Hunwick... he's so small!
Hunwick... he's so small!
Anyone have any good recommendations on where to watch the game on Thursday in Chicago?
Per an email I got from the Michigan ticket office sent to everyone who purchased Frozen Four tickets through the ticket office. Just in case some Michigan fans bought tickets through other means.
NCAA FINAL FOUR – Men’s Ice Hockey
Xcel Energy Center:
199 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102
For more information please visit:
Will Call is located: Gate 1
Picture ID will be required
Thursday April 7
Gates open to the public – 3:00pm
Semi-final #1 – Notre Dame vs. Minnesota Duluth – Thursday, April 7 – 4 p.m. CT
Semi-final #2 – Michigan vs. North Dakota – Thursday, April 7 – 7:30 p.m. CT
Saturday April 9
Gates open to the public – 5:00pm
National Championship – Saturday, April 9 – 6 p.m. CT
Red Carpet Arrival:
Michigan’s arrival is scheduled for 5:30 pm CT at the West Doors of St Paul River Centre on Kellogg Blvd. on Thursday afternoon (similar to the Victors Walk for football) The Michigan pep band will be there to meet the bus and fans are invited to attend and cheer the players on as they enter the building)
Saturday’s is scheduled for 4:00 pm CT
**MichiganFanFest @ The Frozen Four! Meet up with fellow fans before the Wolverines men's hockey team takes the ice in the 2011 NCAA Division I Frozen Four. All Michigan alumni, students, friends and fans are welcome to gather at Patrick “McGovern’s” Pub before the game.
Thursday, April 7 4:30-7pm (CT)
McGovern’s Pub---Patio Deck
225 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102 | (651) 224-5821
***(1 Block from Arena)***
Fan Fest: 4:30 - 7 p.m. (Central Time)
All ages welcome---
Light food will be provided and beverages will be available for purchase.
***Friday Night at the Frozen Four
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the local organizing committee for the 2011 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four are pleased to announce the sixth annual "Friday Night at the Frozen Four" on Friday, April 8, at Xcel Energy Center.
Hockey fans will have the opportunity to witness the presentation of the Hockey Humanitarian Award and the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, get autographs, take a self-guided tour of Minnesota’s rich hockey history, and skate on the ice with college hockey legends. Additionally, there will be interactive games, photo opportunities and a chance to win tickets to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in Tampa.
Schedule of events:
4 p.m. Doors open
4:30-5:30 p.m. Autograph Session with two team finalists, presented by AT&T
5:30 p.m. Hockey Humanitarian Award
6 p.m. Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Live on ESPNU)
6:30 p.m. Science of Hockey Awards
7-9:30 p.m. Open Skating with College Hockey Legends, Hockey History Passport Contest
*All times subject to change.
Tickets are $13 ($8 for students, seniors (55+) and groups of 12 or more).
For any of you lucky enough to be attending the Frozen Four, I would first of all like to express my extreme envy towards you. I am sure you will help make the team feel at home.
That said, I had a few chant suggestions to use against North Dakota:
1. "Racist Mascot" - North Dakota has been under pressure for a long time to change their mascot name, and they are suppose to do it this summer, but that's been said before. The Sioux don't like it, and neither should we.
2. "Nazi boosters" - For those of you who don't know, North Dakota has perhaps the fanciest hockey arena in the world. It was paid for by a former player who made it big in Vegas who was also very racist and actually had a party for Hitler's birthday once. The fact the university accepted his donation is a large reason the Sioux stopped being okay with them using their name, and the guy threatened to retract his donation when the university contemplated changing their name. The design intentionally incorporates a lot of their current logos to make it hard to change the mascot, and the arena itself is actually legally owned by the guy's family and rented to the university for $1/year so they could, in theory, take the place back if/when the school changes its mascot.
Too harsh? Maybe, but if this were at Yost it'd happen, so no reason not to pull all the stops for a national championship.
I couldn't come up with much of anything clever for Minnesota-Duluth, and Notre Dame we already have plenty for.
Hope everyone going has fun and doesn't come home disappointed. Go Blue!
Earlier tonight, the Detroit Red Wings clinched the Central Division title by defeating Minnesota Wild 4-2. This year is the 20th consecutive year the Red Wings have gone to the playoffs. Today is also the 9th time in the last 10 seasons that the Wings have won the Central Division.
Statistical Breakdown: http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/boxscore?gameId=310403005
Burlon's been out for a few weeks after an inflamed esophagus, apparently lost 17 pounds over that time, couldn't eat solid foods. But he's back on the ice this week and the Michigan Daily hockey writer Stephen Nesbitt got some video with him.
Doesn't talk about the illness, but Burlon's just hysterical in the video. You can definitely tell he's skinnier though. And Louie Caporusso has the best Canadian accent...
First two questions deal with Michigan hockey. Great to see Michigan hockey guys excelling in the NHL.