Apologies as this will draw one big collective yawn from approximately 99.6% of MGoBlog readership but I found this to be some nice news.
The Great Lakes Invitational (GLI) is going to be an All-Michigan affair through the next four tournaments minimum. This is nice as it'll keep some of those in-state games going now that most of it was obliterated with the emergence of the Big Ten / split of the CCHA
Michigan, MSU, and Tech are all annual participants. The fourth team will be:
- 2013 - Western Michigan
- 2014 - Ferris State
- 2015 - Northern Michigan
- 2016 - Western Michigan
Brian has long advocated for a 'State of Michigan' tournament amongst the Michigan schools. (which I'd also like to see though I can't find that old post on here). Making the GLI a Michigan-only affair might be a baby step in that direction