EDIT: Thanks to our amazing donors, including a generous Mr. Aaron Ward, our goal has been reached! Thanks to everyone who contributed, we will keep you posted on the status of the flags!
If you've been to Yost Ice Arena for a Michigan hockey game in the past two years, you're probably familiar with the student sections' giant Swedish and Texan flags. Next season, we plan on adding two more giant flags to our arsenal, and we would greatly appreciate your support in our fundraising efforts.
Because we are not, and never will be, a University-sponsored student group, we cannot seek funds through the Student Activities Fund. We are very grateful to the Eckert family, who handmade the Swedish flag and donated the Texas flag, but now we seek support from the entire Michigan family for these next two flags.
Below (in the first comment) is a link to our Paypal account. Our fundraising goal is $600, which will cover both flags (one of which will be a custom design) and shipping. We had issues setting up on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so we're just going to keep it simple with a Paypal account. We'll keep you posted on our progress via @ChildrenOfYost on the Twitters.
Thank you, and Go Blue!
Jon Merrill was again named to the World Juniors roster for Team USA, which is great, because he hadn't exactly been playing for Michigan. Hopefully he will soon finish doing what he has to in order to be reinstated to the team, but in the meantime this is a great way for him to get some highly competitive ice time. Also on the roster is Michigan recruit Jacob Trouba, a member of the NTDP Under 18 team, and the youngest player on the roster. Both goaltenders (Jack Campbell and John Gibson) are former M recruits. The best news is that Michigan doesn't lose any current players for the GLI, while Michigan's first GLI opponent, BC, loses forward Bill Arnold, who has 11 goals and 9 assists so far this year, more points than any Michigan player.
Max Domi has officially joined the London Knights as the link at the end reports. This ends his flirtation with the University of Michigan. Hasn't been a great summer for us recruiting wise. Hope things turn around. Best of luck to Max Domi, not the same for the OHL.
After some speculation earlier this summer with a supposed announcement being called off at the last minute, there are reports that a press conference at 2 PM today at Progressive Field will announce a Michigan/OSU outdoor game played at Progressive Field on Jan. 15, 2012. Maybe the Tigers will be on hand to watch the presser?
Link to the USCHO article here http://www.uscho.com/2011/08/11/ohio-state-michigan-outdoor-game-to-be-o...
Open thread for tonight's hockey game.
I understand the game is on Comcast local.
Has any one been able to find a free stream?
I found a pay stream from the Ferris State website -
I've checked atdhe.net, and justintv and haven't found anything as of yet.
Audio is at - http://www.mgoblue.com/allaccess/?media=196979
Any help with a free feed would be much appreciated.
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