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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Thursday's Games

Detroit 45, Philadelphia 14

Carolina 33, Dallas 14

Chicago 17, Green Bay 13

Sunday's Games

Houston 24, New Orleans 6

Kansas City 30, Buffalo 22

Oakland 24, Tennessee 21

Cincinnati 31, St. Louis 7

Minnesota 20, Atlanta 10

Washington 20, N.Y. Giants 14

Indianapolis 25, Tampa Bay 12

San Diego 31, Jacksonville 25

N.Y. Jets 38, Miami 20

Arizona 19, San Francisco 13

Seattle 39, Pittsburgh 30

Denver 30, New England 24, OT

Monday's Game

Baltimore at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m.


Sunday's Games

Charlotte 87, Milwaukee 82

L.A. Clippers 107, Minnesota 99

Memphis 92, Philadelphia 84

Phoenix 107, Toronto 102

Brooklyn 87, Detroit 83

Orlando 110, Boston 91

Houston 116, New York 111, OT

Indiana 107, L.A. Lakers 103

Monday's Games

Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Houston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Denver at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m.

Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

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


Sunday's Games

Florida 2, Detroit 1, OT

Monday's Games

Colorado at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Edmonton at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m.



Eastern Conference

New York vs. Columbus

Leg 1 -- Sunday, Nov. 22: Columbus 2, New York 0

Leg 2 -- Sunday, Nov. 29: New York 1, Columbus 0, Columbus advances on 2-1 aggregate

Western Conference

FC Dallas vs. Portland

Leg 1 -- Sunday, Nov. 22: Portland 3, FC Dallas 1

Leg 2 -- Sunday, Nov. 29: Portland 2, FC Dallas 2, Portland advances on 5-3 aggregate


Sunday, Dec. 6: Portland vs. Columbus, 4 p.m.