UM - Hagelin, Rust Lynch, Langlais, Summers, Hogan
MTU - Baker, Kattelus, Dobson, Kivisto, Seigo, Robinson
1:18 - Wohlberg gets taken down by VanWagner and we go to a Michigan PP.
This should be a decent enough game - wish more people were here to see it. Oh well. I'm here and Karl is at ice level with camera in tow. Pretty swell coverage we got going here, eh?
2:55 UM can't get anything going here.
3:11 Robinson with a good save on a point shot from Summers.
This PA is TOO LOUD. Four minutes in and my ears are bleeding.
6:41 Kivisto with a nice hit on Brown along the boards. Finally, something to make some noise about.
In an unrelated, yet related, note - USCHO's Bob Miller has done away with the mustache.
The PA just yelled some announcement about a tote bag. Now I hear Michigan Tech cow bell. Who brings cow bell any more?
7:59 Now the Tech band is playing the Darth Vader theme. Because that sounds well during a stoppage in play.
9:09 A scramble in front of Robinson, but no goal. No noise, either.
10:07 Robinson with a save on Llewellyn, who then wants some from a Tech player. Should have gone to the OHL, Tris...just saying...
11:46 Hogan smothers an Olson shot for his first big test of the game.
11:50 Kampfer for hooking off the draw.
12:13 Kattelus misses the net on the PP.
13:24 MacLeod for tripping Moffie after Moffie made a save on a shot with Hogan out of position.
15:22 With two ticks left on McLeod's penalty, Sparks nets his first NCAA goal. Great place to get it, too. Rust and Hagelin with the apples.
16:14 Royer for elbowing.
The Hard Lessons have a concert at the intermission. WHO???
20:00 End of one - 1-0 Michigan, who also lead in shots, 14-7.
1:06 Seigo for interference.
2:50 2-0 Wolverines. Lebler announced, but looked like Wohlberg with a tip. It may be changed. No, it should be changed.
4:48 Slow pace...
6:43 Summers for a trip. I guess.
The conversation in the press box has turned to the popcorn. The term "buttery morsels" was tossed around.
7:51 Langlais for high-sticking!!!!!!!!! That's the way the PA dude is announcing it.
8:12 Llewellyn for holding. And "Benny & The Jets" gets air time. WHY???
9:09 Kampfer for slashing. MTU needs a goal - or three.
10:12 It all starts with one. Olson on a nice cross-ice feed from Cousens. Hogan was WAY out of position.
Yet, still no energy in the JLA. I need/want/crave a nap. Or "quiet time" like we say at our house to the kiddos.
12:59 Doriott for holding. Michigan looking for their third PPG.
15:13 The UM band plays "The Final Countdown" even though it's not.
16:15 Olson for a high stick. The penalty parade continues...
17:18 With Robinson's arse to the play, Rust banks it off of said arse. Just a terrible goal. Good thing MTU has both backups dressed.
End of two - 3-1 Michigan and shots are 32-14 Michigan.
Off to grow a tail now. Not really. Just sounded like a cool thing to write.
Not much early, but I'm digging the flat screens in the press box.
1:05 Jimmy Buffett's "Cheeseburger In Paradise" gets play. Again, why??? Good tune, but we only get pizza post-game. Might send someone out for burgers after this game. Karl???
3:08 Players hanging out around the Michigan net, so Kattelus steps in and gets No. 1 on the season. Now a 3-2 game, folks.
5:38 JLA starting to get loud and filled with fans ... for the Michigan State-RPI game.
6:28 Pietila gets trashed along the boards and skates hunched over to the bench. Didn't see who hit him, though.
9:26 Huge carom off the boards leads to Sparks getting goal No. 2. Robinson looked like a dying carp trying to get in position.
Our first playing of a song with the word "Shorty" gets heard with 50 Cent's "In Da Club." Fantastic.
12:22 Baker gets Tech back to within a goal by finishing off a 2-on-1 break with Dobson. Just blew it by Hogan, who looks bored out there. Until he stops Kattelus from point-blank range at 12:45.
Pizza has arrived in the press box. Good, I'm starving. The popcorn just wasn't cutting it.
18:00 Two-minute warning.
18:58 Hogan's poke-check almost winds up behind him. MTU calls time-out. Robinson stays on the bench.
19:48 Lebler with the ENG with Sparks wide-open. Lebler realized it, too.
Carl Hagelin and action photo by Karl Henkel/MiCHO