M Hockey vs US Under-18 on FSN thread

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on December 5th, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Revenge? Revenge.

Last year was the first time Michigan lost to the U-18s. A positive is Tyler Motte & J.T. Compher had a great game, which has continued into their play this year in the Maize and Blue.

Keep an eye out for 2014-15 signee Dylan Larkin. Hopefully he nets a goal and has a good game.

Game will be at 7:05pm on FS Detroit. Expect attendance to be sparse, per people I follow who are at Yost right now.

Most importantly- NO INJURIES!

Series history-

Date Result
12/12/2000 W 4-2
10/9/2001 W 3-1
11/1/2002 W 8-2
1/17/2004 W 5-3
2/26/2005 W 6-5
1/13/2006 W 4-3
10/8/2006 W 3-2 OT
1/8/2008 W 5-1
10/3/2009 W 4-2
10/12/2010 W 3-0
10/3/2011 W 3-1
1/4/2013 L 3-5
12/5/2013 TBD

 

Comments

Wolverine Devotee

December 5th, 2013 at 6:56 PM ^

Didn't know if he does exhibitions.

 

The starting lineup is interesting. Michigan will start Compher, Motte & Allen at forward. All freshmen and were at this time last year, all playing for the US U-18. Clare and Serville join them on D with Nagelvoort in goal.

 

Sac Fly

December 5th, 2013 at 7:07 PM ^

7 players tonight are committed to Big Ten schools; a few notables are MSU goalie commit Ed Minney, former Michigan target and Wisconsin commit Jack Dougherty,  Larkin, and the defensive duo of Jack Glover and Ryan Collins.

Starting in goal is Collin Olson, who left Ohio State earlier this season.

The big name to watch tonight is BU super recruit Jack Eichel. He's as good as they get.

ThadMattasagoblin

December 5th, 2013 at 7:00 PM ^

This season it appears our offense is near the best in the country, but our defense can be a little porous at times. To win the national championship, we'll need to get better at not turning the puck over in our own zone.

Owl

December 5th, 2013 at 7:11 PM ^

As much as I've thoroughly enjoyed going to hockey games the past few years, this right here has always been my main issue with college hockey. It isn't televised like football or basketball, so how are you able to get a firm grasp on how good Michigan is vs. the rest of the country until late into the season? Look at stat sheets?

 

I've always kind of felt lost following Michigan hockey, or like I'm experiencing it in a bubble. 

gwkrlghl

December 5th, 2013 at 7:30 PM ^

They play such a random schedule of USHL, International and NCAA DI and DIII teams that it seems like they only have a scheduling agreement with the USHL as opposed to being a full member

WCHBlog

December 5th, 2013 at 7:41 PM ^

They are technically eligible to win the league. The U18 and U17 teams split the USHL schedule, and the U17s lose often enough that theyr'e not competitive. 

The U17s play in the playoffs too because the U18s have the U18 world championships and the U17s never do that well.

gwkrlghl

December 5th, 2013 at 7:44 PM ^

Hey has anyone heard that the Zac Brown Band is playing at Joe Louis? I didn't realize it until I just saw the commercial for it for the 30th time in the last three games and the 2nd time in that commercial break

gwkrlghl

December 5th, 2013 at 8:41 PM ^

Drink

Edit: BACK TO BACK ZAC BROWN COMMERCIALS. DRINK MORE

Drink a 3rd time

Edit edit: Wow, 5 times this intermission already. This is worse than early BTN commercials. Does no one want to advertise on FSD?