Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
I used to make fun of these contrived rivalry trophies that have no history other than being created in a marketing room.
Sigh......The Iron D is what Michigan will now play for in the annual hockey game against state in Detroit.
Mike Bayoff, Director of Strategic Hockey Alliances for the Red Wings/Olympia Entertainment, told the Free Press that U-M coach Red Berenson and MSU coach Tom Anastos will help play a role in the creation of the rival trophy, which will go to the winner of the annual game played in Detroit.
Bayoff said Michigan and Michigan State play for the Paul Bunyan Trophy in football, and Olympia Entertainment wanted to create something to signify the hockey rivalry when the game is played in Detroit.
The U-M/MSU hockey game at Joe Louis Arena has recently been termed “The Duel in the D.”
“We wanted to have something that was our own when the two hockey teams from each university comes here to the Joe,” Bayoff said. “The trophy that will be unveiled is called the Iron D."
TITUL SEZ IT AWL!
Hockey news. I don't believe any other UM players or commits are going to the tournament, but correct me if I'm wrong.
Below is the entire camp roster. I'm not sure when the team is supposed to be finalized.
I recently received an email from the athletic department congratulating my 5-year old son because he gets to ride the zamboni during the second intermission of one of the upcoming hockey games.
I graduated over a decade ago and just recently moved back to Michigan; so this will be his first Yost experience, and I have not been back since I was a student so I am a bit rusty on the rituals.
In efforts to ensure he fulfills his rightful duties and to give him the best interactive experience with the fans, I need some help with the proper etiquette for zamboni riders. Namely:
- Do kids still do the shoe throwing thing?
- If so, does anyone know if this is openly accepted by the staff or are kids specifically instructed not to do it? (being his first game, I'd like it to be a positive experience and don't want him to get yelled at or suffer negative consequences that may scar his future fandom)
- Is there a specific time to throw the shoe? (right away or as prompted by the student section)
- Should he throw said shoe onto the ice or aim for the student section?
- Any other responsibilities he should be aware of to earn "Best Kid Ever" chants?
Also, as an aside - are "Children of Yost" shirts available anywhere? Would love to get one for my son as a memento, though I imagine youth sizes may be hard to come by for such an item.
Thank you for your help in
brainwashing raising yet another faithful wolverine. Go Blue!
Jack LaFontaine is a big time prospect and is thought of to be one of the first goalies taken in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Jack is 6-3, 190 from Mississauga, Ontario. He plays for the Janesville Jets of the NAHL.
As of June, LaFontaine hadn’t officially signed with the (Kitchener) Rangers, but there is still the belief that he’ll end up with the club who drafted him. It’s also believed that LaFontaine could head the NCAA route with a few offers, but as of now, nothing has been decided just yet. LaFontaine will most likely hear his name chosen as one of the first goaltenders in the 2016 NHL Draft thanks to his raw skill alone, with many projecting him to be a potential second round pick early in the running. It’s always a gongshow when it comes to goaltenders in the draft, but from what it looks like, the brother of 2017 prospect Drake Lafontaine seems like a very solid bet to get selected early, and no matter where he plays, he should prove to be a very solid option in the crease.
Proud to announce my commitment to the University of Michigan! Thank you to friends, family and coaches for the help along the way! #GoBlue— Jack LaFontaine (@jack_lafontaine) December 15, 2015
I thought the penalties on Saturday night were the correct calls. Downing deserved the major and ejection, and Porikos deserved the minor. But I would NOT have gone further in either case.
Downing simply CANNOT hit a player that high in today's game. This not a new rule, nor is it a different interpretation of the rulebook by the officials. I knew what was going on the scoreboard as soon as I saw the hit. He's been in the NCAA long enough to know better.
Porikos, narrowly, avoided the same penalty by not leaving his feet.
HOWEVER....I think that the suspensions were too much, and far too excessive. Porikos was not even assessed a major, nor was he ejected from the game, and Downing was given a game misconduct, not a DQ. The B1G far overstepped in both of these cases.