Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:59pm

When Josh Norris decided to leave for the NHL, Michigan coach Mel Pearson knew he was facing an uphill battle to find a replacement.

The recruiting cycle in hockey runs far in advance of when players actually show up on campus. Typically, players commit while still in high school, then go play at least two years of junior hockey before enrolling. When a player like Norris, who was drafted in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, makes his decision to leave in May, finding a replacement is challenging.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:24pm
After a disappointing season, Mel Pearson is hoping to turn continuity into a bounce-back year.

A year after coming within six seconds of playing for a national title, the Wolverines were going home prematurely. Six months to the day later, Michigan coach Mel Pearson strode into the media room at Yost Ice Arena on Monday, fresh from the team’s first practice and ready to get going on a new season.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 4:45pm
Senior Anthony McCallum won his third national title on vault this weekend, as the Michigan men's gymnastics team placed fourth in the country.

In Friday’s qualifying session, McCallum again marked a 14.000 after putting his hands down when landing, but he advanced to Saturday’s final because the Wolverines qualified as a team. Michigan ultimately finished fourth of six teams with a score of 406.354.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 9:39am
Junior forward Will Lockwood will remain on the Michigan hockey team's roster for his senior season.

Michigan’s leading goal scorer from the 2018-19 season will return for his senior year, a team spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday morning.

Junior forward Will Lockwood was in discussion with the Vancouver Canucks to forego his senior year and join the professional ranks, but he elected to return to the Wolverines for a final year.

The Canucks drafted Lockwood in the third round of the 2016 entry draft with the 64th overall pick.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4:30pm
Senior gymnast Matthew Whitaker competes on the still rings on Senior day.

It was the final regular-season routine of Whitaker’s career with the Wolverines.

His career-high score of 14.150 on the parallel bars won the event and was one of his two podium finishes in Michigan’s Senior Day meet against No. 18 UIC. The Wolverines won, 406.200-367.750.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4:40pm
The Michigan men's gymnastics team fell to No. 7 Nebraska but will share the Big Ten Championship with Iowa.

Gymnasts who specialize on pommel horse are hard to find.

Pommel horse is one of the hardest events in men’s gymnastics and something on which many gymnasts focus on simply completing, rather than excelling.

But in junior Mack Lasker, the No. 3 Michigan men’s gymnastics team has someone who does just that. Lasker is capable of performing his routine nearly perfectly and earning high scores — his season-high of 14.600 is the fifth-best in the country.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:25pm
Adriana Pendino helped the Michigan women's lacrosse team continue its highest winning streak in program history.

The win over the Buckeyes leaves Michigan in uncharted territory in its sixth year of the program. The Wolverines have never won more than seven games in a season.

Now they’re 11-0.

Since Michigan began playing in the Big Ten in 2014, it has won just five conference games. Two of those wins have come this season, and the Wolverines aren’t content stopping there.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:57pm
Joseph Cecconi signed with the Dallas Stars.

Senior defenseman Joseph Cecconi has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Dallas Stars, as announced by the team on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:04pm
Mel Pearson and the Michigan hockey team failed to make the NCAA Tournament this season.

The Michigan hockey team’s season hasn’t ended before Mar. 10 in at least 19 years. Records on begin with the 2000-01 season and since then, the earliest the Wolverines have hung up their skates for the year was Mar. 16, 2017.
The Daily looks back at Michigan’s season by breaking down the performance of each unit and offering superlatives before looking ahead to next year.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 6:32pm

It seemed inevitable all season long, and now it’s official.

Only one day after Michigan’s season ended in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, sophomore defenseman Quinn Hughes signed an NHL entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Thank you to the coaching staff, medical staff, trainers and the best fans in college hockey, Hughes said in a statement. Most importantly, thank you to my teammates who made this the best two years of my life. Proud to be (a part) of the Michigan family! Go Blue!