U-M Hockey vs to Hell with Notre Dame Frozen Four Open Thread

U-M Hockey vs to Hell with Notre Dame Frozen Four Open Thread

Submitted by I Bleed Maize N Blue on April 5th, 2018 at 8:42 PM

Frozen Four in Mel's first year as U-M head coach - amaizing!

Looking forward to some Hughes magic, hopefully finding the back of the net. Would love to see Dancs power drive the net and finish.

 

Time: 9:30PM (or so) ET
Watch: ESPN2
Listen: MGoBlue audio

 

Duluth scores 2 early goals, holds on to win 2-1.


Let's Go Blue! To Hell with Notre Dame! Win the Game!

And stay out of the damn box!

2018.03.25 NCAAH Tournament - Michigan vs. Boston University [Torrent]

2018.03.25 NCAAH Tournament - Michigan vs. Boston University [Torrent]

Submitted by MGoArchive on April 5th, 2018 at 11:16 AM
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Go Blue!

S.I.A. Asked: What are UM's sections at the FROZEN Four

S.I.A. Asked: What are UM's sections at the FROZEN Four

Submitted by Moonlight Graham on March 29th, 2018 at 4:42 PM

All caps on FROZEN because I need to clarify. Man that feels good.

I'll be in the St. Paul area for college visits over spring break and my son has an overnight recruiting stay Thursday night so I'll be going to the game solo (hey, need something to do). Does anyone know what section Michigan is in, or do they do that sort of partitioning for the Frozen Four? I figure since I'm a single, it will be nice to sit among other fans. Hopefully this will be helpful to others who are looking for this information as well. 

Status of Niko Porikos?

Status of Niko Porikos?

Submitted by crg on March 26th, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Porikos went out with a hard check into the boards during the win against BU. Has there been any word on his status? I heard that he went to the locker room during the game and did not see that he returned (and couldn't find anything in the news/boards today). I know he wasn't a leading guy, but everyone will be needed against ND (and after).

Observations from UM-BU game in Worcester

Observations from UM-BU game in Worcester

Submitted by Niels on March 26th, 2018 at 10:34 AM

While I haven't followed UM hockey as closely as I did as a student, I could not pass up the opportunity to take my 5 year old son to his first Michigan game only 45 minutes away from where we lived in Boston. I enjoy reading other first hand experiences from UM fans and thought I would share some observations:

----The game made me appreciate the challenge in getting decent attendance at NCAA tourney sites. BU has a huge hockey fanbase in Boston and they could not fill the upper deck of an arena ~45 minutes away from town. That being said (and acknowledgin a lot of BU students were out of town), the lower bowl was pretty full and quite lively. I would say the crowd was 70% BU, 20% UM, and 10% random hockey fans (including a few Northeastern fans who were actively rooting for the team that beat NEU the day before; it gives you a sense of how much BU is envied/despised by the other Boston hockey fanbases).

----While we had good seats pretty low at the blue line I made the command decision to move to seats right in front of the UM band. It was the first time I sat so close to the band and it was a great (if loud) decision. Not only could my son appreciate the fact that there were indeed woodwinds that provide important sound to Hail to the Victors, it allowed him to listen to the bands banter and chants which he got a real kick out of. They were very nice to hium and even posed for a selfie. I think the BU fans nearby were taken aback by how clean the UM bands chants and comments were (much like my adjustment to UM as a freshman who came from the east coast). The most I had to explain to my son was what "hit him with the chair!" meant. :) For fans who have the opportunity (especially if you have kids) I highly recommend spending some time near the band if the arena and seating allow it. 

----Side note: the BU band decided to troll with Hang on Sloopy in the third period while spelling OHIO. The UM band did not take up my suggestion to play "New York, New York", though I still maintain it would have been an appropriate response.

----I was really (really) impressed by how well Michigan controlled the puck and game flow. With the exception of the third period tying goal by BU, UM was clearly playing better. This was noted by a number of die hard BU fans sitting around us. They were commenting after the first period that BU was "in trouble"; that (their words) "well coached teams are kryptonite" for BU.After the game when the team came out for the team photo, etc, I was struck by how "happy" the players looked. What I mean by that is that they appeared joyful without necessarily being jubilant.

I'd share some video/pics I took but I am a luddite and could not find a decent html tutorial for OSX.

 

 

Congrats Big Ten Conference on 3/4th of the Frozen Four!

Congrats Big Ten Conference on 3/4th of the Frozen Four!

Submitted by woomba on March 25th, 2018 at 8:52 PM

Barring a complete collapse by Ohio State it looks like 3/4s of the the Frozen Four will be manned by Big Ten teams, *hopefully* guaranteeing a national championship for the 4 year hockey conference.

Hope our boys get it done - Go Blue!

 

*edit: Sorry guys - brain fart.  Tried to clean up the title at least so that it's more accurate*

Mel brings Beilein's water celebration over to Michigan Hockey

Mel brings Beilein's water celebration over to Michigan Hockey

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 25th, 2018 at 8:33 PM

Chills. First thing that came to mind when the buzzer sounded.

“I’m the driver now. And the car’s in great shape. It’s got a great engine. The body looks fantastic. We might have to make a couple repairs here this summer. Minor repairs. And then we’re going to get that car ready to go on the road. Come September, that car is headed in one direction. ... St. Paul, Minn.”

He was the answer all along. We're so fortunate to have him. I'm still speechless. Back to Saint Paul!

Mel and Beilein are good friends. So it's so great to see that he brought the celebration to his team that Beilein started.