Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:20pm
Kris Mayotte said the five players who were at the National Junior Team Evaluation Camp are using what they learned to elevate the rest of the team.

Freshman forwards Matty Beniers, Thomas Bordeleau and Brendan Brisson were newcomers, while sophomore forward Johnny Beecher and sophomore defenseman Cam York were part of the 2020 team. If selected, players would represent the U.S. at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which will take place in a bubble in Edmonton, Alberta from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5.

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:19pm
The Michigan hockey team has developed its team values and camaraderie through off-season work with Brian Townsend.

As the director of the Michigan Athletic Department’s Leadership Development program, Brian Townsend works with over a dozen teams, honing skills from communication to collective problem solving.

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:55pm
Mel Pearson is locked in on the start of the season.

The Wolverines have been preparing for this moment for months, increasing practice schedules and changing the structure as regulations change.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:54pm
Kris Mayotte looks to continue his growth as part of Michigan's coaching staff.

Mayotte had heard about the opening the way most people in the hockey world hear news: on Twitter. He knew Pearson from the recruiting trail, and Michigan’s program had always been on his radar.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 8:46pm
Michigan hockey strength coach Joe Maher created a series of different summer workout plans depending on the level of equipment players had at their disposal.

Strength coach Joe Maher created a series of different plans depending on the level of equipment players had at their disposal.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 8:39pm
Senior forward Jack Becker and his teammates created their own COVID guidelines for the Michigan hockey team to follow.

But the rules weren’t passed down from the university, the athletic department or even a coach. They were developed over the summer during a group conversation between all players on the team. Together, they talked about their expectations for each other and how to best minimize risk of infection.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 9:31pm
Strauss Mann is the fourth goaltender captain in Michigan history and the first in 78 years.

Mann started 35 games between the pipes and made 987 saves for a .939 save percentage in his sophomore campaign, earning him the title of Big Ten Goaltender of the Year. Now, he’ll be the Wolverines’ first non-senior captain in five years.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 7:59pm
Forward Kent Johnson is one of many freshmen poised to boost the Michigan hockey team's offense.

Last year’s three top scorers — forwards Jake Slaker, Will Lockwood and Nick Pastujov — are all gone. While those holes won’t be easy to fill, the freshman class knows how to get the puck into the net.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:52pm
The Big Ten released a proposal to move fall sports games to just in-conference play.

On Thursday afternoon, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren made one thing clear: nothing is set in stone. 

The press conference followed a statement by the Big Ten saying fall sports would be restricted to a conference-only schedule. 

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 7:52pm
Jessical Schoonbee's year of Olympic hopes ends at home

In another reality, Jess would be finishing up her finals in Ann Arbor and gearing up for another Big Ten Championship. Or she’d be ramping up her practice schedule for the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Switzerland. Instead, she finishes her peanut butter toast and sits down at her computer. When she’s done with her school work, she tries to keep herself occupied, spending time with her family and running — she even dyed her own hair a couple weeks ago.

That’s the routine she’s developed since getting home to Johannesburg in the middle of March, when her rowing career, her Olympic dreams and her life were put on pause because of COVID-19.