World Championship Flashback: Mike York
more than two dozen former collegians slated to participate in the
2005 IIHF World Championship, our former college hockey heroes will
be trying to make memories on one of the sport's biggest stages.
With that in mind, Inside College Hockey takes this opportunity
to reflect on some of those players' memorable college moments.
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a favorite Mike York moment, or Mike York goal, from his Michigan
State career is a bit like naming your favorite ice cream. One may
stand out, but there are dozens more great choices.
that challenge in mind, late in Mike's senior season I asked his
teammates to try to pick a favorite moment. Their responses, typically,
weren't specific, but they certainly were glowing.
see him pause sometimes and you can call that he's going to score
five seconds before he actually does," said Sean Patchell.
"My favorite highlights have to be the goals he has put in
from behind the net."
a lot of times in the game," added Damon Whitten, "when
he will make a move and you look at the guy next to you on the bench
and say, 'Can you believe he just did that?'"
answers, and about a dozen more, were collected and published in
a game program. That led to what might be my favorite Mike York
moment, and it didn't even happen on the ice.
as modest a person as he is creative a player, arrived for that
game early and started flipping through the program to kill the
time. When he came across that feature he stopped, closed the program,
and put his head down, clearly humbled by his teammates' praise.
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