As the article reports, 113,411 people were watching the historical event. It would dwarf the 77,000+ German fans who witnessed a game in their country.
Two Big Ten schools University of Michigan and Michigan State recently held a record-setting hockey game that shows the strength of not only hockey in America but at the collegiate level as well. Also added in for flavor, the in-state rivalry between the Spartans and Wolverines had to boost the local interest.
Microphones were placed close enough to the ice to amplify the normal hockey sounds of the puck hitting the boards and players skating swiftly back and forth, making it easier for those seated far away to feel like they were part of the action.At the end of the first period, the Wolverines took a 2-0 lead thanks to defenseman Jon Merrill. But once the second rolled around, the Michigan left winger and Swedish born Carl Hagelin scored in the second period as well as the third. David Wohlberg also added a goal for himself too. Michigan goalie Shawn Hunwick also got to the shutout while stopping all 34 shots he faced.
[Via: The Times Union]