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Michigan Hockey

Road to victory starts in Big Rapids

BY AMBER COLVIN

BIG RAPIDS - The No. 8 Michigan hockey team's to-do list for the current stretch reads something like this: Ferris State, Ferris State, No. 4 Michigan State, No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 1 Minnesota.
After this weekend, the Wolverines can get out their pens, do a little crossing off and say "Bring on the Spartans."
Ferris State Friday night? A hard-fought 3-2 win. Check.
Ferris State Saturday night? An authoritative 5-1 rout. Check.

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Finally, Wolverines get out of town

BY IAN ROBINSON

The poet Robert Frost wrote about the benefits of taking the road less traveled.
This year, the Michigan hockey team has barely traveled on any roads.
Through 10 games, the Wolverines have played at Yost Ice Arena nine times. Their lone away contest was the 7-4 loss in front end of a home-and-home weekend series against Michigan State.
"For the most part, (starting the season with 9-of-10 at home) might be a disadvantage because you get too comfortable," sophomore Andrew Cogliano said.

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Balance highlights Icers' class

BY JAMES V. DOWD

As it prepares to say goodbye to seven seniors and faces the imminent threat of players leaving early for the professional ranks, the No. 8 Michigan hockey team announced its first five additions for the 2007-08 season yesterday at Yost Ice Arena.
In recent years, one or two players have headlined Michigan's recruiting classes, namely sophomores Jack Johnson and Andrew Cogliano last season and freshman Chris Summers this year. But with the new class, the Michigan coaches expect immediate contributions across the board.

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Lebler fixes 3rd-line woes

BY AMBER COLVIN

Michigan's third line needed a big change.
How big?
About six feet, two inches and 210 pounds.
Throughout the first eight games of the season, the third line kept coming up with goose eggs when it came to goals.
When the Wolverines dropped a 7-4 decision to Michigan State more than a week ago, Michigan coach Red Berenson decided to tweak some of the offensively stagnant lines. And that's how freshman Brian Lebler, the hulking left winger, joined the ailing third line.

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Get your brooms: Icers sweep Mavs

BY NATE SANDALS

After Friday night's 6-4 comeback win over Nebraska-Omaha, many members of the Michigan hockey team agreed the key to sweeping the series would be coming out with high intensity and a fast start in the second game.
On Saturday night, Michigan did just that, scoring two goals on Nebraska-Omaha freshman goalie Jeremie Dupont in the first 11 minutes. The Wolverines never looked back in a 5-1 thumping, recording their first sweep at Yost Ice Arena since similarly dispatching of the Mavericks last December.

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Power-play magicians come to Yost

BY JAMES V. DOWD

Sitting in a four-way tie for fifth place in the CCHA and facing its toughest challenge of the year, No. 10 Michigan has a chance to make a statement about where its season is going.
Its opponent, Nebraska-Omaha, finds itself at third place in the CCHA with a chance to make a name for its program during a two-game set at Yost Ice Arena this weekend.
The Wolverines come into the series confident after knocking off archrival Michigan State for the first time in 10 games last Saturday.

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Porter and pals propel 'M'

BY IAN ROBINSON

At the start of the season, junior Kevin Porter might have felt like Happy Gilmore during hockey tryouts.
Whether it was shooting the puck wide, dinging the post on a breakaway or missing a rebound in front of the net, the Northville native might've wondered if the goals at Yost were regulation size.
Instead of taking pitches to the chest at the batting cage like Happy Gilmore, Porter spent half-an-hour before practice one day fine-tuning his shot.
And the extra effort has paid off.
The forward has scored six goals in four games over the last two weeks.

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Third and fourth lines excel

BY NATE SANDALS

Sooner or later, everyone knew they would get in on the fun.
For the first three weeks of the season, Michigan's top two lines led the high-powered Wolverine offense.
After failing to find the back of the net in the team's first six games, members of Michigan's third and fourth lines finally lit the lamp against Michigan State last weekend.
"They probably were getting a little anxious and maybe holding their sticks a little tight," Michigan assistant coach Billy Powers said. "But they worked their way through it, and it's nice to see them get rewarded."

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Icers' Berenson recognized for his work over illustrious career

Sarah Royce

BY AMBER COLVIN

DETROIT - On this day 38 years ago, a St. Louis Blues player scored a jaw-dropping six goals in one game - including four in a nine-minute span.
Yesterday, that man took the stage at Joe Louis Arena among four other greats to receive an award from the NHL.
But he wasn't there because of the offensive fireworks from his heyday in the NHL.
Former Michigan hockey player and current New York Rangers forward Jed Ortmeyer summed it up like this:
"He turned us into young men."

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Finally, Icers top Spartans

BY AMBER COLVIN

Michigan 4
Michigan State 7

Michigan State 2
Michigan 6
After an empty-net goal sealed Michigan State's 7-4 victory in the fading moments of Friday night's game, the Munn Ice Arena crowd decided to stretch the Wolverines' wounds a little wider and let the salt pour right in.
"You can't beat us!" the sell-out audience jeered.
It was true. No. 9 Michigan couldn't beat its archrival, not once in nine games and almost two years of competition.
The Wolverines had an hour-long bus ride from East Lansing to let the Munn crowd's taunting ring in their ears.

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