Anyone with time warner cable, it is on fox sports pacific, channel 321 in strongsville, Ohio area
Michigan/Alaska Hockey Open Thread
I'm in Findlay, OH area n don't get ch 321....on any other channel?
I'm sitting (standing) a row in front of Lloyd Brady. I'm the not drunk one.
photographic evidence of Lloyd Brady in the wild!
casually pull out your camera phone, do a quick turn around, and get a pic for all of us to enjoy!
the internet, Skype and all that stuff."
Never ever try to relate to technology, please, Mr Announcer who's not Ken Daniels!
My kingdom for a stream
Alaska's goalie is playing well, but the good guys haven't gotten what I would call a quality shot yet, here's to a better second period.
This goes here now:
Do the new scoreboards in Yost mean we get a video as awesome as Hockeybear?
Moffie with a great shot. 1-0 Good Guys.
We got a retaliation penalty?
That surprised me as it looked like the Alaska player struck first.
Lloyd Brady sighting, 3 seats away from me. No photo documentation...because that's just creepy
I've been watching the MSU vs Miami game becuase I'm bored and they just showed an interesting statistic. Michigan has more players(15) in the NHL than other team in the CCHA. MSU is second with 11.
I actually thought we had the most of any college hockey team? We are pretty famous for that. Definitely helps with recruiting. Kids who would normally go through minors or junior leagues realize they can play in college and go to the NHL through us.
Didn't know MSU had that many, though.
video of falling and failing hamster ball race contestant from the first intermision. Please laugh, sorry can't embed
Not that I don't think Hunwick is doing a FANTASTIC job, because he is, but is there any word on when Hogan will be available again?
When they interviewed him last weekend, he was hoping next week (MSU on Sat the 29th).
How awesome would that be if he coud come back and pitch a shutout to Sparty in his "Welcome Back" game?
Watching Hunwick tonight, I'm hoping he can come back next year as I've heard that's a possibility. Does anyone know for sure?
and I don't think anything is really official, but Red and Hunwick have both confirmed vocally, via Red's radio show, that Hunwick is coming back next year.
This is the link to the podcasts of the radio show on-line, http://www.wtka.com/index.php?fuseaction=home.podcasts
Episode 12/14, go to the one that says "Shawn Hunwick" somewhere in his talk he mentions he's coming back.
As a Freshman, Hunwick played one game--the last 5 minutes of a blowout in the CCHA playoffs. As a Sophomore in 2008/09, though, Hunwick did not play at all. Since he has only played in 3 seasons including this one, he is certainly eligible for a fifth season next year--it's an automatic redshirt, no NCAA approval needed.
Almost half-way through the third and Michigan has yet to register a shot in the period.
Check out the preview at Yost Built:
1) The Alaska Nanooks come into Yost this weekend 10-8-4 (7-7-4-2 in the CCHA) on the season. They're 4-4-2 on the road, and are coming off a split at CCHA-leader Notre Dame last weekend. They lost 2-1 on Friday night before winning the second game by a 4-1 score.
2) As you can probably expect with Alaska, they don't score a ton of goals and they don't give up a ton of goals. They've given up more than 3 goals on the season just four times this season. They've scored more than three just six times. Three of those have come in the last seven contests, however.
Alaska = solid defensive and they're probably getting back to basics down 2-0 in the 3rd.
Yeah Alaska's had a pretty solid team for a few years now. Just odd to go that long without a shot. Eh, Merrill scored as I was typing the question so I guess I'd rather have shots that go in. Wooohooooo!!
Funny thing is I remember them making a big deal about FSU's defense last week too. Not that UM ran away with anything, but I really think our boys are starting to solidify and play reeeeaaaallly well.
looking pretty solid tonight.
Great game by Hunwick!
Another step closer to .500 on Fridays, too.
According to http://ccha.com Michigan now leads the CCHA with this win. OSU took care of ND 6-1 and MSU is taking care of Miami.
Lets own this league tomorrow boys!
Frigging refs screwed us out of a frozen four appearance last year... not gonna happen this year.
thoroughly enjoy that scene where the Alaska goalie was unable in like three attempts to flip that ball someone threw on the ice back up into the stands and then Rust (?) flipped it 30 feet up on the first try and celebrated like he had just scored a goal?
I loved it, almost as much as I apparently love run-on sentences in this post.
That was hilarious. Happened while the refs were sorting out the penalties after the first goal. The Alaska goalie flipped it into the student section and it was thrown right back at him. Then he tried flipping it out on the opposite side and failed like three times. Rust came over and did it on one try and like you said was celebrating like he scored.
i'm guessing video would be too much to hope for?
Hunwick was awesome tonight. So many great scoring chances denied.
This team is really starting to heat up. The only team in the top 6 of CCHA to win tonight. Let's keep it rolling, baby!!!
What was the final score, I couldn't watch the game since I don't live in the area?
Just checked as I also missed the game.
OSU beat ND 6-1? I thought ND was one of the top hockey schools. Has that changed recently or is my understanding wrong?
because I was curious. First of all, you have to remember that Notre Dame is REALLY young this year. I wanna say they dress something like 10 freshmen a night?! Additionally two of their most potent scorers are freshman. So there's the youth and fatigue factor of a lot of freshman playing a lot of minutes they may or may not be used to. There's also the inexperience part, I looked at that games box score and OSU twice scored 2 goals less than a minute apart. Another point is that while ND has been really good, it's been their offense that's been winning for them. Their defense has been average at best this season. Currently, through all of their games they (still) lead the CCHA in goals/game at 3.67, but their defense through all 27 of their games is only 7th in the conference allowing 2.85 goals/game. For perspective, Michigan scores 3.5/game and gives up 2.27/game. Both are good for third among CCHA teams, but the differential is best in the conference. Sometimes the offense just goes through rough patches and you have to rely on your defence to win you games and right now (again, part of this is due to their youth) they're not great at locking down defensively when they need to. As I recall, their goalie is good-not-great and isn't going to keep them in a game without help too often. Add that to an OSU team that, even with a new coach, has a ton of seniors and a decent amount of talent, is hot right now and is playing at home agaist, again a young, ND team and you have a 6-1 loss for Notre Dame. Once their offense starts clicking again, they'll put together a nice run and I do expect that to happen, but right now, they're struggling.
On a Michigan note, a couple of players are SO close to scoring SO much more. I'm just waiting for at least one or two of them to start burying their chances and then we're going to go from very good to scary good. Red, like normal, is getting his team to fire on all cylinders in the second half, our D is really night and day better from the beginning of the year and the offense is starting to hum more, too. Special teams still aren't great, but they've been getting slowly but steadily better from the blackhole they started the year at. They're definitely starting to look like the national contender we all expected back in September.
I'm still a bit of a hockey n00b but this helps. Thanks for the depth.
they are higher in the standings than OSU. OSU is a solid to very solid team this year and probably just played very well/caught ND on a bad night. In the end, it is hockey...you cannot take that much from a single hockey game
1 Michigan 40pts (18GP)
2. Notre Dame 38pts (19GP)
3. Miami 33pts (19GP)
4. Ferris State 29pts (20GP)
T5. Ohio State 28pts (17GP)
T5. Western Michigan 28pts (17GP)
7. Alaska 27pts (19GP)
8. Northern Michigan 26pts (17GP)
T9. Lake Superior State 20pts (17GP)
T9. Michigan State 20pts (17GP)
11. Bowling Green 8pts (!) (18GP)
Michigan has these games left:
vs. Alaska, vs MSU, @Miami, @Miami, vs OSU, vs OSU, vs WMU, vs WMU, @NMU, @NMU
This is probably the toughest stretch run of any team in contention for the regular season title...If Michigan is as good as they have seemed in the past few weekends, they will win the next two, split with Miami, take 3 of 4 in the WMU/OSU stretch, and sweep NMU. It will be interesting to see how this plays out...hopefully Michigan is for real, this stretch will sure prove if they are...
With the way Miami is tanking and considering that nd and the redhawks have to play a set, Michigan is easily in the driver seat for the number one seed in the ccha tourney. Nd is the only other team with a chance. And as young as they wreaths gotta take it.
The boys started skating better in the 3rd.