There were a number of good choices this week but we don’t give enough love to hockey here so had to go with the sweep this past weekend. That school in Ohio was suppose to be one of the top teams in College Hockey… well the wolverines went to Columbus and put down a beat down. Then played them 2 days later in an outdoor game in Cleveland and did it again.
Via Yahoo Sports
Michigan cools Ohio State in outdoor hockey game
CLEVELAND – There was the usual tailgating and taunting.
And when Ohio State’s tuba player bowed to dot the “i” and the crowd roared, it felt and looked like a football Saturday in Columbus or Ann Arbor.
Except it was January and the band member was standing directly on the blue-line — outdoors — on a spot normally occupied by a second baseman.
Ohio State and Michigan took their heated rivalry to the ice Sunday, playing the first outdoor college hockey game in Ohio before 25,864 fans who downed hot chocolate and other beverages to combat plunging temperatures at Progressive Field, seasonal home of the Cleveland Indians.
Derek DeBlois and David Wohlberg scored 28 seconds apart in the second period to lead the No. 15 Wolverines to a 4-1 win over the No. 2 Buckeyes, who were the “home” team despite being a two-hour drive from campus and were outplayed for three periods by their nemesis from the north.
However, the outcome was secondary to the event, which was deemed a huge success.
“A great spectacle,” said Michigan coach Red Berensen, who has led the Wolverines to 21 straight NCAA appearances. “It was a special event.”
Especially for Michigan, which beat Ohio State 4-0 on Friday in Columbus.
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