Cornell-Michigan at the Garden and on MSG Network Saturday


From MSG Network:


“The Frozen Apple” Matchup Set for Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m. 

New York, NY (November 21, 2012) – MSG Network will telecast the Cornell University vs. University of Michigan college ice hockey game live from Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m. Dubbed “The Frozen Apple,” the game telecast will feature MSG’s John Giannone calling play-by-play and Billy Jaffe as analyst.

The non-conference game, which is nearly sold out and features two NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey perennial powers, marks the first time in Garden history that the Big Red from Cornell will host the Michigan Wolverines and is a rematch of the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal in March, which ended with an overtime victory for the Big Red.

Cornell, which is expected to wear camouflage jerseys during the second period of Saturday’s game in support of The Wounded Warrior Project,  previously participated in the three (2007, 2009 and 2011) sold-out “Red Hot Hockey” games versus Boston University at the Garden in front of 18,200 passionate students, alumni, parents and fans on each occasion. The inaugural game, held on November 24, 2007, marked the first time a collegiate hockey game had sold out at The World’s Most Famous Arena.

The schools, which are tied 3-3-1 in the all-time series, have proud college hockey traditions with significant ties to each other in both the immediate and distant past. The programs first met on January 2, 1965, with Michigan skating away with a 7-1 victory at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell won on the same date 23 years later, 6-3, in the Yale Hockey Classic at Ingalls Rink. The teams then met in 1991 in an NCAA East Regional first-round series at Michigan’s Yost Ice Arena. The Wolverines won the series, two games to one. The only other game between the programs was a 3-3 tie on January 7, 1997 at Yost.

The University of Michigan has won the national championship nine times (1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1964, 1996 and 1998), which is more than any other program at the Division I level. Cornell has claimed the title twice (1967, 1970). The two schools have seen scores of former players forge careers in the National Hockey League, including the likes of Douglas Murray, Matt Moulson, Colin Greening, Ken Dryden and Joe Nieuwendyk (Cornell), as well as Marty Turco, Mike Cammalleri and Mike Komisarek (Michigan).


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  1. $189m doesnt sound like a lot in the big scheme of things but when the original figure offered to “make-whole” was $211m, then we are talking a large increase (90%). I reckon the league will come back with a $250m “take-it-or-leave-it” offer (again).

    I still think that the only way this ends soon is if the Snider’s, Dolan’s of the league and CBJ (ie those that make a lot more money playing than not) put Bettman and Jacobs under pressure to cut the best deal possible before the season is lost.

  2. OMG!!! 2 Andre Dore tweets in one day!!! The Hockey God’s are shining on me today!!! THANK YOU!! Get a damn deal done!!

  3. The Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm in dense fog 21 miles off the coast of Nantucket.

  4. I’m reading through all that twitter gibberish —-> about the new NHLPA proposal and finding myself not paying attention to any details. I used to analyze every single proposal and it’s meaning in dollars, cap numbers etc. My mind has adjusted to an idea that it doesn’t mean carcillo until they agree on something. Then I’ll internalize it….Maybe.

  5. One thing I just read said the nhlpa suggests that the cap floor is a % of the ceiling. In all of this negotiation it’s the nhlpa figuring out things the nhl should have thought of first.

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