Bearded Ice – May 18

Bearded Ice, Shaved Ice meets the NHL playoff tradition of not shaving.

MiHockey’s Stefan Kubus here with you to bring your Friday morning some hockey news.

Quick Hits

Former Plymouth Whaler and current Los Angeles King Justin Williams is our Michi-gamer for May 18th! Check out how he did last night against for the L.A. Kings against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Warrior/Brine’s first annual tent sale is going on this weekend. Come out and meet Nick Lidstrom (today at noon), Dan Cleary, Shawn Horcoff (Saturday at 1pm), and 2011-12 NHL hit leader Matt Martin of the New York Islanders (Sunday, time TBD).

Highlight Reel

Here’s a throwback video for the day. Prior to the 2009 Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Detroit Red Wings from Saturday, Nov. 7, the 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees were honored. Former Red Wings Luc Robitaille, Brett Hull, and Steve Yzerman were among the group.

Outside the Mitten

The L.A. Kings took an overwhelming 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals, defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1. The Kings will have a chance to sweep the Coyotes on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Check it out

Courtesy of NBC Sports, here’s one of the more strange, unique stories that’s come along. Researchers believe they have uncovered the earliest-known picture of a hockey player in a book that’s older than the Stanley Cup.

Next up

NHL Conference Final play is halted until tomorrow, when the New York Rangers head over to New Jersey to play the Devils in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at 1pm. Game 4 of the Western Conference Final is Sunday at 3pm, where the Kings will have a chance to sweep the Coyotes. Enjoy the festivities and have a great weekend!

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