After his career at Colorado College was altered by a coaching change, Roos changed his path — landing in Ann Arbor to pursue a masters degree while contributing to the Michigan hockey team.
Being injured helped Lockwood understand the need to continue adding facets to his game and fine-tuning his technical skills alongside his raw athletic attributes.
Draw whatever conclusions you like. But Michigan was utterly dominant Saturday night.
But Michigan (2-1-1 Big Ten, 5-2-4 overall) did the unexpected again, upsetting Wisconsin, 2-1, in overtime for its first victory over a top-10 team since 2014.
Thursday night’s contest was in many ways lopsided, and if all opportunities were equal, the Golden Gophers could rightfully say they dominated the match.
“They’re not happy,” coach Greg Ryan said of his team after it fell, 1-0, to Purdue on an 83rd-minute volley.
Monday's contest showcased a number of trends — both positive and negative — that have followed Michigan, some of them dating back to last season.
With Michigan kicking off preseason training Wednesday, and its first exhibition game against Wisconsin-Green Bay 10 days away, the Daily previews the Wolverines’ 2017 roster.
The omnipresent theme for Michigan — young and talented, but inexperienced — applies to its linebacking corps as much as anywhere, and McCray has asserted himself as a necessary veteran voice for that group.
For Kinnel, the most important aspects of his new role are trust and communication.