WMU hockey inducts four into Ring of Honor during alumni weekend

Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
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PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Members of the Western Michigan University hockey team, past and present, come together for the Bronco Hockey Friends and Alumni Weekend.

Friday, there was an alumni hockey game at Lawson Area. Saturday, there was a golf outing at the Moors Golf Club in Portage.

The weekend allows current players and members of the community to meet and build relationships with some of the best hockey players who took to the ice for the Broncos.

Current head coach Andy Murray says it's important to connect the past with the present. "This is a real special time," Murray says. "You hear some of the alumni talk, they see each other once a year, basically, at this event. It's amazing the number of returning alum we have every year when they come back to this friends and alumni golf tournament."

One former Bronco player back in town this weekend is current Detroit Red Wing Danny DeKeyser. He says this is an event he looks forward to every year.

"This is always a fun day," DeKeyser says. "I always have this marked on my calendar with a circle around it because we always have a blast here. It's just a fun day. You see all the guys you used to play with and see what guys are up to, some you haven't seen in a while. It sort of brings everyone together."

Four former members of the Broncos hockey alumni were inducted into the Ring of Honor. Bill Horn, Chris MacDonald, Mike Eastwood and Bill Saunders all helped build the program into what it is today.

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October 24, 2014 07:07 GMT

WORLD SERIES - BEST OF SEVEN

Thursday's Score

No game scheduled

Friday's Schedule

GAME 3:

Kansas City (Guthrie 13-11) at San Francisco (Hudson 9-13), 8:07 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Thursday's Score

Denver 35, San Diego 21

Friday's Schedule

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Thursday's Scores

N.Y. Islanders 3, Boston 2

Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT

Vancouver 4, St. Louis 1

Nashville 3, Chicago 2

Minnesota 2, Arizona 0

Calgary 5, Carolina 0

Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Friday's Schedule

Dallas at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Carolina at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL - TOP 25

Thursday's Score

No. 18 East Carolina 31, Connecticut 21

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION - PRE-SEASON

Thursday's Scores

Indiana 88, Charlotte 79

Detroit 109, Philadelphia 103

New Orleans 88, Dallas 85

Friday's Schedule

Dallas at Orlando, 7 p.m.

New York vs. Toronto at Montreal, Quebec, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota vs. Chicago at St. Louis, MO, 8 p.m.

Miami at Memphis, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.

Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers at Las Vegas, NV, 10 p.m.

Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

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