Well, it's one that actually means something this season anyway.
#1 Miami takes on #4 Michigan in Ann Arbor Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7. Even if it's not football, it's still a big deal as both teams try to add credentials to their resumes and claim supremacy within in the CCHA. We'll prepare a formal preview, but here are a few tidbits to start your week.
- Last season, the two teams split four games as cluster-mates with each squad holding serve on home ice.
- The second weekend series was played in Ann Arbor during a major snowstorm. In fact, the Friday game was postponed until Sunday due to structural damage to the aging, but beautiful barn, Yost Ice Arena.
- Michigan and Miami finished tied for second last season in the CCHA, but U-M would take the second playoff seed due to having more wins in regulation than the RedHawks.
- Miami is just 20-69-3 all time vs. the Maize and Blue and an almost incredible 3-43-1 in Ann Arbor. If Miami gets any points this weekend at Yost, you have to consider that a bonus.
- Michigan coach Red Berenson (Michigan '62) is 673-310-68 in his illustrious career at his alma mater. He single-handedly rescued an ailing program in the 80s and has obviously righted the ship. The Wolverines have made the NCAA tournament for a record 19 consecutive years.