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Cornell-Michigan at the Garden and on MSG Network Saturday

Posted By Carp On November 21, 2012 @ 11:52 am In Hockey,Lockout,New York Rangers,NHL | 12 Comments

From MSG Network:

MSG NETWORK TO TELECAST CORNELL VS. MICHIGAN ICE HOCKEY GAME LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

“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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