On the night the University of Michigan celebrated the 20th anniversary of its 1996 NCAA national championship, three former Wolverines, including longtime NHL players Marty Turco and Brendan Morrison, scored consecutively in a Score-O promotion during the second intermission of a game against Michigan Tech on Friday.
Turco, who had 275 wins, a 2.36 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 11 NHL seasons with the Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins from 2000-12, scored first from between the hash marks on the opposite side of the ice. Morrison, a forward who scored 200 goals in 934 NHL games with seven teams, followed Turco by scoring from the same spot.
Former Michigan forward Mike Legg, best known for his famous shot against the University of Minnesota in the 1996 NCAA tournament, when he picked up the puck on his stick blade and carried it into the net, then completed the hat trick, further exciting the Wolverines student section.
"It was awesome to see them score," Legg told the Detroit Free Press. "I was like, 'Well, I guess I'm going to be the worst of this group for sure.' Just had a good bounce, went right in the middle, and I guess we celebrated a little bit."
Michigan defeated Michigan Tech 4-3.