Archive for December, 2010

Michigan Captures GLI Hockey Championship

December 30, 2010

The University of Michigan’s hockey team captured its 14th Great Lakes Invitational championship today with a 6-5 victory over Colorado College. The win followed last night’s 4-2 semifinal win over Michigan Tech University.

The win improved Michigan’s record to 12-5-4 overall on the season.

For more on Michigan hockey, get the new book Michigan Ice Hockey, Celebrating the All-Time Greats and Most Memorable Moments by Greg Nelson.


Chillin’ at the Big House!

December 13, 2010

The University of Michigan hockey team made itself right at home in the Big House. The Wolverines took their game outside on Sat, Dec. 11 and soundly defeated Michigan State University 5-0 on a special rink built inside Michigan Stadium before a world record crowd of 113,411.

The game, billed as the Big Chill in the Big House, featured two goals from UM freshman Jon Merrill and two goals from senior co-captain Carl Hagelin. Goalie Shawn Hunwick notched his first shutout of the season, stopping 34 shots.

Michigan now enjoys a short rest for the holidays prior to resuming play on Wednesday, Dec. 29 versus Michigan Tech in the opening round of the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. The game is slated for a 7:35 p.m. start.

Learn more about Michigan’s history in outdoor games by picking up your copy of the new book, Michigan Ice Hockey by Greg Nelson.

Greg Nelson to Speak at UM Club Event

December 7, 2010

Greg Nelson, author of a new book – Michigan Ice Hockey – will be speaking at the UM Club of Greater Detroit’s annual winter sports banquet on Saturday, January 29, 2011.

The fundraising event will be held at the Olympia Club inside Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, prior to the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University hockey game.

Cost for the The UM Club of Greater Detroit event is $50 per person and includes a buffet dinner (Chicken Marsala, Meatless Pasta, Cheese Potatoes, Vegetables, Hot Dogs, Salad, Rolls & Butter, Soda & Coffee, Cookies & Ice Cream Sandwiches) as well as tickets to the game.

Olympia Club registration begins at 4:45 pm with the program kicking off at 5:30 pm. Guest speakers include Greg Nelson and former Wolverine goaltender and current UM volunteer goaltending coach Josh Blackburn. Game time is 7:30 pm.  All net proceeds support M Club of Greater Detroit Scholarship Fund

For information regarding this event, please call (313) 318-0797 or email