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