Peppers at 10, which seems low.
Just heard on WTKA that Gordie Howe has passed away. As big a legend in Detroit as Ali was internationally. Along with Al Kaline, Howe was the biggest hero in Detroit sports to kids of my generation.
Here it is.
Still some annoying pieces to it like having 3 home games in February.
But the OSU series of it being a home-and-home on a Friday and Sunday has been scrapped (thankfully).
The B1G opening series at PSU is a Thursday-Friday series so that means there will be no hockey on the day of the B1G Football Championship.
Common sense prevails is the theme of this schedule.
|10/2||vs Windsor (ex)||TBA|
|10/15||at Ferris State||TBA|
|10/21||vs Michigan Tech||TBA|
|10/22||vs Michigan Tech||TBA|
|11/4||at Arizona State||TBA|
|11/11||vs Boston University||TBA|
|11/12||vs Boston University||TBA|
|11/18||vs US NTDP Under-18 (ex)||TBA|
|11/25||vs Lake Superior State||TBA|
|11/26||vs Lake Superior State||TBA|
|12/1||at Penn State*||TBA|
|12/2||at Penn State*||TBA|
|Great Lakes Invitational (Detroit, MI)|
|12/30||Western Michigan/Michigan State||TBA|
|1/20||vs Michigan State*||TBA|
|1/21||at Michigan State*||TBA|
|2/3||vs Ohio State*||TBA|
|2/4||vs Ohio State*||TBA|
|Duel in the D (Detroit, MI)|
|2/11||vs Michigan State*||TBA|
|2/24||at Ohio State*||TBA|
|2/25||at Ohio State*||TBA|
|3/10||vs Penn State*||TBA|
|3/11||vs Penn State*||TBA|
|B1G Tournament (Detroit, MI)|
*B1G Conference Game
(ex) Exhibition Game
% in Chicago, IL
With Notre Dame joining the conference in 2017-18, the tournament has been expanded to a 7 team tournament.
The 1 seed will get the first round bye while the rest of the seeds play in on-campus, best-of-3 series. It will be 7 at 2, 6 at 3 and 5 at 4.
The semifinals and championship will be single elimination after that. The location of those is yet to be announced, but we can hope the conference champion hosts and there's no neutral site nonsense.
EDINA, Minn. – May 17, 2016 – Bringing the singular intensity and passion of playoff college hockey directly to its member institution fans, the entirety of the men's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) postseason – from the quarterfinals through the championship game – will be hosted by the highest remaining seeds at on-campus venues, beginning immediately with the 2016-17 season.
The WCHA is the first to make this move and the implications reach to both the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. If the WCHA sees a boom in attendance and revenue, does the Big Ten follow suit? I'm too lazy to check, but I'm certain the Final Five outdrew the Big Ten finals. Additionally, if the WCHA sees success with this, does it sway the campus site regionals argument?
This move also officially ends the famed WCHA Final Five after staving off death for a few years
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The University of Michigan ice hockey team announced today (Friday, May 13) its complete 14-game non-conference schedule for the 2016-17 campaign.
The Wolverines will play four non-conference weekend series (eight games) at Yost Ice Arena including a pair of games against Union College to open the season on Oct. 7-8. Michigan will also host in-state rival Michigan Tech for two games on Oct. 21-22.
Hockey East power Boston University will return to Yost Ice Arena on Nov. 11-12 for two games, one year after Michigan split its series against the Terriers in Boston. U-M rounds out the non-conference home slate with a Thanksgiving weekend series against former CCHA rival Lake Superior State on Nov. 25-26.
|Fri., Oct. 7||vs. Union (N.Y.)||Yost Ice Arena||TBA|
|Sat., Oct. 8||vs. Union (N.Y.)||Yost Ice Arena||TBA|
|Sat., Oct. 15||at Ferris State||Big Rapids, Mich.||TBA|
|Fri., Oct. 21||vs. Michigan Tech||Yost Ice Arena||TBA|
|Sat., Oct. 22||vs. Michigan Tech||Yost Ice Arena||TBA|
|Fri., Oct. 28||at Vermont||Burlington, Vt.||TBA|
|Sat., Oct. 29||at Dartmouth||Hanover, N.H.||TBA|
|Fri., Nov. 4||at Arizona State||Glendale, Ariz.||TBA|
|Fri., Nov. 11||vs. Boston University||Yost Ice Arena||TBA|
|Sat., Nov. 12||vs. Boston University||Yost Ice Arena||TBA|
|Fri., Nov. 25||vs. Lake Superior State||Yost Ice Arena||TBA|
|Sat., Nov. 26||vs. Lake Superior State||Yost Ice Arena||TBA|
|52nd Great Lakes Invitational|
|Thu., Dec. 29||vs. Michigan Tech||Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)||TBA|
|Fri., Dec. 30||Michigan State/Western Michigan||Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)||TBA|
I am pleasantly surprised. Great competition and good mix of some former CCHA rivals, great home action, and nice road trips.