The Frozen Apple!

Submitted by UAUM on June 21st, 2012 at 1:08 PM

It looks like one of M Hockey's showcase events is going to be a game against Cornell at Madison Square Garden - and they're calling it "The Frozen Apple" - seriously.

Interesting event, questionable name, but they scheduled it on the same day that M plays Ohio in football - November 24, 2012.  I realize The Game is at noon and "The Frozen Apple" is at 8:00 pm, but why?

Details here

 

Need a break from the heat? Think ice, as in Michigan Ice Hockey.
The University of Michigan Ice Hockey team announced today its 34-game regular season schedule for the 2012-13 campaign. The 2012-13 campaign includes a visit to the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden to face Cornell University on Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Want to be part of The Frozen Apple at Madison Square Garden? In recognition and appreciation of your continued support of Michigan Athletics, we would like to offer you priority access to purchase tickets to The Frozen Apple in advance of the public sale. Individual tickets will be made available to you starting tomorrow, Friday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m.
Michigan's allotment of tickets includes four price levels that will be available while quantities last: $25, $50, $65 and $90.
To ensure you will be placed in the Michigan fan section, please enter code BIGBLUE when purchasing. This code will automatically place you into the designated Michigan fan section.
To access The Frozen Apple presale, click here: http://mgob.lu/FrozenApple
Thank you for being an integral part of the tradition of Michigan Hockey. We look forward to seeing you in New York!

Comments

CRex

June 21st, 2012 at 1:12 PM ^

I'm fine with the overlap really.  The game is in Columbus so odds are most of the Michigan fans attending are coming out of the Midwest footprint.  Meanwhile the East Coast fans can hit NYC for the day.  We have a huge alumni base in NYC and so does Cornell, so I'd imagine between the two of them we'll sell the cube out.  

The only really issue with the scheduling, is if we did post CFB season we could make a play for higher ratings.  Sports fans tend to rank football over hockey on the value scale.  So a lot of casual fans, who might watch the game, will be watching football instead.  

JustGoBlue

June 21st, 2012 at 1:49 PM ^

what sections are going to be what price levels?  And following that, does anybody have any experience/opinions as to which of those sections are best for the price/best overall? 

GoBlue2002

June 21st, 2012 at 2:14 PM ^

via the Cornell ticket office. I bought six for my Michigan crew just so that there's some Maize and Blue in the Cornell cheering sections. Info below. It also provides for better heckling opportunities. SEE YA! CHUMP....

This has the potential to be a glorious day for Michigan!

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As a loyal Big Red fan, you have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this game early in an exclusive pre-sale! Tickets for Cornellians may be purchased in-person at the Cornell Athletic Ticket Office in Bartels Hall or online at: CornellBigRedTickets.com starting at: 

10:00am on Wednesday, June 20th.     

Note: some Cornell classes and clubs may purchase blocks of tickets for resale to members. If you think your class/club may have a block of tickets and you would prefer to sit with that group, contact a class/club officer before purchasing individual tickets through the Athletic Ticket Office

kmd

June 21st, 2012 at 4:08 PM ^

Everybody realizes that this is Cornell's event that they scheduled and are running, and we just got invited to be the competition, right?

pkatz

June 22nd, 2012 at 8:19 AM ^

What if it is Cornell's event? Why does that matter?

Are you saying as a fan I shouldn't ever go to see my team play an away game?

Or are you, perhaps, implying that Big Red hooligans will jump Michigan fans if we show up at MSG for the game?

Please fess up! The ticket presale is imminent and I don't know what to do due to your obscure/veiled comment!

kmd

June 22nd, 2012 at 1:31 PM ^

Basically all of the complaints on this thread ( "Somebody should get fired for using the phrase Big Blue"/"Why is this the same day as the OSU football game"/"why isn't this at a different venue" ) are stupid if you realize that all those decisions are being made by Cornell, and not us.

Wolverine Devotee

June 21st, 2012 at 4:57 PM ^

Michigan is really going to be rocking that New York area this holiday.

Men's Basketball is playing in the NIT Season Tip-off and if they advance, they'll be playing at MSG. They have a game right down the road at the new Barclays Center in Brookyln against wvu.

And of course Hockey is getting a rematch with cornell at MSG.

Hopefully I'll be in a very happy mood that day because of the result of what's going on at Noon.

GoBlue2002

June 21st, 2012 at 9:46 PM ^

but the ticket sale just got announced and that's exciting. Michigan doesn't meander east all that often so you have to catch them when they do.