Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:32am
Senior defenseman Luke Martin believes Michigan hockey’s slow start against Western Michigan on Saturday ultimately lost them the game.

KALAMAZOO — With under two minutes to go and the Michigan hockey team (3-2-1) trailing by two goals against No. 18 Western Michigan (2-3-1), sophomore goaltender Strauss Mann skated to his team’s bench to give the Wolverines an extra man on the attack. Soon after, the Broncos’ student section motioned toward the empty net and filled the rink with taunts of “better goalie.”

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:04pm
Senior forward Will Lockwood is excited to play against old rival Western Michigan this weekend.

The Michigan hockey team (2-1-1) typically plans its schedule three years in advance. So upon Pearson’s arrival, many of this season’s series — such as the recent two against Clarkson and Lake Superior State — were already set in stone.
Still, Pearson had a say in how to fill the leftover non-conference schedule. With that opportunity, he supported talk of playing Western Michigan, and as a result the Wolverines will face the No. 18 Broncos (1-2-1) this weekend in a home-and-home series.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:44pm

During its first series of the season, the Michigan hockey team seemed hesitant at times to take shots. The team passed excessively in the offensive zone, often waiting too long for plays to develop.

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:02pm

In the final seconds of the season-opener, freshman forward Johnny Beecher nearly channeled a pass from sophomore Nick Blankenburg into the net to win but ultimately missed the puck, ending the game as a tie, 1-1.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:02pm

If the Michigan hockey team hopes to rebound from prior struggles, it must fare better in the Big Ten. The Wolverines finished second to last in the conference standings last season and got bounced in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Early next month, Michigan kicks off conference play. A quick glance shows that Penn State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin appear to lead the pack, but it’s hard to measure the separation.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 8:14pm
Freshman defenseman Cam York scored twice in Michigan’s 8-2 exhibition game win over Windsor on Sunday.

The Michigan hockey team's 8-2 over Windsor showcased the talents of its five-man freshman group on Sunday.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:43pm
Senior defenseman Luke Martin and the Michigan hockey team open its season this Sunday.

To the Wolverines, exhibitions matter. Sunday will be the team’s first contest since losing in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament nearly seven months ago.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:44pm
Michigan coach Mel Pearson looks to improve the Wolverines’ power play, which ranked 45th out of the 60 teams nationally last season.

It goes without saying that to win hockey games, a team must score.

Goals can come from a variety of channels, from breakaways, one-timers and penalty shots to quick wristers, wraparounds and sometimes sheer luck.

That said, power plays are key to generating a bulk of the scoring chances. And the teams that make the most out of the extra man are often most successful.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:15pm
Sophomore Sophia Trombetta finished third at the Glass City Invitational at Inverness Club on Monday and Tuesday.

To anyone deep in the golf world, Inverness Club is more than just a course. Located in Toledo, Ohio, the historic club has hosted some of the sport’s most prestigious events, including four U.S. Opens, a pair of PGA Championships and the U.S. Amateur. And Monday and Tuesday, women collegiate golfers walked the fairways during the Glass City Invitational. Among the pack was the Michigan women’s golf team, which shot 10-over par for a second-place finish in its first competition of the season. Florida got in the clubhouse four strokes better than the Wolverines to best the 13-team field.

Monday, September 2, 2019 - 7:04pm

With the press, Michigan often won back possession quickly. As a result, the Wolverines spent the majority of the game on the attacking side of the field. This yielded the scoring chances, including four corners and five total shots on goal.