Archive for June, 2011

Former Wolverine Kampfer to Get Name on Stanley Cup

June 16, 2011

Another former Michigan Wolverine hockey player will soon have his name etched forever on the Stanley Cup.

Former  defenseman Steve Kampfer’s Boston Bruins capturedLord Stanley’s Cup last night with a 4-0 victory over Vancouver in Game 7 of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals. 

Kampfer, who played at Michigan from 2007-10 becomes the 17th Wolverine alumnus to win the Stanley Cup. A rookie for the Bruins in 2010-11, Kampfer played 38 regular-season games. He scored 5 five goals and 5 assists, earning a +9 plus/minus rating and finished the season with 12 penalty minutes. Kampfer did not play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

At Michigan, Kampfer scored 7 goals and 53 assists in a 147 game career. He helped the Wolverines win the 2007-08 CCHA regular-season championship as well as 2008 and 2010 CCHA Tournament titles.

For a complete list of Wolverines listed on the Stanley Cup, get the book Michigan Ice Hockey, Celebrating the All-Time Greats and Most Memorable Moments by Greg Nelson.

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Michigan hockey team heads outside again!

June 16, 2011

The University of Michigan’s hockey team is headed outside again. The Wolverines will play an outdoor game for the third consecutive season, versus Ohio State, at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Michigan announced the game would take place Sunday, Jan. 15 inside the stadium of the Cleveland Indians.

Michigan lost to Wisconsin, 3-2, in February 2010 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, and defeated Michigan State, 5-0, last season at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines helped kickstart the outdoor hockey craze back in 2001 when they traveled to Michigan State and skated to a 3-3 tie at Spartan Stadium.

Learn more about the history and traditions of Michigan hockey with the book, Michigan Ice Hockey, Celebrating the All-Time Greats and Most Memorable Moments.