I have to admit, taking a 0-2 loss is kind of disheartening, but at least I had fun watching some of it. After Michigan's first goal of the evening, tempers seemed to be running pretty high as one of Michigan's players skated by the Nanooks bench after the ubiquitous goal celebration and supposedly provoked some of our guys. Needless to say, a bit of a scene developed there in front of the bench, but my attention quickly shifted from that. While the officials were trying to sort everything out, one of the members of Yost's infamous student section chucked a bright orange ball on the ice over the netting in front of Scott Greenham. Many may remember my recount of the shoe incident from last year ("Who throws a shoe? Honestly...!"). Any how, this time around its a ball, and kudos to Scotty for having fun with this. After about 4 attempts and playing with the crowd, he had enough, and motioned Michigan forward Matt Rust over, who shot it up into the stands, pumping the crowd and getting them into it.
Here's a video of the whole thing going down last night.
Any how, kind of a fast paced game. To sum it up shortly, the Nanooks had their chances. Petovello flubbed a golden opportunity with a 2 on 0 chance and had an open net to shoot at from the back hand, but he waited too long and got the outside of the net.
Nik Yaremchuk had a good opportunity to bury one as well off a rebound, but it went off the post.
Some unfortunate bounces the other way, but that's hockey. Tonight, the game will have to be a bit tighter.
Sorry for the brevity. Game 2 is on now! Little late getting this up...