Michigan’s exhibition game against the United States National Team Development Program this Saturday comes as an opportune moment to experiment with new lines.
For two straight nights, the Wolverines had been dominated in every facet of the game and run off their home ice. They didn’t try to deny it, either.
A disappointing weekend for the Wolverines came to an end with a 5-1 loss to the Buckeyes, which followed a 3-2 defeat the night before.
While the Wolverines may lack for experience or veteran presence in many areas, defense is not one of them.
A dominant first period and a furious third-period flurry was enough for the Michigan hockey team (5-2) to put away the Bulldogs, 7-2.
Michigan now possesses a balance of skilled underclassmen and veterans eager for redemption. Against Ferris State, it will try to maximize this balance and hope it comes together at the same time.
With a victory over No. 15 Penn State at Pegula Ice Arena, the Wolverines proved not only that they could hang with the Big Ten’s best, but beat them as well.
The Wolverines’ trip to No. 15 Penn State to begin their Big Ten slate represents the most important challenge of their season so far.
Pearson knows the task of replacing a legend presents a challenge unlike any he has ever faced. He knows he isn’t the next Red Berenson, and he’s not trying to be.
What matters to Pearson, though, is that he’s at home.
Freshman forward Mohammed Zakyi outstretched his foot and knocked the ball into the net, giving the Michigan men’s soccer team a 2-1, double-overtime victory.