November 24th, 2007

Michigan Over Minnesota, 5-1: College Hockey Showcase

My Thanksgiving pilgrimage took me to Michigan. Here I had the opportunity to catch some of action at the 15 Annual College Hockey Showcase, played at Yost Arena of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Tonight No. 2-ranked Michigan skated to a 5-1 win against No. 15-ranked Minnesota. Minnesota handed Michigan it’s only lost for the season earlier this year.

ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 24: Members of the University of Michigan gather before a game with the University of Minnesota during a hockey game on November 24, 2007 at the Yost Arena of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Allen Clark/OffWing)

Michigan came into tonight’s game ranked No. 2 and now holds a 12 game winning streak. The last time that Michigan swept the College Hockey Showcase was in 2002.

See more photos from the game by visiting our Photoshelter gallery and our flickr page.

ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 24: Kyle Okposa of the University of Michigan face off against Mike Hoeffel of the University of Minnesota during a hockey game on November 24, 2007 at the Yost Arena of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Allen Clark/OffWing)

ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 24: Kevin Quick of the University of Michigan controls the puck of during a hockey game with the University of Minnesota on November 24, 2007 at the Yost Arena of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Allen Clark/OffWing)

ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 24: Goalie Billy Sauer of the University of Michigan prevents a goal during a hockey game with the University of Minnesota on November 24, 2007 at the Yost Arena of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Allen Clark/OffWing)

Unlike their football counterparts these Big Ten are actually in different conferences, Michigan is part of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), while Minnesota skates in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) conference. The Annual College Hockey Showcase is an opportunity for cross conference play among the Michigan and Michigan State University of the CCHA, and Wisconsin and Minnesota of the WCHA.

ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 24: Goalie Jeff Frazee of the University of Michigan prevents a goal during a hockey game with the University of Minnesota on November 24, 2007 at the Yost Arena of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Allen Clark/OffWing)

See more photos from the game by visiting our Photoshelter gallery and our flickr page.

Also stop by our new sister website OffWing Photo where we focus on photography, especially sports photography.

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