The Michigan Hockey team just finshed sweeping the season series against Michigan State at Yost, winning tonight 5-3. For the first time in the history of this heated rivalry the Wolverines went 5-0 while facing the Spartans.
Michigan took a 3-0 lead in the 1st period and never looked back against the worst MSU team I have ever seen. I am not sure what is happening in East Lansing, but their hockey program has taken a nose dive this year. On the season they are 7-16. Ouch. The announced "three stars" of the game were Matt Rust (1 goal & 1 assist), Aaron Palushaj (3 assists), and Brandon Burlon (1 goal & 1 assist).
The end of the game was marred by an ugly attack from two very frustrated players in green sweaters on Michigan's Steve Kampfer. You may recall that Kampfer was the hockey player that had his skull fractured this fall in a campus fight with a now former football player. From the replay I saw it looks like both Spartans took cheap shots. Andrew Conboy smashed Kampfer into the boards and Corey Tropp took a wrist shot swing at his head while he was on the ground. Both players were ejected and will likely face more suspensions from the CCHA. Needless to say the the Yost crowd was quite vocal on how they felt about the team in green.
Next week we get #1 ranked Notre Dame.
Edit: Greg at MVictors does a good job of breaking down the Kampfer attack using video and still shots. The Detroit Free Press also breaks it down and has quotes from both Coaches. I expect both Conboy and Tropp to miss additional games for this idiocy. This is classic old-timey NHL crap and has no place in college hockey. I hope they both miss the rest of the season.