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. 

Michigan Hockey ‘17-18, Game #39: Michigan 6, Boston University 3

Michigan Hockey ‘17-18, Game #39: Michigan 6, Boston University 3

Submitted by NastyIsland on March 26th, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Michigan hung the heads of two teams this weekend [JD Scott]

OFFENSE

 

Corsi

House

Possession %

First Period

13 5 46%

Second Period

13 8 42%

Third Period

6 3 18%

Overtime

n/a n/a n/a

TOTAL

32 16 36%

Analysis: This is another game where overall Corsi is not as relevant as either Close Corsi or House Chances. I charted the game on a re-watch, and it really became a game of errors. Michigan definitely created some chances, but they also took advantage of some major gaffes by BU.

Over the first half of the game or so, the Wolverines were able to get into the House with relative ease, as close to half of their attempts came from a desirable location. After the fluky Slaker goal gave Michigan the lead, they mostly went into prevent mode, and BU applied tons of pressure to tie the game. Michigan was happy to sacrifice chances on net for protection of their own net. This wasn’t the best offensive output of the season by any means, but it was reflective of the game that Michigan was playing.

Even so, Michigan missed a few golden chances to extend their lead and end the game. CHN had close corsi at 32-24, BU, which is way more reflective of how this game went. Hughes was the beneficiary of a goal in which all six BU participants stood in a parallel line. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that before. Warren’s hustle goal also came from a Plinko bounce off of the boards and Oettinger’s skate.

[After THE JUMP: shutdown defense, timely goaltending, and advantageous OMRs]

Frozen Four ticket advice please

Frozen Four ticket advice please

Submitted by Moonlight Graham on March 25th, 2018 at 6:45 PM

I'm going to be in St. Paul on the 5th. I wasn't planning on going to the games but if I'm going to be there anyway hell yeah I'm gon' do it. 

Grab the best tickets I can find on StubHub now (need 2) or will there be a better opportunity from the athletic department? I have no idea what I'm doing, new to this...

The NCAA Hockey Tournament Could Be Better: 2018 Edition

The NCAA Hockey Tournament Could Be Better: 2018 Edition

Submitted by NastyIsland on March 21st, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Plinkoplinko2

This is the appropriate reaction to Plink-O. [wiki.com and cnn.com]

I wrote this last year. It is more or less what I will say now, but with a couple of things shifted and an update to 2018. All of the block quotes are highlights from my previous piece. Later on this week, I will have a Northeastern/overall 2018 tournament preview. Let’s begin:

What Could Have Happened in 2018:

Final Top 16 (PairWise plus Conference Tournament Winners):

1 St Cloud State
2 Notre Dame
3 Cornell
4 Ohio State
5 Denver
6 Minnesota State
7 Providence
8 Michigan
9 Northeastern
10 Clarkson
11 Penn State
12 Minnesota-Duluth
13 Boston University
14 Princeton
15 Michigan Tech
16 Air Force

If we’re going to do Best-of-Three matchups at home sites, the format would follow the pattern of 1v16, 2v15, 3v14, 4v13, etc. We will need to take into account: 1.) no intra-conference matchups in the Round of 16 and 2.) travel costs versus bracket integrity.

Most of it seems fine. We’ll have to switch Penn State and Minn-Duluth, but the rest of it actually looks good, with a few already-close matchups. We could have St Cloud State and Notre Dame swap timeslots so that it's not as late in South Bend, but I’m guessing the Irish would rather be on national television. Obviously, there would still be an OCTO-BOX-esque RedZone channel, as well.

[After THE JUMP: what's broken and how to fix it]

Masters/Frozen Four/NCAA Gymnastics Open Thread

Masters/Frozen Four/NCAA Gymnastics Open Thread

Submitted by VCavman24 on April 10th, 2014 at 6:35 PM

For those big Hockey fans, the Frozen Four is always an exciting event.  This year returns the big-name teams missing from last year's event with BC, North Dakota, and Minnesota all in the tournament. 

Right now Union and BC are tied 2-2.  Later North Dakota plays Minnesota.

And down in Augusta, Bill Haas leads after one day at -4.  Adam Scott, last year's champion, is tied for second at -3 with the champion from two years ago, Bubba Watson, and 2010 British Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen. 

And at 7:00 the Michigan Men's gymnastics team has the preliminary round of the NCAA Championship.  Michigan should hopefully advance to the final round with ease.  It should also be noted that star Sam Mikulak won the Nissen Emery award, given to the best college gymnast.  Basically the Heisman of Men's Gymnastics.  Results can be found here:

http://www.mgoblue.com/livestats/m-gym/NCAA_Men_S2_LSR.htm

Feel free to discuss anything related to these or any sports in general.

Frozen Four Information per Michigan Ticket Office

Frozen Four Information per Michigan Ticket Office

Submitted by goblue7612 on April 5th, 2011 at 2:22 PM

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
651-265-4800
 
For more information please visit:
www.xcelenergycenter.com
Will Call is located: Gate 1
Picture ID will be required
 
Session 1:
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
 
Session 2:
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).

Frozen Four times apparently set

Frozen Four times apparently set

Submitted by kevin holt on March 29th, 2011 at 1:15 AM

I was just refreshing the bracket on ncaa.com, and happened to see that the Semifinal times are no longer TBA. It says the UMD-UND (Not That UND, Except Yes That UND In Any Sport Except Hockey) game is at 5pm and ours is at 8:30 (both are Eastern Time).

Interesting. We figured the UMD game would be later since they can obviously fill the seats in the home state, but maybe they didn't consider that. Or possibly the only 1-seed remaining gets the later game.