Four UM Wolverines named to Team USA roster for World Championship
Four players with University of Michigan ties will represent Team USA at the the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship this month. The team departs for Helsinki, Finland on Saturday and will open tournament play May 13 vs. Latvia. “We’ve got a great group of players who we know will represent our country extremely well at the world championship,” team general manager Ryan Martin said in a news release. Bordeleau, a 2020 second-round pick of the San Jose Sharks, and Blankenburg, last year’s team captain, signed pro deals last month after Michigan’s season. RELATED: Nick Blankenburg’s rise from walk-on to Michigan hockey captainBordeleau had 20 goals and 47 assists in 61 games over two seasons in Ann Arbor.mlive.com
WMU hockey coach Pat Ferschweiler named to Team USA staff for 2023 World Juniors
KALAMAZOO, MI – Team USA will have a Kalamazoo connection at the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships. USA Hockey announced Tuesday the inclusion of Western Michigan’s Pat Ferschweiler on its 2023 U.S. National Junior Team coaching staff for the upcoming World Juniors tournament, which will be held from Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 5, 2023. Fershweiler will serve as an assistant under head coach Rand Pecknold, of Quinnipiac University, with Dartmouth University head coach Reid Cashman serving as the other assistant. “I am honored and humbled by the chance to represent our country at the World Junior Tournament,” Ferschweiler said in a release. “I would like to thank USA Hockey and head coach Rand Pecknold for this incredible opportunity.”Ferschweiler will be WMU’s first representative on Team USA for the World Juniors since defenseman Mattias Samuelsson captained the squad in 2020.mlive.com
Officials: Connecticut high school hockey player did not fall before fatal accident
St. Luke’s School 10th grader Teddy Balkind did not fall on the ice before succumbing to an fatal neck injury during a game at Brunswick School in Greenwich last week, according to school and police officials. On behalf of the Balkinds, St. Luke’s Head of School Mark Davis released a letter posted on the school’s website on Wednesday clarifying that Balkind didn’t fall to the ice, instead, he ...news.yahoo.com
'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Jack O'Callahan, left, and Mark Pavelich of the 1980 U.S. ice hockey team talk during a "Relive the Miracle" reunion at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. Pavelich has died at a treatment center for mental illness. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)MINNEAPOLIS – Mark Pavelich, the speedy center from the Iron Range who played on the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team, has died at a treatment center for mental illness. Officials in Anoka County, Minnesota, confirmed Friday that Pavelich died at the Eagle's Healing Nest in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, on Thursday morning. “We are saddened to hear about the passing of 1980 Olympic gold medalist Mark Pavelich,” USA Hockey said in a statement. “Mark Pavelich always let me join with the Eveleth guys.
The Latest: Penn Relays canceled for second straight year
The Penn Relays also is aiming to host a meet for open and professional athletes and a scholastic meet in the coming months prior to U.S. Olympic qualifying deadlines. The number of fans will increase monthly if it's safe to do so, the Royals said in a news release. Team officials have worked for months with Kansas City health officials and the Jackson County Sports Authority to ensure fans will have a safe experience, the team said. Following approval by local health officials, attendance will be limited to 2,500 for the women’s tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and to 8,000 for the men’s tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Fans will be required to wear facemasks at the venues except for when they are actively consuming food or drink.
Lamoureux twins retire after 14 years with USA Hockey
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2013, file photo, United States Olympic Winter Games hockey players Jocelyne Lamoureux, left, and Monique Lamoureux pose for a portrait at the Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. She’s a board member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association, which was formed two years ago with the objective of establishing an economically sustainable women’s professional league in North America. The two made their USA Hockey debuts as 17-year-olds at the 2006 Four Nations Cup before splitting their college careers with a season at Minnesota and their final three at North Dakota. Their USA Hockey career numbers were also nearly identical. “You will also go down in the history books as pioneers to that next generation of female hockey players,” Million said on the call.
US upsets Canada 2-0 to win world junior hockey championship
EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 05: The United States team celebrates its victory over Canada during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game at Rogers Place on January 5, 2021 in Edmonton, Canada. Knight made 34 saves in yet another shutout and Team USA upset Canada 2-0 on Tuesday night to win the world junior hockey championship. The tournament was played with no fans in the stands to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Coming into the game, Canada had outscored its opponents 41-4 and never trailed. Canada captain Bowen Byram had tears in his eyes as he handed out the silver medals to his teammates.
Drive-in movie theaters set to reopen as other theaters remain closed due to COVID-19
DEARBORN, Mich. Drive-in movie theaters have started to make a comeback in recent years, and with movie theaters shut down due to coronavirus (COVID-19) they could be poised for a major comeback. The Ford-Wyoming Drive-in in Dearborn opens for a midnight show on Thursday night and there appeared to be a big crowd. In Plymouth, its year 17 for the drive-in that appears in the parking lot of USA Hockey. General Manager Mike Henry is coming up with ways to limit the need for moviegoers to get out of their cars. READ: Capri Drive-In movie theater opens at half-capacity amid coronavirus pandemicClick the links below for ticket information: