First and foremost, congrats to the Michigan basketball team for that great win tonight.
Next up are the congratulations which are in order for the men's hockey players who took home awards Thursday night for their great play in the CCHA this season.
First up is senior Tim Miller who took home the best defensive forward award. All season long, his great play on the defensive end has been greatly appreciated by the Wolverine goaltenders, especially on the PK. He is the shining example of how to kill off an opponent's powerplay with his tenacious forecheck, creating turnovers all over the ice and creating scoring opportunities for both himself and his teammates. A great way for Mr. Miller to end his CCHA career, with yet another score at JLA, this time in the awards category.
The other Wolverine to win a CCHA award tonight was David Wohlberg, winner of the CCHA Rookie of the Year. Congrats to David on his outstanding contributions this season, as he has stepped in and helped fill in a spot opposite Louis Caporusso. His 14 goals and 15 assists have been a big reason why the Wolverines attack has been so balanced, as they have been able to split up Palushaj and Caporusso, while keeping the scoring machine rolling on.
Finally, a shout out to Caporusso, as he grabbed a Hobey Baker finalist nod tonight as well. He has been absolutely lights out all season long, grabbing goals as the go-to goal scorer in place of Kevin Porter this season. He has been part of this season's version of the Dynamic Duo replacing last season's version of Porter and Kolarik, as he and Palushaj have led this team to many victories and a place near the top of the college hockey polls no one would have predicted following the first couple months of the season.
Now for the Friday game, Michigan gets ready to take on an Alaska team that picked up a CCHA Coach of the Year award for Dallas Ferguson and CCHA Player of the Year award for Hobey Baker-finalist Chad "Don't Call Me Ocho Cinco" Johnson. Should be a tough match-up for the Wolverines and we will have the broadcast, starting at 8:05 EDT live from JLA, on WCBN 88.3 FM Ann Arbor.