri.||vs Penn State*|
|3/12||Sat.||vs Penn State|
|B1G Tournament (Saint Paul, MN)|
|3/26.||Sat.||Regional Final OR First Round|
|4/7||Thur.||Frozen Four (Tampa)|
|4/9||Sat.||National Championship (Tampa)|
For those who are interested, new hockey season tickets are now available on mgoblue.com. Obviously not the greatest home schedule this year, but this might be a good chance to grab a spot for what will likely be Red's swan song season. If you're on the fence, it might also be a good chance to get in before the inevitable resurgence of Michigan hockey in the near future. The prices for new tickets are as follows:
- Endzone (Sections 10, 13, 23, 24, 28, 29): $340 per ticket
- Endzone middle (Sections 11, 12, 25, 26, 27): $395 per ticket
I'll see you guys at Yost!
Hockey fans, we started our MGoBlog pool in the NHL Bracket challenge a few months back at the start of the playoffs. I had said I'd give the updated standings periodically, but I didn't because I suck (but really I moved to Africa).
Since then we've seen some interesting stories in the playoffs, which have unfortunately included the elimination of our beloved Wings. Now we're watching the Bowmans' Blackhawks against Stevie Y's Lightnighg battle for the Cup.
Here's the standings of our top 10 (plus my pathetic effort), better late than never:
The local Pittsburgh newspaper had a brief article stating that Robert Morris (RMU) will be heading to Yost for 2 games on Oct 30 and 31. I think this is a solid team in the non-con. RMU was in the top 25-30 most of the year last year.
I hope Michigan returns the favor next year, as I live about 10 minutes from the RMU hockey rink.