"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
USA Hockey is completing the process of moving into USA Hockey Arena, formerly Compuware Arena, in Plymouth. I came across this interesting interview with Scott Monaghan, USA Hockey senior director of operations, where he discusses the process.
Not surprisingly, the USNTDP felt it had outgrown the AA Ice Cube, and with their newfound seating capacity (~4,000) in Plymouth they're looking to schedule a major college with the U18 team:
With enough seating for nearly 4,000 fans, he is looking to annually schedule a handful of games against NCAA hockey programs, including Division I teams such as Michigan or Michigan State.
In our context (college hockey fans) this seems fairly unlikely, but I hope Michigan can find a way to help raise the profile of both the USNTDP and USA Hockey's new flagship space, even if it falls short of playing an actual road game in Plymouth. They're planning on winning bids for 3-4 international events each year starting in 2016.
Season tickets are on sale as well.
Nieves and Selman as alternates
Great win for the softball team tonight. Enjoyed watching it.
I'm curious: will you be watching:
- Softball game.
- Stanley cup.
I'll actually be watching neither to start, because of my son's little league game. However, as a Blackhawks fan, the Stanley Cup trumps women's softball for me.
I'm kind of curious how much the Stanley Cup has interest for non-Blackhawks non-Tampa Bay folks, both hockey and non-hockey fans. I know there are many, many Red Wings fans here on the board, who will either watch to see someone beat the Blackhawks, or not watch at all. Obviously, the Stanley Cup has limited interest for many on the board, but I'd love to hear who is actually watching it outside of Chicago fans.
Just a little bit of Michigan Hockey 2015-16 schedule news:
It appears that B1G Day, the hockey/basketball doubleheader set to take place between Michigan and Penn State on January 30 and Madison Square Garden, will have Penn State losing a home game in BOTH Hockey and Basketball.
It was already known back when the B1G released the 2015-16 Basketball matchups that PSU would be losing their home game and would be the "home" team at Madison Square Garden (a Maize and Blue building).
Penn State's home schedule leaked (which has since been removed) and it shows that they will only play Michigan once at Pegula Arena (on Thursday, January 28).
Also, Ferris State released their schedule and they will come to Yost in a random, February, single non-conference game.
If you want more news on Michigan Hockey's schedule, check out the annual google doc of all NCAA DI teams schedules that gets updated by USCHO as soon as news comes out.
Michigan's 2015-16 Hockey schedule is basically set (save the annual pair of exhibition games with one being against US NTDP Under-18 team) in terms of their matchups. The ADept just has to release the actual schedule with the dates.
Here are the games that have confirmed dates. These dates are confirmed by the schedules of each opponent already being out.
- 10/23 at Union
10/24 at RPI (7pm)
- 11/27 vs Dartmouth (7pm)
11/28 vs Darmouth (Time TBA due to The Game)
- 12/29 Northern Michigan (GLI)
12/30 Tech/State (GLI)
- 1/28 at Penn State
1/30 Penn State (B1G Day at Madison Square Garden)
- 2/19 vs Ferris State
Games with dates still TBA
- Two home games vs Robert Morris
- Two home games vs Mercyhurst
- Two home games vs Niagara
- Two road games at Boston University
- One home game, two road games and a game in Detroit with MSU
- Two home, and two road games with Minnesota
- Two home, and two road games with OSU
- Two home, and two road games with Wisconsin
- Two home games vs Penn State
That non-conference is really bad.