2 months into the season and the Huskies finally open their non-conference schedule with a 7:30 game against Michigan tonight.
The Huskies are in Ann Arbor for the first time since 2006, when they split a weekend series vs. the Wolverines.
Michigan (7-5-2) was swept by archrivals Ohio State last weekend, but they do own a 4-0-0 non-conference record. Juniors AJ Treais and Lindsay (Girls Name) Parks lead them offensively. In net, Shaun Hunwick, the 5th year senior, should get the call. The Wolverines are averaging 4 goals a game and they boast an 18% Power Play. They are, however, averaging about 7 penalties a game and there PK rate is just 82%. But as we all know, it is unlikely NU will be able to take advantage of that.
For Northeastern, it is a nice change of pace to get out of the conference. Mike McLaughlin will miss out again as he recovers from the jaw injury he picked up last weekend. While a win would be nice, it doesn’t really mean much overall, so the coaching staff may take the chance to try some different things. Clay Witt could play and it will be interesting to see what Madigan does with the lineup. Joseph Manno may be sat as a result of yet another dumb penalty. No one could blame Madigan if he sat him to send a message.
There is no way to watch this game, unless of course you are in Michigan. So tune into WRBB for the call. Puck drops at 7:30.