Michigan vs. USNDT under 18 hockey thread

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on October 6th, 2014 at 6:36 PM

It's hockey night in Michigan and we can finally get away from the football mess to cheer on the hockey team!


South Bend Wolverine

October 6th, 2014 at 8:14 PM ^

This is a bit better.  That first goal felt way too much like the FSU (NTFSU) game from Saturday, but this time the team bounced back even faster.  Three first period goals is quality, and the NTDP is no joke, esp. this early in the season when they've been practicing & playing together much longer than Michigan has.  Keep playing like this for two more periods, and I'll be very encouraged.

Yostbound and Down

October 6th, 2014 at 9:30 PM ^

Not watching, but following along on Twitter...has Racine played the whole game? Are these goals his fault, or soft defense? I thought Nagelvoort was going to win the starting job heading into the year...

Wolverine Devotee

October 6th, 2014 at 10:17 PM ^

Should've been 7-2, really. First goal was another breakaway in the opening minutes. What's encouraging was how Michigan responded, putting in 3 before the end of the 1st.

Then Red put in Racine who played his first minutes in that period where Michigan gave up the 4th. 

I'm genuinely excited about this season. The energy looked great out there for an exhibition game. 

Wolverine Devotee

October 6th, 2014 at 10:12 PM ^

Good win. Gave up another early goal but fought back and pounded their way to a 3-1 lead at intermission. This was a MUST WIN exhibition. 

Michigan was on a 3 game exhibition game losing streak coming into this win, two of them coming to the NTDP. 

LOL of the game goes to Dave Brandon. What a chode. Everything is fair game to have sponsors as long as it isn't inside Michigan Stadium's bowl. I noticed on the broadcast (video was the Yost scoreboard w/radio call dub) that every power play was sponsored by Toyota ON THE SCOREBOARD. Every time Al Randall read off the remaining schedule, it was sponsored by Meijer.

When they played a commercial break game at Yost, it was "name that famous dave presented by Famous Dave's", the students started chanting Fire Dave! 

It's crazy Werenski just turned 17. He should be in his first year on NTDP. Larkin with the two goals tonight, Piazza with an assist. This team looks pretty damn good and they sat out Copp just to rest him up after he got banged up at FSU. 

So far I'm loving BTN Plus. Was worth every penny. The broadcast doesn't stutter or have to buffer AT ALL unlike that awfully put together MGoBlueTV from last year. HD video quality, too. 

Next up for Michigan is another exhibition on Thursday night. Wilfred Laurier, a Canadian school.

Is Wilfred Laurier any good you ask? They're 2-1-0 this year against their Canadian conference opponents. Last year they were horrific going 11-19-4 and their only game against an NCAA school coming against Bowling Green in a 7-1 loss.