It's Christmas Eve today, and my sources are telling me that MeanEgirl might actually return to THB and grace us with a wonderful Boxing Day gift, a GLI Preview! MEg has been working on it for a little while so far, so make sure you set your expectations high, especially since I've done the last 5+ entries while she was busy with "school."
For those of you who are new to the Great Lakes Invitational, this annual tournament is probably the best showcase of D-1 hockey over the Christmas (holiday, for those of you who are overly PC) break. MTU and U of M host this exciting tourney, with MSU as a permanent guest, since the boring Wolverines are afraid of inviting some real competition. The fourth team making an appearance this year at the Joe Louis Arena will be the silly nannies from Hahvahd, who look to be in trouble with the competition this year.
For those of you who do not wish to travel to beautiful Detroit to witness the GLI in person, it can be seen on Fox Sports Detroit both nights, but the games are subject to a delay, since the Detroit Pistons are apparently more interesting than Michigan playing Michigan Tech. The games are at 4:35 and 8:05 pm EST, MSU vs. Harvard and U of M vs. MTU Friday night. The winners of both games will play at 8:05 Saturday. For those of you who do not wish to gouge your ears out because of the overbearing U of M bias, you can listen to Dirk Hembrof do a wonderful job calling the game for Tech. Links can be found here on the nights of the games.
If you're interested in an analysis of the games, look for MEg's upcoming analysis, as these games will probably be the most exciting in the recent past.