I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Just wondering if anyone has recent experience (advice) to share about scoring hockey tickets at BG. I'm leaving from Chicago this afternoon and currently have no tickets. I haven't been to a game at BG in probably 15 years, so I have no idea what to expect.
The safe play would be to buy a pair from Ticketmaster, but that would put me amongst the BG faithful. Is there a Michigan section that one can hook into at this late juncture?
Are there abundant ticket peddlers around the arena before the game?
Do BG games against U-M typically sell out?
The Daily is reprising their hockey live blogs. Their one for Mercyhurst is going strong after one period, here's the link: http://www.michigandaily.com/content/live-blog-no-4-michigan-hockey-team-takes-mercyhurst
Michigan opens the season at home against Mercyhurst tonight, 7:35 PM on Comcast 900. Go Bork and Go Blue!
-Michigan Daily LiveBlog: http://www.michigandaily.com/content/live-blog-no-4-michigan-hockey-team-takes-mercyhurst
This user has also done an excellent video recapping the magic that was the 2007-2008 season.
In line with last year's proceedings, the content of this video is a little gloomy to start, but it picks up.
Enjoy, Go Blue.
Official announcement from MGoBlue.com reproduced in its entirety below the cut.
Sept. 30, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan ice hockey team kicks off its 2010-11 season against Mercyhurst on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7:35 p.m. With the start of the season, Yost Ice Arena will have a variety of new procedures in place for game days. Guests no longer will be allowed to leave the arena and return on the same ticket. Also, smoking will be banned in all areas inside and within the immediate vicinity of the arena.
The following is an outline of the procedures for the upcoming 2010-11 hockey season at Yost Ice Arena:
NEW FOR 2010-11: Guests are not permitted to leave Yost Ice Arena and return on the same ticket. Re-admittance to Yost Ice Arena will be allowed only in the case of an emergency. Those needing to exit Yost Ice Arena for this purpose must see the Gate Supervisor through which they exit/re-enter prior to exiting.
NEW FOR 2010-11: For the health and enjoyment of all guests, smoking is prohibited in ALL areas of Yost Ice Arena. In addition, guests wanting to leave and smoke may not re-enter the facility. The enforcement of this regulation depends on the cooperation, consideration, and good faith of smokers and nonsmokers alike. It is the responsibility of all fans to observe the no-smoking regulation.
Guests are reminded that outside food and beverages are not allowed into Yost Ice Arena. Bags, purses or backpacks measuring larger than 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches long by 8.5 inches high will not be admissible. All items carried into Yost Ice Arena are subject to inspection. Exceptions for medical reasons will be addressed individually at the doors. [ Prohibited Items ]
Free parking is available at Elbel Field (corner of Hill and Division) and Crisler Arena (blue lot), closest to the Glick Field House and Ocker Field Hockey Field. The lots and pathways to Yost Ice Arena are well lit before, during and after hockey games. Limited parking is available at Yost Ice Arena (gray lot) for $5 per vehicle or with a valid hockey permit. Handicapped parking is available at Yost for $5 and a state handicapped permit or valid hockey permit.
I'd like to consider myself a fairly passionate and knowledgable Michigan hockey fan, but this question stumps even me.
Right on down the line:
Gacek, Grant, Shiller, Berenson, Wilkie, Wakabayashi, Debol, Wiseman, Turco, Morrison, Cammalleri, Porter, etc.
All at lease somewhat eligible for the honor. Just seems strange to me.