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JohnsonsJerseys
10-27-2014, 05:25 PM
Michigan visits Houghton for the first time since 1983 when both teams were members of the CCHA.
Just in case the Wolverines were thinking they were going to be the big attraction this weekend,
the Huskies remind you that the STANLEY CUP and other historic hardware will be in Houghton this weekend.
Ryan J

http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/201410279w68ik
Michigan Tech is excited to announce that the Stanley Cup will be at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Friday (Oct. 31).
Fans will be able to view the Stanley Cup along with the Hart Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, MacNaughton Cup and Gibson Cup.

<img src="http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/sports/mice/2014-15/photos/stanley-story-image.jpg">

aparch
10-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Nice to see those trophies make a trip to the UP!

Since it's been 30+ years since Michigan has played in Houghton, I started looking up things that have changed since Michigan was in town, and tweeted a bunch of them with tag: #umichmtu1983 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/umichmtu1983)

It started as a goof, but godda<!--.-->mn has there been a lot of changes.

MaBell (AT&T) was still a monopoly.
The Indianapolis Colts still called Baltimore home.
Def Leppards' drummer had both arms still.
The Italian Hall in Calumet was still standing.

:eek:

There are a bunch more I will tweet out later this week.

geezer
10-27-2014, 07:21 PM
geezer was a minor.

streaker
10-27-2014, 07:31 PM
Speaking of 1983, I believe that is the year Steve Yzerman was drafted by the Wings and ended up scoring 39 goals and 87 points. It took 14 years, but the Cup drought would end. (It also was the year I got married. You do the math.)

huskyfan
10-28-2014, 09:18 AM
hoping the hockey Wolverines play like the football Wolverines in Houghton.

are many fans making the trip? students? band? (oh please no)

wolverineTrumpet
10-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Nice to see those trophies make a trip to the UP!

Since it's been 30+ years since Michigan has played in Houghton, I started looking up things that have changed since Michigan was in town, and tweeted a bunch of them with tag: #umichmtu1983 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/umichmtu1983)

It started as a goof, but godda<!--.-->mn has there been a lot of changes.

MaBell (AT&T) was still a monopoly.
The Indianapolis Colts still called Baltimore home.
Def Leppards' drummer had both arms still.
The Italian Hall in Calumet was still standing.

:eek:

There are a bunch more I will tweet out later this week.
:mad: wT was 1 year old, but she's still bitter about the #$&(#*& Colts. :mad:
Although, a couple of Super Bowl wins for the Ravens has helped to dull the bitterness...some.


hoping the hockey Wolverines play like the football Wolverines in Houghton.

are many fans making the trip? students? band? (oh please no)
Band doesn't do hockey away games (that I know of) except the Joe (GLI/State), outdoor games and NCAA tourney. Besides that, it's homecoming weekend in Ann Arbor. Part of the reason I couldn't find anyone to travel to Houghton with me, which is why I'm staying home. :(

alfablue
10-28-2014, 09:47 AM
hoping the hockey Wolverines play like the football Wolverines in Houghton.

are many fans making the trip? students? band? (oh please no)

The allure of homecoming overcomes my free lodging in Tapiola.

That, and the 10 hour drive....

Broseph Stalin
10-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Does Michigan fly to Houghton or do they slum it on a bus? I hope they take the bus. I think they'd love the beautiful Seney Stretch.

JohnsonsJerseys
10-28-2014, 11:04 AM
Does Michigan fly to Houghton or do they slum it on a bus?
If they flew to an in-state game they would never hear the end of it.
#CakeEaters
Ryan J

aparch
10-28-2014, 11:12 AM
There is a flight plan logged (with today's date) on Flightaware.com from Willow Run (KYIP) to Houghton (KCMX).

If I remember right, Michigan flew into KI Sawyer their last few years in the CCHA.

*edit* Never mind on the scheduled flight from Willow Run. It's way too small for a hockey team to be on. Hell, it might be too small to have the Stanley Cup on it. :eek:

Flashy Man
10-28-2014, 11:18 AM
Michigan should be honored to be playing in a building that has hosted hockey longer than Yost and is named after a former Michigan hockey player instead of a football coach.

wolverineTrumpet
10-28-2014, 11:45 AM
If they flew to an in-state game they would never hear the end of it.
#CakeEaters
Ryan J

I don't know, I always found it intersting that someone could live further away than I did from U of M and still pay in state tuition. Houghton is about as far from Ann Arbor as my hometown in Maryland.

Also, why sit on a bus when you have B1G money for fancy planes?

Wi.Huskies Fan
10-28-2014, 01:35 PM
Saturday's game should be a sellout for sure. There are only 13 (single reserved seats) available for purchase.
Friday's game has more seats available (understandable with Halloween night).
Section A- 47 seats
Sections B&C- 21 seats
Sections D&E- 3 seats
Sections F&G- 95 seats
Section I- 83 seats
Sections J&K- 60 seats
Sections N&O- 2 seats
(As of 2:30pm Tues.)
Friday's game has sections for groups, as many of the seats are together.
Get your tickets. I think both nights will sellout.

huskyfan
10-28-2014, 03:39 PM
am wondering if any of their hockey players will attempt to stick a spear in the ice? ;)

JohnsonsJerseys
10-28-2014, 04:42 PM
am wondering if any of their hockey players will attempt to stick a spear in the ice? ;)
No, I don't think so. But maybe we'll see something like <a href="http://youtu.be/pcLGX5qvUcI">THIS VIDEO</a> if Tech sweeps Michigan?
CAUTION: Video contains images of a Goofer destroying a goal cage.
Ryan J

alnike
10-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Michigan would charter a flight to Marquette for its last few visits to NMU. Thought they took a bus to the Soo though. I am sure they will fly this weekend.

huskyfan
10-29-2014, 07:30 AM
charter a flight? candy a55es. cant take a little bus time? that's what happens when you dont play in the CCHA anymore.

John J. MacInnes
10-29-2014, 08:07 AM
Michigan State chartered to Houghton last fall. Their usual cutoff was 6 hours so they would fly to Marquette, but bus to Miami Ohio since that only took 5 1/2.

John J. MacInnes
10-29-2014, 08:13 AM
From my personal archives - here's the program from the last time Michigan played in Houghton. Be sure to look for Mel on the front page (with the headset on) and of course the infamous Cooperalls.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1zFczrqHzLxR1g0ZHVvQTY2MWs/view?usp=sharing

huskyfan
10-29-2014, 08:53 AM
From my personal archives - here's the program from the last time Michigan played in Houghton. Be sure to look for Mel on the front page (with the headset on) and of course the infamous Cooperalls.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1zFczrqHzLxR1g0ZHVvQTY2MWs/view?usp=sharing

cool. thanks for sharing that!