Michigan hockey trolls Ohio State with transfer signing announcement

Rivalries are intense, and the one between Michigan and Ohio State is particularly notorious.

While the football rivalry gets the most attention, it exists between all sports. There is veritable animosity between the schools and states, dating back to the battle of Toledo. Ohio may claim it won that battle by retaining Toledo, but as a result, Michigan was awarded the upper peninsula.

And just like that, Michigan won another battle.

Tyler Duke, an Ohio native and defenseman who started his hockey career at Ohio State and was even a starter, announced he was transferring to his rival back in April. He officially was announced by Michigan hockey in the best way: with a dig at the Buckeyes.

It goes without saying he’ll be a fan favorite in Ann Arbor, but he’s not exactly going to be welcomed with open arms back in Columbus.

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire