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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November 27, 2015 08:11 GMT

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Thursday's Games

Detroit 45, Philadelphia 14

Carolina 33, Dallas 14

Chicago 17, Green Bay 13

Sunday's Games

New Orleans at Houston, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Oakland at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Washington, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

New England at Denver, 8:30 p.m.

Monday's Game

Baltimore at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday's Games

( 3) Michigan St. 99, Boston College 68

( 8) Villanova 59, Stanford 45

(25) Texas A&M 62, (10) Gonzaga 61

(11) Arizona 75, Santa Clara 73

San Diego St. 72 , (14) California 58

Monmouth (NJ) 70, (17) Notre Dame 68

Syracuse 79, (18) UConn 76

Southern Cal 72, (20) Wichita St. 69

(23) Xavier 64, Alabama 45

Friday's Games

( 1) Kentucky vs. South Florida at American Airlines Arena, Miami, 5 p.m.

( 3) Michigan State vs. Boise State at Titan Gym, Fullerton, Calif., 5 p.m.

( 4) Iowa State vs. Virginia Tech at The Arena, Niceville, Fla., 6 or 8:30 p.m.

( 8) Villanova vs. Georgia Tech at the Barclays Center, 3 p.m.

(10) Gonzaga vs. UConn in Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Bahamas, TBA

(11) Arizona vs. Providence at Titan Gym, Fullerton, Calif., 11:30 p.m.

(14) California vs. Richmond at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, 5 p.m. or Mid

(15) Miami vs. Northeastern, 4 p.m.

(17) Notre Dame vs. Iowa at HP Field House, Orlando, Fla., 7 p.m.

(20) Wichita State vs. Alabama at HP Field House, Orlando, Fla., Noon

(23) Xavier vs. Southern Cal at HP Field House, Orlando, Fla., 2:30 p.m.

(24) Cincinnati vs. Nebraska at the Barclays Center, 6:30 p.m.

(25) Texas A&M vs. Syracuse in Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Bahamas, TBA


Thursday's Games

( 5) Baylor 72, Cincinnati 34

( 6) Maryland 95, Old Dominion 49

(15) Duke 74, Idaho 68

(19) Northwestern 74, E. Washington 70

(21) Oklahoma 70, Utah 55

(24) George Washington 82, Houston 78

(25) Iowa 83, Wright St. 77

Friday's Games

( 2) South Carolina vs. (16) Arizona State at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, 7:30 p.m.

( 3) Notre Dame vs. Denver at St. Georges HS, Freeport, Bahamas, 3:15 p.m.

( 4) Tennesee vs. Albany (N.Y.), Noon

( 6) Maryland vs. South Dakota State at UVI Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 5:45 p.m.

( 7) Oregon State vs. Hofstra at Mario Quijote Morales Coliseum, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 12:15 p.m.

( 8) Mississippi State vs. Norfolk State, 7 p.m.

(10) Texas A&M vs. (16) California at South Point Arena, Las Vegas, 3 p.m.

(11) Ohio State vs. Liberty at South Point Arena, Las Vegas, 5:15 p.m.

(13) Stanford vs. Missouri State at Germain Arena, Estero, Fla., 1:30 p.m.

(14) Florida State at LIU Brooklyn, 2 p.m.

(15) Duke vs. Iowa State at The Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico, 1:30 p.m.

(19) Northwestern vs. Creighton at Cedar Park (Texas) Center, 8:30 p.m.

(20) Michigan State vs. Cincinnati at St. Georges HS, Freeport, Bahamas, 5:45 p.m.

(22) Louisville vs. Marist at Germain Arena, Estero, Fla., 5 p.m.

(23) Syracuse vs. Washington at South Point Arena, Las Vegas, 9:45 p.m.

(24) George Washington vs. (25) Iowa at Cedar Park (Texas) Center, 2:30 p.m.



No games scheduled

Friday's Games

( 3) Iowa at Nebraska, 3:30 p.m.

( 7) Baylor at (15) TCU, 7:30 p.m.

(16) Navy at (21) Houston, Noon

(18) Oregon vs. Oregon State, 4 p.m.

(20) Washington St. at Washington, 3:30 p.m.

(24) Toledo vs. Western Michigan, Noon



No games scheduled

Friday's Games

Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Houston, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Indiana, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m.

Golden State at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.



No games scheduled

Friday's Games

N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 1 p.m.

Nashville at Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m.

Winnipeg at Minnesota, 4 p.m.

Chicago at Anaheim, 5 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Washington, 5 p.m.

Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Montreal at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Edmonton at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Calgary at Arizona, 9 p.m.