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  • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

    Originally posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    Done. Now that I have a face to put to the screen name, I might just say "hi" at a game or a Dekers event, as I know I've seen you around.

    Also, I had difficulty voting for such a contest as I believe myself to be the ultimate Michigan fan. No, I didn't enter, despite my love of UM hockey, the prize would be wasted on me as I'll be in Texas for a wedding during the conference tourney.
    Great! I would enjoy meeting you. You are, indeed, tough competition for the title and I am glad you didn't enter!
    The certainties of life...Death, Taxes and bad B1G Referees.

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    • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

      Originally posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
      Good luck finding your seat.

      I've never really cared where my seat is. Hopefully the ushers don't ask to see my ticket.
      As you know, as long as you blend in with the students as you are going in there is no problem...

      They could care less.
      Originally posted by alfablue
      Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
      Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio
      I think Notre Dame should wear sparkly silver helmets to match all their runner-up trophies.

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      • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

        Originally posted by umichjim View Post
        Ultimate Michigan Hockey Fan Contest -

        If you don't have a favorite in this UM Athletic Dept contest, I would really appreciate your votes. I've been a dedicated fan of Michigan Hockey for decades. You can vote multiple times and I hope you will help. Thanks! Here is the link:

        http://www.mgoblue.com/fanzone/ultimate-hockey-fan.html

        Jim Kirk

        I'll admit I voted for you as well. Yes you do look familiar and I know that I've seen the "ICERS" plate before.

        Go Blue!
        Originally posted by alfablue
        Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
        Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio
        I think Notre Dame should wear sparkly silver helmets to match all their runner-up trophies.

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        • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

          http://www.collegehockeynews.com/new...ng_answers.php

          Nagelvoort Providing Answers In Michigan's Net

          For most players, getting to play college hockey for any team is an honor, but it is extra special when you get to play for the team you grew up cheering for.

          That is what happened this year with Michigan freshman goaltender Zach Nagelvoort, who grew up listening to the Red Berenson Radio Show. The native of Holland, Mich., made his Wolverine debut Oct. 18 at New Hampshire, just four months after committing to the program.

          Nagelvoort came on in relief just minutes into the third period after sophomore Steve Racine went down with an injury. But the freshman impressed that night in Durham, N.H., stopping 15 shots, including a penalty shot, to preserve a 1-1 tie.

          "For his first college hockey experience to have to have to come in and then face a penalty shot, it's pretty good, and plus killing a penalty. I thought he did really well," Michigan head coach Red Berenson said after the game on October 18.

          Nagelvoort had played well enough for Berenson to give him his first college start the next night. Nagelvoort made 22 saves and picked up his first career win, as the Wolverines won 3-2 in overtime.

          From that point on the Wolverines' net was Nagelvoort's. He started 13 of the next 16 games for Michigan and has posted a 8-5-1 record with a 1.98 GAA and .935 save percentage.

          This includes Nagelvoort's first career shutout, vs. Niagara on Nov. 22, and winning Michigan's Big Ten Hockey opener vs. Ohio State on Nov. 29.

          That is not to say it has been clear sailing for the Wolverines since Nagelvoort took over as the No. 1 goalie. After sweeping the Buckeyes, Michigan went almost two months without winning any games (0-4-1), including losses in both games of the Great Lakes Invitational for the first time since 2000. (Nagelvoort started the first game of the GLI, Racine the second.)

          It was a streak of bad luck and bad timing for the Wolverines who only played four games in a month and a half from mid-December to late January.

          But Berenson did not lose faith in Nagelvoort, and, really, couldn't afford to. Luckily, that faith seems to be paying off; Nagelvoot and the Wolverines had a big sweep over Michigan State last weekend.

          "I think it was huge. We were worried about how effectively we could play having played so few games in recent weeks," Berenson said. "I thought Nagelvoort responded well. I won't say it was a toss-up but it could have been Racine playing. It's a tough decision, in recent week we have only played four games in six weeks so it's been tough to get a goalie."

          Nagelvoort was happy to be given the chance to play, and get a victory in, his first game against Michigan's biggest rival.

          "My first game ever against State, if I could go my whole career without losing to State that would be phenomenal." Nagelvoort said.

          The first game of the series vs. the Spartans was played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. A place that is also special to Nagelvoort, who grew up a Red Wings fan and had played there in tournaments as kid.

          "Playing where the Red Wings play, knowing they were (just) here playing the Blackhawks, it's a lot of fun," Nagelvoort said.

          The second game of the sweep of the Spartans gave the Wolverines their first victory at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing since March 2010. Berenson said after the game the victory was important for his team, especially the senior class who won their first game at Munn.

          "They're pretty excited about it. They have a lot of respect for their opponent," Berenson said. "These games are big games, and now they're even bigger with the Big Ten Conference. Those are big points in the standings. Any way you want to cut it, that's a big weekend for Michigan against a good opponent."

          The Wolverines are hoping the victories in Detroit and East Lansing are a sign of things to come rest of the season which features all Big Ten play and no more off weekends.
          Originally posted by alfablue
          Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
          Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio
          I think Notre Dame should wear sparkly silver helmets to match all their runner-up trophies.

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          • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

            Found my seat. Phew!
            Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

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            • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

              Well, that was fun. Between the flow that Wisconsin plays, and the fact that we were getting back to good play- the game was really entertaning to watch!

              It helped a lot that we were finally getting some better chances on net.

              And outside of the odd goal, Nagelvoort played really, really well.

              This looks good.

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              • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

                Originally posted by bluevox View Post
                Found my seat. Phew!
                LOL....on TV it actually didn't look that empty but of course I couldn't see everything.
                Originally posted by alfablue
                Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
                Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio
                I think Notre Dame should wear sparkly silver helmets to match all their runner-up trophies.

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                • Originally posted by UMICH View Post
                  LOL....on TV it actually didn't look that empty but of course I couldn't see everything.
                  By the sound, it was packed. But most saw the face off.

                  (Not us, darned snow)

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                  • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

                    Solid game last night, liked the energy after they survived the first ten minutes. I thought getting that first goal was key and Nagelvoort was outstanding. He basically started the play that led to Guptill's goal with a brilliant series of saves. And, although he didn't get a star, Zach Hyman perhaps played his best game in a Michigan uniform. That goal basically settled the game, even though the Badgers came back and scored that deflected goal. Hyman was solid defensively all night. On the other hand, Andrew Copp wasn't right... I hope he is just battling fatigue and isn't injured.

                    First win over Wisconsin in over three years- November 2009 at Yost- and also that was the last home game against them. I hope we plant them good tonight again, they are still a chippy bunch. Nothing like sitting around Badger fans that brought in their own libations, too, like they were playing at Camp Randall. LOL. One guy nearly took a dive down the stairs in my section after leaving his empty (airline size) bottles under his seat and staggering up to where the rest of his buddies were.

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                    • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

                      Originally posted by alfablue View Post
                      By the sound, it was packed. But most saw the face off.

                      (Not us, darned snow)
                      Seriously, how many seats did the innovation cost us? It was listed as a sell-out last night with 5,800 on attendance.

                      http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hock...013114aaa.html

                      Granted, a "sell-out" doesn't mean that everyone who bought tickets came...
                      Originally posted by alfablue
                      Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
                      Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio
                      I think Notre Dame should wear sparkly silver helmets to match all their runner-up trophies.

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                      • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

                        Originally posted by streaker View Post
                        Solid game last night, liked the energy after they survived the first ten minutes. I thought getting that first goal was key and Nagelvoort was outstanding. He basically started the play that led to Guptill's goal with a brilliant series of saves. And, although he didn't get a star, Zach Hyman perhaps played his best game in a Michigan uniform. That goal basically settled the game, even though the Badgers came back and scored that deflected goal. Hyman was solid defensively all night. On the other hand, Andrew Copp wasn't right... I hope he is just battling fatigue and isn't injured.

                        First win over Wisconsin in over three years- November 2009 at Yost- and also that was the last home game against them. I hope we plant them good tonight again, they are still a chippy bunch. Nothing like sitting around Badger fans that brought in their own libations, too, like they were playing at Camp Randall. LOL. One guy nearly took a dive down the stairs in my section after leaving his empty (airline size) bottles under his seat and staggering up to where the rest of his buddies were.
                        What do you expect from a state where fermented cheese is the "food" of choice?
                        Originally posted by alfablue
                        Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
                        Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio
                        I think Notre Dame should wear sparkly silver helmets to match all their runner-up trophies.

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                        • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

                          wT I hope you are getting paid for the cheer ads!

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                          • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

                            Well, how about that? Michigan beats Wisconsin in a shoot-out. We normally suck at shoot-outs so I'll gladly take the extra point. I also think it is looking like Zach is coming into his own.
                            Originally posted by alfablue
                            Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
                            Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio
                            I think Notre Dame should wear sparkly silver helmets to match all their runner-up trophies.

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                            • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

                              Decent tie. I still hate shootouts.

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                              • Re: Michigan Wolverines 2013-14 Season Thread: The B1G Time

                                Fun game to go to. Maybe they could clean off the side walks next time it snows too.
                                MTU: Three time NCAA champions.

                                It never get's easier, you just go faster. -Greg Lemond

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