Let there be light!

Assistant coach Brian Wiseman posted this photo of the Yost renovation on Twitter yesterday.  Looks phenomenal!  Can’t wait to see a game there this season.

HALL OF HONOR

The legendary Brendan Morrison was among three athletes inducted in to the U-M Athletics Hall of Honor this past weekend.

“Gustavo, Rob and Brendan distinguished themselves while competing at the University of Michigan and helped make their teams better because of their hard work, dedication and passion for their respective sports,” said Dave Brandon, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. “They are deserving of induction into the U-M Athletics Hall of Honor, the highest athletic distinction that our athletic department bestows upon a former student-athlete or coach. We look forward to celebrating their athletic and professional endeavors later this academic year.”

Morrison amassed a school record 284 points during his four year career, a figure that will most likely never be broken.  To break it down, you would have to average 71 points per season to tie him.  Good luck keeping a player around for another season if they put up 71 points in one year.

Morrison was a three-time All-American, captured the 1997 Hobey Baker Award, and was named the U-M Male Athlete of the Year in 1996-97.  He was a two-time CCHA Player of the Year and three-time All-CCHA First Team selection.  Morrison helped the Wolverines win four straight CCHA regular season titles and capture three CCHA tournament titles.  And, of course, he’ll always be remembered for scoring the overtime winner in the 1996 national championship game, and he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the ’96 Frozen Four.  Simply put, Morrison was “the man.”

A well deserved honor, so a big congratulations to him!

CCHA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

The CCHA released the schedule for the conference tournament and it kind of sucks but they kind of had no choice, either.  The traditional Friday-Saturday semifinal-championship is getting bumped to a Saturday-Sunday afternoon slate due to a Detroit Red Wings home game Friday (well, provided there is an NHL season).

Friday, March 22 will be the CCHA Awards at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Saturday, March 23 the CCHA semifinals will take place at 1:05 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena.

Sunday, March 24 the CCHA Championship final will take place at 2:05 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena.  There will not be a consolation game.  The championship game will also push back the NCAA Selection Show to 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU.