Shaved Ice – Mar. 5

Better wear pink if you’re going to The Joe tonight.

The Red Wings host those guys from Colorado tonight for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The Free Press has reported that we shouldn’t be expecting to see Val Filppula any time this week, while Carlo Colaiacovo is improving but still not ready, either.

No more news on Darren Helm or Todd Bertuzzi.

Chesterfield native Steven Oleksy has signed a three-year deal with the Washington Capitals, and is expected to make his NHL debut tonight. Can’t wait to see how he does.

Check out this article on Jan Mursak, who’s settling into familiar territory with the Griffins.

Western Michigan checks in at the No. 9 spot of this week’s USCHO college hockey poll, and No. 9 in the USA Today poll, as well.

The CCHA regular season has come to a close for the final time.  After another wild weekend in college hockey, the first-round match-ups are set. In case you haven’t seen them yet…

  • Michigan hosts Northern Michigan
  • Michigan State travels to Alaska
  • Lake Superior hosts Bowling Green

Wolverines vs. Bulldogs highlights, right here.

Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta got five games for the hit shown below. Happy with the punishment?

Former Northern Michigan star Tyler Gron is the ECHL’s rookie of the month. Click here to read more.

And former Ferris State standout Chris Kunitz is our Michi-gamer of the day, after helping the Penguins to a win over the Lightning last night.

Click the image below to see our chart of all the amateur hockey state champions throughout the month of March.

We’ll be at The Joe tonight for the Wings/Avs showdown.