...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
For those mgobloggers in the NY tristate region, I wanted to provide a heads up that the U of M Club of NYC is hosting a meet n' greet event with Shawn Hunwick and Zack Novak, tomorrow Friday May 11th from 7-10pm.
When: Tomorrow, Friday, May 11, 7-10pm
Where: Professor Thom’s, 219 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10003 (2nd Ave between 13th and 14th). Guests must be 21 and older.
Cost: $5 for AAUM members, $10 for non-members, free for current students who register in advance. This includes one free beer (Miller Lite) for the first 120 people to check in between 7-9pm. Sign up here. Advance registration closes tonight, Thursday May 10th at midnight. (The direct link to signup ishttp://cts.umclubs.com/t/40983980/153892361/101441/181/ ) If we are not completely sold out, day-of walk-ups will be allowed - All May 11th day-of walk-ups pay $10.
Questions: Club leaders will be checking this thread, so post a comment if need more info etc.
Please note that all proceeds from this event go to pay for event expenses and to our charity, The James M. Gartenberg New York Alumni Club Memorial Scholarship Fund; an annual scholarship offered by the Club to assist local students’ matriculation to the University of Michigan through the provision of tuition assistance.
Didn't see this on the boards yet. The USCHO put out a list of the All-Americans for the season, and guess who didn't make the list on either 1st or 2nd team? You probably already know the answer, but Shawn Hunwick. He's the only Hobey Baker Finalist not to be named an All-American. The Full List:
EAST FIRST TEAM G Troy Grosenick, so., Union D Danny Biega, jr., Harvard D Brian Dumoulin, jr., Boston College F Spencer Abbott, sr, Maine F Alex Killorn, sr., Harvard F Austin Smith, sr., Colgate
WEST FIRST TEAM G Taylor Nelson, sr., Ferris State D Torey Krug, jr., Michigan State D Justin Schultz, jr., Wisconsin F Jack Connolly, sr., Minnesota-Duluth F Jaden Schwartz, so., Colorado College F Reilly Smith, jr., Miami
The Second Teamers:
EAST SECOND TEAM G Joe Cannata, sr., Merrimack D Mat Bodie, so., Union D Tim Kirby, sr., Air Force F Barry Almeida, sr., Boston College F Brian O’Neill, sr., Yale F Jeremy Welsh, jr., Union
WEST SECOND TEAM G Kent Patterson, sr., Minnesota D Chad Billins, sr., Ferris State D Dan DeKeyser, so., Western Michigan F Nick Bjugstad, so., Minnesota F JT Brown, so., Minnesota-Duluth F Jason Zucker, so, Denver
Also surprising nobody, Jack Connolly from Minnesota-Duluth won the Hobey Baker award. Unfortunately it's not exactly Heisman like in prestige, so we don't know the full finish order
Links: http://www.uscho.com/2012/04/06/44167/ (All-Americans)
http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/sports/UMDs-Captain-Jack-Wins-2012-H... (Hobey Baker)
That's strange, I don't see "1st team All-CCHA" G Taylor Nelson on the list.../s
Another great honor for Hunwick after his 5 years with the program.
Senior goalie Shawn Hunwick leaves quite a legacy behind at Michigan. He filled in towards the end of his junior season, and then was expected to give way to big-name recruit Jack Campbell in 2010-11. But Campbell walked away from his commitment to go to Major Junior, and it was all Hunwick last season, as he helped Michigan get to the national championship game. He then came back this year as a fifth-year senior when highly-touted John Gibson also backed out of his commitment. He leaves as Michigan's all-time top goaltender in goals against average.
Other CCHA picks: 2nd team F Reilly Smith, Miami, 2nd team D Torey Krug, Michigan State, All Rookie team G Frank Slubowski, Western Michigan
Just wanted to give a separate thread thanks to Shawn Hunwick. One of the best goaltenders to suit up for us. It's a shame your career had to end that way.
You're the only reason we made the tournament 2 years ago, made the national title game last year and the only reason we were a 1 seed this year
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The Clare shorthanded goal is excluded because of the of highlights length, but it was very cool to see him deke like Gordan Bombay.
Here we start with Merrill and Clare high, Brown is having his way in front. With only 12 seconds left Merrill just throws the puck to the net.
As you can see Brown has set a perfect screen. Hammond is still up because he can't see it, but the the shot is already on the way and it's low.
He tries to go for the tip, but it doesn't matter that he missed because the shot is already in the back of the net.
After a nice stick to keep the puck in, the Wolvereines gain control along the back boards. As illustrated each Bowling Green defender has his eyes locked onto the puck, not aware of any cutting forwards.
A beautiful pass from Moffatt across the crease finds a streaking David Wohlberg.
And the Wolvereines have the second goal of the night.
Another hustle play keeps the zone, with Treais gathering along the side boards.
Even with three defenders around him and a near trip, Treais still gets to the net.
This was one of the only mistakes Hammond made all night and it was the biggest. He was challenging way too high out in the first place, but A.J. gets him to drop and he has no chance to recover.
The stomach slide keeps him from dunking it, but with three Michigan forwards crashing there isn't much of a chance for BG to save it.
Moffatt continues his great weekend with the game winner.
This was a great goal for our powerplay unit and it really stood out to me after I watched it. This is the exact same play Michigan State ran against us earlier in the year, that I wished Red would draw up for us. Here it is.
Michigan has Merrill on point, Treais handing with Moffie opposite and Moffatt low. I can't see the screener and I'm to lazy to check the box score to see who it is.
Once Treais gives to Moffatt, he and Moffie and both going to come low. It makes Western have to choose quickly who to cover and who to leave open.
They make the right choice by covering the center, Treais and challenging Moffatt. It leaves us with the difficult play of trying to find Moffie across the crease, or pulling out and resetting.
Moffat picks the difficult route and slides the puck right through the crease, the only penalty killer who can attempt to break it up is a lefty.
Moffie slaps it in with a nice one timer and brings Michigan within one goal.
Altough they did score differently here is that MSU PP goal