national hockey league http://michiganradio.org en Federal agents also scored big at NHL Winter Classic http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-agents-also-scored-big-nhl-winter-classic <p>This week’s big National Hockey League game at the Big House in Ann Arbor drew a big crowd.<br /><br />Federal officials announced today the game also drew a few crooks.<br /><br />The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations division says it usually sees an uptick in counterfeit sports merchandise during big events like the NHL’s Winter Classic.<br /> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:54:33 +0000 Steve Carmody 15866 at http://michiganradio.org Federal agents also scored big at NHL Winter Classic Watch as an NHL ice rink is built in Michigan Stadium http://michiganradio.org/post/watch-nhl-ice-rink-built-michigan-stadium <p><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The NHL Winter Classic will be held in Ann Arbor's Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014. The Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the Detroit Red Wings. Tickets will cost... <a href="http://redwings.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=80663">a lot</a>.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Right now, a hockey rink is being built on top of a football field.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:00:37 +0000 Mark Brush 15705 at http://michiganradio.org Watch as an NHL ice rink is built in Michigan Stadium School sports start with new concussion law in place http://michiganradio.org/post/school-sports-start-new-concussion-law-place <div><p>Students in Michigan's public schools are back at their desks.</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And for young football players, soccer players and other athletes around the state, practice has been happening in earnest for weeks.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This will be the first school sports season under Michigan's new sports concussion law.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>We wanted to find out what it will mean to student athletes, their coaches and their parents.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Laura Rowen joined us today. She's an injury prevention consultant with the Michigan Department of Community Health.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Listen to the audio above.</em></div><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:18:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 14363 at http://michiganradio.org School sports start with new concussion law in place Why hockey fans should still savor the Red Wings' season http://michiganradio.org/post/why-hockey-fans-should-still-savor-red-wings-season <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Wednesday night the Detroit Red Wings lost their final playoff game of the season to the Chicago Blackhawks, breaking the hearts of hockey fans across Michigan. &nbsp;But according to Michigan Radio Sports Commentator John U. Bacon, it was still a series to savor.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Most sports fans are happy just to see their team make the playoffs. But Detroit Red Wings fans have been able to take that for granted for a record 22 straight seasons. &nbsp;The last time the Red Wings didn’t make the playoffs, 1990, not one current NHL player was in the league. &nbsp;Some of the current Red Wings weren’t born. &nbsp;Nine current franchises weren’t yet created. &nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">But the record seemed doomed to be broken this season.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 05:00:00 +0000 John U. Bacon 12818 at http://michiganradio.org Why hockey fans should still savor the Red Wings' season Hockey: The greatest sport, run by the dumbest people http://michiganradio.org/post/hockey-greatest-sport-run-dumbest-people <p>I’ve played hockey my entire life, so I’m biased. But when you combine ice skating, stick handling, passing, shooting and yes, body-checking, in one game, you’ve got it all.</p><p>Until they start playing lacrosse in the water or golf on skis, hockey will remain the hardest sport to play, and the most impressive to see played well.</p><p>There’s nothing like it.&nbsp;</p><p>So, for Detroit Red Wings fans, the NHL lockout was a nightmare.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:00:00 +0000 John U. Bacon 10708 at http://michiganradio.org Hockey: The greatest sport, run by the dumbest people NHL lockout felt beyond Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/nhl-lockout-felt-beyond-detroit <p>The ongoing lockout of the National Hockey League could cause the cancelation of the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor. The outdoor game is supposed to be at the University of Michigan Big House on New Year’s Day. The week-long Hockeytown Winter Festival in Detroit would be canceled with it.</p><p>That would be a bummer for the Red Wings’ affiliated team the <a href="http://griffinshockey.com/">Grand Rapids Griffins</a>, which is supposed to play at the festival.</p><p></p><p>“It’s a sad time for hockey right now,” said Bob Kaser, VP of Community Relations for the Griffins (among other job titles).</p><p>He says some fans have traveled to Grand Rapids to get their hockey fix during the lockout. Fox Sports Detroit broadcast a Griffins game last week. But Kaser’s not really thrilled about the circumstances. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:30:48 +0000 Lindsey Smith 9697 at http://michiganradio.org NHL lockout felt beyond Detroit All but official: NHL's Winter Classic coming to the Big House http://michiganradio.org/post/all-official-nhls-winter-classic-coming-big-house <p>The&nbsp;National Hockey&nbsp;League tomorrow&nbsp;will make official that Michigan Stadium will host next year&rsquo;s <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nhl_winter_classic">Winter Classic</a> matchup between the&nbsp;Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs.</p><p>Today,&nbsp; the University of Michigan Board of Regents agreed&nbsp;to lease the college football stadium for a pro hockey game for three million dollars.</p><p>Big time hockey in the open air is rare, but not unheard of.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;For example, this won&rsquo;t be the first hockey game at the Big House.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ice_hockey_games_with_highest_attendance">More than 104 thousand</a> fans watched U of M defeat MSU on a specially built ice rink on the Michigan Stadium field in 2010.&nbsp;&nbsp;The NHL matchup is expected to draw as many fans, and possibly more, &nbsp;to&nbsp;Ann Arbor.</p><p>The largest crowd ever to see an NHL hockey game was 71 thousand at Buffalo&rsquo;s Ralph Wilson Stadium in 2008.&nbsp;</p><p>This will be the second time the Red Wings have skated in the National Hockey League&rsquo;s Winter Classic.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Since its inception in 2008,&nbsp;&nbsp;the Winter Classic has become a popular event on the NHL schedule.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:03:04 +0000 Steve Carmody 6147 at http://michiganradio.org All but official: NHL's Winter Classic coming to the Big House