Monday, November 30, 2020 - 9:52pm
Going into its most difficult series of the season with five players out due to a World Juniors game, Michigan will need its depth to defeat Minnesota.

Monday afternoon, USA Hockey released its preliminary roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. It includes three Wolverine freshman forwards — Matty Beniers, Thomas Bordeleau, and Brendan Brisson — as well as sophomore forward Johnny Beecher and sophomore defenseman Cam York. All five will be unavailable for Michigan’s Dec. 8 and 9 home series against Minnesota, which will be missing three of its own players.

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 9:58pm
Michael Pastujov beat Notre Dame's neutral zone trap for Michigan's second goal.

A little over 10 minutes into the first period, Notre Dame defenseman Nick Leivermann received a pass above the right circle and fired a wrister past junior goaltender Strauss Mann. 

For the third straight game, the Wolverines had surrendered the first goal. It turned out to be a crucial one in Friday’s 3-2 loss at Yost Ice Arena, as it allowed the Fighting Irish to lean more heavily on their gritty, defensive style of play. 

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 8:28pm
Freshman forward Thomas Bordeleau scored the game-winner in overtime for Michigan on Friday.

On a dime, Bordeleau stopped. He dragged the puck back, put it between his legs, and lifted the backhander into the top of the net.

The goal ended a dramatic 2-1 Wolverines victory and sealed a Michigan (4-0) series sweep over the Badgers (2-2)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:43pm
Michigan hockey defeated Wisconsin 5-2 in its first game in Madison Thursday.

In that moment, the freshmen stepped up. Forward Thomas Bordeleau received a pass at the point, skated toward the goal, and delivered a flawless cross-crease pass to forward Brendan Brisson. The one-timer thundered into the back of the net, a decisive turning point in the Wolverines’ 5-2 win at La Bahn Arena on Thursday night.

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 2:39pm
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The Wolverines beat Arizona State, 8-1, in a game that felt utterly inconceivable just a few short months ago. Emerging from the weeks of daily testing, socially-distanced dressing rooms and masked practices was a Michigan team that operated as if play had never paused.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:53pm
The Daily breaks down Michigan's roster, including a star-studded freshman class.

With expectations as high as ever despite the uncertainty of COVID-19, The Daily breaks down each position group to see where the Wolverines’ greatest strengths lie for the 2020-21 season.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 10:16pm
Mel Pearson has faced criticism for not allowing Owen Power to attend Team Canada's World Juniors selection camp.

Head hockey coach Mel Pearson declined to release freshman Owen Power for the monthlong World Juniors training camp.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 5:15pm
Michigan coach Mel Pearson did not release freshman defenseman Owen Power for the start of Team Canada’s World Juniors selection camp.

For now, Owen Power remains with Michigan.

According to a statement from Hockey Canada, the freshman defenseman will not be released to participate in Team Canada’s World Juniors selection camp. The full statement reads: 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 10:51pm
Sophomore forward. Nick Granowicz should still carve out a role on Michigan.

This season, Granowicz is set to take a big step forward. With a full offseason of work under his belt (albeit one complicated by the pandemic), he is primed to contribute more offensively and earn more time on the ice.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 8:22pm
Mel Pearson hopes the addition of talented freshmen will improve his team's power-play production this season.

Michigan hockey coach Mel Pearson chuckled when asked what he’s liked about his team’s power-play unit in practice. 

“You must have our office bugged, because we were just talking about the power-play.”