Cornell vs. Michigan: First Period Live Blog

We're underway at Madison Square Garden for what's being called 'The Frozen Apple' between the Michigan Wolverines and Cornell Big Red. Follow this post for any and all first period updates.

  • Michigan Starting Lineup: Defense: Jacob Trouba, Mac Bennett; Forwards: Phil DiGiuseppe, Cristoval Davies, A.J. Treais; Goaltender: Steve Racine
  • Cornell Starting Lineup: Defense: Joakim Ryan, Braden Birch; Forwards: Joel Lowry, John Knisley, Greg Miller; Goaltender: Andy Iles
It is a loud crowd here at Madison Square Garden. They are a couple thousand short of a sellout, but the crowd is well represented by both teams and bringing the famous 'Garden Roar' to MSG.

  • Michigan took the first penalty of the game, as Kevin Clare went off for interference. Cornell's powerplay was fairly harmless, getting only a couple of shots. The MSG scoreboard has failed to count shots as of yet, but Reece Wilcox took a top circle wrister that was stopped by Steve Racine. Michigan had good traffic in front, but couldn't create a solid rebound chance.
  • Cornell has had the better start, but both teams have been in a feeling out process. The Wolverines are shotless through the first eight minutes.
  • GOAL, 1-0 Cornell: Joel Lowry (LA draft pick, 2011, 5th Round) scores on Cornell's third power play of the game. He had a mini 2-on-1 at the bottom of the left circle, looked off goalkeeper Steve Racine, and put it five-hole to make it 1-0 Big Red. Cornell has had most of the attack time in the first period, out-shooting Michigan 6-2 through 18 minutes. They are 1-for-3 on the power play, while Michigan is 0-for-1. They've also had more of the physical play.
  • Defenseman Jacob Trouba (WPG draft pick) gets sent off late in the first period on a boarding call. It looked questionable to the naked eye, but was clearly a hit from behind on the TV replay. Trouba gets sent off with less than two minutes to go in the first and Cornell is on their fourth power play.
  • END FIRST PERIOD, 1-0 Cornell: The Big Red were unable to cash in on the first 1:41 of their fourth power play, and will have 19 seconds of carry over time in the second.
Join me in a few minutes for a live blog of the second period!
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