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streaker
12-26-2012, 06:54 AM
There might be four groups there, but there will only be one band worth hearing... tSGFitW... Huskies Pep Band.
The A&T Panthers might own the dome, but there is only one drumline that owns the Joe.

Ryan J

We may be accused of having ugly helmets.... but you guys take the cake for ugly band outfits. Bring on the Big Top. ;)

Huskiefan906
12-26-2012, 07:49 AM
Has anyone heard how the injured players were progressing?
Are all but Sova available for the Huskies.

streaker
12-26-2012, 09:07 AM
Has anyone heard how the injured players were progressing?
Are all but Sova available for the Huskies.

The MTU website has Fillion and Kero "available". No Blake Pietila (USA WJT).

Huskiefan906
12-26-2012, 02:14 PM
Who will be in net for UM?

JohnsonsJerseys
12-26-2012, 02:51 PM
We may be accused of having ugly helmets.... but you guys take the cake for ugly band outfits. Bring on the Big Top. ;)

I can't argue that point. At least now the band all has the same stripes. I was in the era where there were several different sets of stripes based on your section because they couldn't find any company to make new adult size coveralls in colors. A couple sections wore black / gold, the trombones wore red / white (except when we played WI, then they were not allowed), and the drummers / trumpets had a rainbow of colors on theirs.

Here is a photo from the game that Tech played at the Big House in AA. I believe that was an event where alumni were invited to join the band which explains the stipes in this photo.
<img src="http://dawgs.students.mtu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2004/11/Bash2.jpg">

streaker
12-27-2012, 08:12 AM
Who will be in net for UM?

My guess? Junior Adam Janecyk. He just shut out WMU in his first start this season.(In all fairness, Michigan played perhaps their best defensive game of the season and scratched out two third period goals to win the game. Janny played well, but wasn't challenged too much by a WMU team that also seemed to mail it in.) Berenson doesn't announce until game day typically, and likes to go with either the guy that looks the sharpest in practice or the goalie who had the hot hand in the previous game. All he is looking for is a goaltender to make the stops he should, and that hasn't happened much this season.

Steve Racine has been rather inconsistent (and I mean from shift to shift, not just period to period) and gave up some rather soft goals his last outing against WMU. He also struggles when handling the puck. Our other freshman, Jared Rutledge had an eye injury coming into the season- started the season opener, did well for two periods and then melted down in the third period against RIT. He has looked uncomfortable ever since and his confidence seems shot. Rutledge was the heir apparent (USNDT) hotshot that was supppose to be the incumbent taking over for Hunwick. It's easy to project that he hasn't been able to handle that pressure although he does have that ability.

streaker
12-27-2012, 08:16 AM
I can't argue that point. At least now the band all has the same stripes. I was in the era where there were several different sets of stripes based on your section because they couldn't find any company to make new adult size coveralls in colors. A couple sections wore black / gold, the trombones wore red / white (except when we played WI, then they were not allowed), and the drummers / trumpets had a rainbow of colors on theirs.

Here is a photo from the game that Tech played at the Big House in AA. I believe that was an event where alumni were invited to join the band which explains the stipes in this photo.
<img src="http://dawgs.students.mtu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2004/11/Bash2.jpg">

Now JJ, keep in mind that I'm just poking at you and the band. It was great having them at Michigan Stadium.

I respect the ability and the joviality the MTU band brings to the arena.

My guess is that the U-M band will be in Tampa for the bowl game, so the Alumni band will be there in the place of the Hockey Pep Band. Could be wrong.

Huskiefan906
12-27-2012, 12:06 PM
MSU is practicing at Suburban - Macomb tomorrow.
No word where Tech is practicing.

I am expecting to see Genoe but have a feeling it might be Copley.
The former UM angle on the other bench will be fun to see playout with Muckalt and Shields assisting Mel.
You know they all want to win the first one against each other.

Lawson_lunatic27
12-27-2012, 04:57 PM
I am excited for my first GLI tournament. Hopefully Western is able to find the same luck we had last time we were invited to the GLI. I have been to a handful of CCHA tournaments at the Joe... what can I expect for the GLI as far as a the crowd? Hopefully there are more people than the CCHA tournament and a little more rivalry between the fans.

Huskiefan906
12-27-2012, 08:08 PM
The GLI consistently outdraws the CCHA tourney.
Attendance has fallen recently - there is always a lot of banter amongst the rival fans.

streaker
12-27-2012, 09:27 PM
The GLI consistently outdraws the CCHA tourney.
Attendance has fallen recently - there is always a lot of banter amongst the rival fans.

Same draw as the CCHA tourney IF Michigan or MSU is in the final. And, when was the last time WMU was in the GLI... wasn't it like in the 70's?

Biddco
12-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Same draw as the CCHA tourney IF Michigan or MSU is in the final. And, when was the last time WMU was in the GLI... wasn't it like in the 70's?1986 when they won the tournament. The other time was 1977. Lake State was also in the tournament that year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes_Invitational

Huskiefan906
12-28-2012, 09:22 AM
Last time Western was in the tourney. A couple of MSU fans poured beer on Western's Culhane in the penalty box.
He started climbing the glass and the security quickly removed the two MSU fans who looked to be in their 40's.

MGoBlueHockey
12-28-2012, 09:25 PM
Last time Western was in the tourney. A couple of MSU fans poured beer on Western's Culhane in the penalty box.
He started climbing the glass and the security quickly removed the two MSU fans who looked to be in their 40's.

Sounds like something fans of that team would do.

MGoBlueHockey
12-28-2012, 09:28 PM
I think Michigan will pull it out this weekend and win their 3rd straight GLI.


If they play like they did their last game, they can beat each of these teams any night. Just need to play defense and have Janecyk have a game.

Will be tough with Trouba out at the WJCs but I think they can do it. Did it last year without Merrill, can do it again this year.

Biddco
12-29-2012, 08:43 AM
Western has some very nice throwbacks for this weekend:


https://twitter.com/bodnarwmu/status/285024105722417152/photo/1

I cannot remember if State has throwbacks for this weekend or not...


I was also told Western's band will not be in attendance. too bad.

lawdoggies
12-29-2012, 10:28 AM
MTU -vs- UM : Who can put a better goalie on the ice?? :confused:

Spartanforlife4
12-29-2012, 10:56 AM
State should still be wearing the script ones this weekend. The home script has become the Saturday night jersey since the Michigan game. I don't know if they have to wear the regular one due to contract obligations but I'm pretty sure these guys would much rather wear the scripts every game. They even had the team pictures taken in them.

http://www.spartanjerseys.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/hockey.jpg

MGoBlueHockey
12-29-2012, 12:10 PM
Michigan throwbacks

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/154422_2610940208640_575485640_n.jpg

MGoBlueHockey
12-29-2012, 12:10 PM
MTU -vs- UM : Who can put a better goalie on the ice?? :confused:

Janecyk without a doubt will get the start being he shutout western last game.