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Posted on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 : 7 p.m.

Jack Johnson, Shawn Hunwick among players expected at Michigan hockey alumni game

By Pete Cunningham


Former Michigan player Kip Maurer, left, being chased by Michigan coach Red Berenson during the 2011 Michigan Hockey alumni game.

Angela J. Cesere | file photo

Many Michigan hockey greats will strap on their skates for the annual alumni game at Yost Ice Arena on Friday.

Michigan’s training staff better stock up on the ibuprofen.

The game will be played from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and an hourlong open skate will immediately follow. Both events are free and open to the public.

The oldest former player scheduled to play so far is former forward Kip Maurer a 1978 graduate. Maurer and Dave Debol made up the most potent one-two punch in Michigan hockey history with 38 and 43 goals and 38 and 56 assists, respectively during the 1976-77 season. Michigan finished runner up in the NCAA Tournament that year.

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Former teammates Lee Moffie, left, and Shawn Hunwick, right, will both be in attendance at the Michigan hockey alumni game.

But it’s not just old-timers that will be playing on Friday. Players of more recent lore will be on the ice as well, such as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson and former Michigan goalie Shawn Hunwick.

Another former captain scheduled to participate is Luke Glendening, who bounced back and forth between Grand Rapids and Toledo in the Detroit Red Wings farm system this past year. Glendening eventually earned a permanent spot on the Grand Rapids Griffins squad and helped the team to a Calder Cup championship. His performance prompted the Red Wings to sign him to a one-year deal.

Not bad for a former walk-on.

Former Red Wing Mike Knuble is also scheduled to play along with assistant coaches Billy Powers and Brian Wiseman, among others.

Complete list of participants.

Pete Cunningham covers sports for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @petcnningham.