Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Night's Game Postponed

According to MGoBlue, there was weather-related structural damage to Yost during the storms over break. The arena can't be made "fan-safe" in time for tonight's game against Miami, so the game has been postponed until Sunday at 4 pm. The really bad news is that tonight's game was schedule to air on FSN, which won't happen now. Time to cross our fingers and pray that MGoBlue's video feed works Sunday, because it would be awful not to be able to see this tilt.

Weird. And really disappointing, because I've been looking forward to this one for awhile. But maybe a happy side-note is that we'll screw up Miami's method of playing one goalie Friday and one on Saturday. You gonna start Reichard Saturday since he plays the first game of the series, or will you go with Knapp since he always plays Saturday? Bwahaha. (Not that it probably matters very much.)

At least Rust and Palushaj get one more day of rest!

Edit: Someone on USCHO is saying it's a problem with the roof. I have to believe this puts the whole weekend in doubt, since the 5-8 extra inches of snow expected in Ann Arbor tonight probably aren't going to help the repair job. It'll be interesting to see how this gets handled if they can't go since I don't believe Michigan has a weekend off the rest of the season. Hopefully they can get it fixed and this critical series can go on. What a downer...

Double Edit: Promising stuff from a commenter about the prospects of playing tomorrow.
It's not the roof. It's masonry on the State Street side. It'll be fixed today -- the only reason they can't play today is fire code, since they can't close the state street egress.

Can I just say that it's hilarious to see a game at Yost called off because of fire code? That has to be the most unsafe building on the planet with how impossible it is to move in there during the intermissions (and that's only with part of the crowd on the concourse). It got even worse when they built the new locker room.

3 comments:

Chris Willie said...

Yep... Bert from bibliographic services just came upstairs to gripe about the postponement being announced on the day of the game, and I thought I'd look to see if I could scoop you. I should've known better.

Anonymous said...

It's not the roof. It's masonry on the State Street side. It'll be fixed today -- the only reason they can't play today is fire code, since they can't close the state street egress.

Anonymous said...

Just to follow up ... Ann Arbor News has the masonry story now too:

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/other/index.ssf/2009/01/michigan_postpones_hockey_game.html

-jw