Mel Pearson show notes:
Really impressed with our team, credit to Shelast, 3 games in 3 days. Both teams had good pace/energy level on Sunday.
Several people came forwards and donated youth tickets, Mel thanked each of them, great to have people in the community and around our program.
We don't set ticket prices, that's the league. Mel has bone to pick with them to work on that at league meetings.
Had team come in at noon Sunday, gave them more time, with Game 3 and losing an hour
Mel is always trying to read what team needs, rest, pushed, pulled etc
Mel gave a shoutout to his friend John B and Michigan basketball. The plane adversity and winning the B1G tourney.
You could see we had the energy on Sunday. We only made the one change. Our depth is getting tested due to injuries, no Steman/Baltus, credit to our team.
Mel didn't see the first too many men initially. But fans started yelling, and refs made the call. Thanks to fans.
Are Penn State/Ohio State on NC radar?
Yes and no. Would prefer in state MI schools. Penn State doesn't want to travel too much. Look at their schedule. Not sure either would come to the UP.
Question related to unsung heros:
Watson, doesn't get the points, bus is great.
Ray Brice, Evan Anderson, Kero, come and compete everyday. Push our guys to be better. They do a great job.
Let captains choose Sunday jersey - they went with gold.
Dirk putt off NCAA tourney questions that were coming in.
Did speak to the fact Mel is on selection committee. Tomorrow conference call, go over regional assignment, review ticket sales etc. If your team is involved you have to remove yourself that Saturday night for seeding/locations.
General Admission are now on sale. Suites are sold out. Some reserved still available.
It'll be one of bigger MTU Hockey games in awhile. This isn't just about our team, it's about out student body to experience a game like this. Knew we've had Bball games etc in past, fantastic to have events like this.