AnnArbor.com has an article up on the team’s mindset heading into the opening round of the playoffs.
Of note from the article is that Bryan Hogan missed practice Monday nursing his groin injury and Red Berenson expects Shawn Hunwick to start in goal this weekend. There’s a chance Hogan could practice late in the week, in which case Berenson said he would consider using him, but it’s wait and see.
Also, the article states that Berenson is planning on sending in video and a still photo which shows the puck in the net from the Notre Dame game to league officials regarding the waived off goal. No, this isn’t some post-game whining and looking for an apology. At issue, according to AA.com, is the lack of technical equipment which would have allowed Big Ten Network camera angles to be used during replay.
Two years ago, league officials vowed to purchase two sets of the linking equipment that would allow TV footage to be used on reviews.
Berenson said the league asked Michigan to purchase the equipment, which it did and which is used on a regular basis at Yost. But the league did not buy the equipment leaving rinks like Notre Dame’s to depend on a single view.
“The system did not work,” Berenson said. “Everybody on TV can see the puck go in the net, and it’s an embarrassment. Here’s schools like Notre Dame and Michigan and the CCHA and their reputation goes down. What the hell is that?“
And finally a local newspaper posted some video on YouTube of Michigan recruit Mac Bennett fighting with Fargo’s Matt Leitner. Bennett is #37 in the dark jersey. Not much of a fight, though he gets the take down.