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Michigan Hockey

CCHA Commissioner discusses 2010 Frozen Four, video replay and more

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

DETROIT — Amid excitement about the upcoming Final Four at Ford Field, the hockey world is more focused on its turn.
The 2010 Frozen Four will take place at Ford Field, and CCHA Commissioner Tom Anastos discussed plans for it at a brunch this afternoon.

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Michigan beats Alaska to advance to CCHA championship game

Anna Bakeman/ Daily

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

The two teams battled to a series split earlier this season.
Both were marquee teams in the CCHA for most of the season.
And tomorrow night, No. 3 Michigan and No. 1 Notre Dame will battle for the conference championship.

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The Game: Hockey LiveBlog: CCHA Semifinals vs. Alaska @ Joe Louis Arena

BY GJON JUNCAJ

The Daily writers are in downtown Detroit to cover the Wolverines' semifinal matchup with the Alaska Nanooks.  Michigan brings in the CCHA's top offense at 3.5 goals/game, and are coming off a dominant performance in last weekend's two-game quarterfinal sweep of Western Michigan. Alaska boasts a smothering defense corps and the CCHA Player of the Year, goalie Chad Johnson.

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Hogan overshadowed by other CCHA goalies

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

This weekend's CCHA Championship at Joe Louis Arena will be a battleground for top goaltenders.
One of them was named CCHA Player of the Year — Alaska's Chad Johnson.
Another was a finalist for the award — Notre Dame's Jordan Pearce.

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Under-the-radar Langlais excelling on the blue line for Wolverine hockey team

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

He’s 5-foot-8 and weighs 180 pounds. That's eight inches shorter and 30 pounds lighter than senior captain and NHL first-round draft pick Mark Mitera.
He’s from Spokane, Wash., which is better known for being the home of basketball powerhouse Gonzaga than producing solid hockey players.

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Rust's success in World Juniors spurs second-half surge

BY GJON JUNCAJ

During the past 10 weeks, sophomore Matt Rust has been the exception to a strange rule.
When the center on the Michigan hockey team joined Team USA in December for the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, Ont., he was stuck in the worst slump of his collegiate career. In his 13 games prior to the international tournament, Rust had managed just two points, both assists.

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Miller says sentimental farewell to Yost

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

Four little words brought tears to Michigan senior forward Tim Miller’s eyes.
“Last game at Yost.”
Two consecutive questions at Saturday’s post-game press conference included that phrase, and Miller let his emotions show as he reflected on his final moments playing at Yost Ice Arena as a member of the Michigan hockey team.

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Michael Eisenstein: Wolverines' defense getting the attention it deserves

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

When the first period wound down to its final minute on Saturday night, the Yost Ice Arena faithful gave one of the most enthusiastic “How much time is left?” chants of the season, following it up with a 10-second countdown to end the frame — all for the big zero on the shot-on-goal counter.

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SportsMonday Column: A final farewell to Yost

BY NATE SANDALS

Forgive me for being sentimental, but it was sad to leave Yost Ice Arena after Michigan beat Western Michigan 6-1 on Saturday night.
I’ve written about what a special place Yost is before. It has a special blend of history, hockey and hilarity that I haven’t found anywhere else on this campus.

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Wolverines make short work of Broncos

Clif Reeder/Daily

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

Maybe the Western Michigan hockey team was simply hoping to sneak out of the first period early in both of its games against No. 3 Michigan this weekend.
In both games of the CCHA Quarterfinal series, the Broncos checked out just a few seconds too soon.

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