Jeff Petry

Awhile ago I was asked about the status of Jeff Petry for the upcoming season. I received confirmation that he is expected to be back with the Spartans this year. He has been leading summer workouts and skating with his teammates. Petry is a second round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers and will be a junior this year.


Skate With the Pros

During the annual Pro Camp at Munn Ice Arena, there will be an opportunity to skate with the professional players as a fundraiser for the Shoot for a Cure initiative. The "Skate With the Pros" will take place on August 19th at 2 p.m. The cost of admission is $10. For more information check out the Official Michigan State hockey website.


Thoughts on the Blog

It has been nearly three months since the Michigan State hockey blog was created. Some people may think it is crazy to start a hockey blog during the summer, but it was nice to get all set-up before the hockey season starts in. The summer has been relatively quiet when it comes to MSU hockey news, but there were some great stories about our Spartans in the NHL. Please spread the word about the blog to everyone you know. I would appreciate your feedback either in the comments section or by emailing me at spartanhockeyblog@gmail.com. Let me know how you like the layout, what I should include in the posts, or anything related to the blog. Thank you!

As the season closes in, I will be starting daily blogs to keep you hockey fans updated on all the latest Spartan hockey news. There will soon be posts on joining the MSU Blue Line Club, how to purchase your student tickets, and an in-depth outlook for the 2009-10 season.


Pro Camps

The annual Michigan State Pro Camp has been moved up to August 10- August 14 in order to help Ryan Miller and David Booth prepare for their Olympic Camp later in the month. The professional players will skate from 1-2 in the afternoon. Some of the players expected to attend are: Mike York, Mike Weaver, Corey Potter, Jared Nightingale, Colton Fretter, Matt Schepke, Andrew Hutchinson, Drew Miller, Jim Slater, and Justin Abdelkader.

The traditional yearly pro camp will also be held August 17-August 21. They will skate from 11 am-1 pm the first four days, and 9 am-11 am on Friday. These camps will feature many NHL players and some future NHL players.


Michigan State Announces 2009-10 Schedule

The 2009-10 Michigan State hockey schedule has been released. The Spartans face Western Ontario in their first exhibition game on October 5th and the first regular season home games are against Clarkson on October 9th and 10th. On October 30th, MSU plays Western Michigan in their first home CCHA game.

According to Coach Comley, the Spartans seem to have a more favorable schedule this year. They do have a tough stretch starting out in the second weekend with two games at Maine, and then they travel to Oxford to play Miami in the first CCHA weekend. The good news is that they are not on the road for any long stretches, and will get to face Big Ten schools and Notre Dame in eight games. I will give further analysis on the schedule as the season closes in. Let me know what you think about this year's schedule in the comment section.

2009-10 Schedule