STATE COLLEGE — Jake Slaker knew in the back of his mind that good things come to those who wait, and he got to see that firsthand Friday night against No. 5 Penn State .
Coming off a failed power play with five minutes left, with the game tied 4-4, the No. 16 Michigan hockey team had to wait a little longer than expected for this moment. After falling behind 3-1 in the first period and 4-2 in the second, the Wolverines could have easily folded to the Nittany Lions.
If you know me, the last thing you’ll mistake me for is being a picky eater.
Be it American food, Italian food, Chinese food or anything in between, I’ve probably tried it. Heck, I’ve even eaten fried silk worms in Thailand — trust me, they’re actually pretty good. But for whatever reason, the one food I never liked growing up was sadly, my own. Even though my parents, sister and grandparents in the states always loved Sri Lankan food, I personally never found it appealing.
If one thing is certain after the Michigan hockey team’s first five games, it’s that Wolverines coach Mel Pearson and his team are doing more than just trying to kill bad habits — they’re actively looking for rhythm and routine.
When Quinn Hughes went left against St. Lawrence, he was more often than not right. In the No.12 Michigan hockey team’s 3-1 win over the Saints, the sophomore defenseman quite literally found a zone — the left point. Whether it was his score or one of his two assists, the Wolverines relentlessly funneled their offense to the left point.