Friday, January 29, 2016

The Iron D by the Nordin Brothers

The Detroit Red Wings commissioned some friends of mine, the Nordin Brothers, to create a trophy for the Michigan State vs Michigan Hockey game to be played in Detroit. The trophy will be called the Iron D and will begin a tradition for the game hosted by the Red Wings in Detroit. They hope it will further build the rivalry between the teams.

This game is being named "The Dual in the D". Recently the Nordin's invited both Coaches, Red Berenson from U of M and Tom Anastos from Michigan State to help forge the Iron D, an 1 1/4" thick solid steel D that will be the focal point of the trophy. Both coaches were really excited about the trophy as well as having a hand in the creation process.

Current Detroit Red Wings and alumni of the universities, Justin Abdelkader, Luke Glendening, and Dylan Larkin also had a hand in forging the D. The trophy will be made of predominantly stainless steel with the Iron D at center, and will include a cup and elements of hockey, the city of Detroit, the new Red Wings Stadium, and both Universities.

This trophy will be unveiled and presented at the game at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, February 5.

The Warrendale (Detroit) Blog will return in earnest on Monday, February 1.

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