Michigan Hockey’s Greatest Generation

During World War II, the fortunes of a college hockey team didn’t amount to a hill of beans. The able-bodied were fighting in Europe and Asia, so Michigan’s roster shrunk. So did the schedule, from 20 games to eight. From 1940 to 1943, the Wolverines won exactly five...

An Appreciation of Mister Hockey, Gordie Howe

You don’t have to know much about hockey to know about Mister Hockey, Gordie Howe.  If Michigan had a Mount Rushmore of athletes, Howe would be on it.  Heck, if we had to pick only one athlete for a Lincoln Memorial, it would be Howe.  Bobby Layne and Al Kaline were...