Friday, January 16, 2009

Go Blue

I overlooked it this week, but the Michigan hockey team had a great pair of wins last weekend.  5-1 and 4-0 over what was a top ten ranked Miami of Ohio team.  This inched the Wolverines up to #6 nationally, and sent a message that Red is not going to stand for a middle of the pack CCHA finish.  But most importantly, notice who got the net-work in these two games: Bryan Hogan played all 120 minutes.  Billy Sauer sat the whole time.  Has Red settled on Hogan (the sophomore) over Sauer (the senior) as his go-to guy?  After the last few NCAA tournament meltdowns, I can't say I'd blame him.  In fact, I'd like to see this team get a chance at the title without looking over their shoulder to see if Sauer is breaking down every night.

By the way, the soph's continue to run this team.  Top scorers:
Caporusso - 28 pts (and the Cy Young leader with 18 G and only 10 A)
Palushaj - 27pts
Hagelin - 16pts
Langlais - 13pts

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