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How the 2013 Winter Classic came to Michigan Stadium

How the 2013 Winter Classic came to Michigan Stadium

The inaugural meeting between the Toronto St. Patricks and Detroit Cougars took place on Jan. 4, 1927 at Border Cities Arena in Windsor, Ontario. The arena — nicknamed “The Barn” — was the Cougars’ first home.

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Michigan hockey sweeps No. 2 Ohio State, backed by Hunwick’s brilliant goaltending

Michigan hockey sweeps No. 2 Ohio State, backed by Hunwick’s brilliant goaltending

At times during Sunday’s game, it looked like Shawn Hunwick forgot he was playing in an outdoor hockey game.

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Boston U. holds off No. 3 Denver, 4-3

Boston U. holds off No. 3 Denver, 4-3

With less than 15 minutes left against No. 3 U. Denver Saturday night, Kieran Millan was closing in on history. Thanks to a healthy 4-0 Boston U. men’s hockey team lead and Millan’s perfect 24 saves through two periods, the senior goaltender looked like he was on his way to winning his 63rd game as a Terrier, a new school record.

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Notre Dame moves to Hockey East

The ice of the Compton Family Ice Arena was busy Wednesday afternoon — but not with skates, sticks and pucks. Microphones, cameras and reporters instead filled the ice to hear Notre Dame’s big announcement: The Irish are heading east. Beginning in the 2013-14 season, Notre Dame will play in the Hockey East conference, leaving the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).

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Cleveland Indians announce outdoor hockey game between Michigan and Ohio State at Progressive Field

Cleveland Indians announce outdoor hockey game between Michigan and Ohio State at Progressive Field

An outdoor game between the Ohio State and Michigan hockey programs was imminent in May, nearly a done deal in June, and dead in July. But now it’s official.

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Despite shakeup, WCHA shows signs of life as legit conference

The landscape has shifted greatly in college hockey, and the U. Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves are right in the center of the chaos. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), a league in which the ‘Wolves have played in since 1993, is now back to six teams after the formal introduction of former WCHA member Northern Michigan. The Wildcats, who currently play in the Central Collegiate Hockey Conference, will rejoin the league they left back in 1997 come the 2013-14 season.

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Michigan beats No. 1 North Dakota 2-0, advances to NCAA hockey title game

Led by a 40-save performance by senior goaltender Shawn Hunwick, the Michigan hockey team beat top-ranked North Dakota 2-0 in its first Frozen Four appearance since 2008. With just over six minutes left in the first period, freshman Jon Merrill slapped a laser from the blue line.

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At all levels, hockey player protection debated

On March 8, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara raced up the ice alongside Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty. Chara, 6-foot-9 and 260 pounds, lowered his shoulder and forced Pacioretty into a stanchion between the teams’ benches. Pacioretty collapsed, motionless on the ice; a few hours later he was diagnosed with a severe concussion and a fractured vertebra.

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No. 10 New Hampshire beats No. 4 Boston College, 2-1

Discipline. It’s something the No. 4 Boston College men’s hockey team has lacked early this season

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Top-ranked Boston College hockey ready for stiff test at Denver

Top-ranked Boston College hockey ready for stiff test at Denver

Boston College head coach Jerry York is still focusing more on how his team looks than how the other team does. But the 39-year coaching veteran knows it would be unwise to ignore what happened in Denver last year: a two-goal surge in the third period that stole Boston College’s momentum and doused its chances of flying home with a win.

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