Freshman goaltender Strauss Mann has a 3-1 record so far this season.

The No. 16 Michigan hockey team (5-4 overall, 1-1 Big Ten) is getting thrown into the fire — facing one fierce opponent after the other — right at the beginning of conference play.

Freshman forward Garrett Van Wyhe and his line are trying to find the offensive touch

Freshman forward Garrett Van Wyhe and his line are trying to find the offensive touch

Junior forward Adam Winborg has been one of Michigan’s top players during the faceoff, winning 18 of 26 draws over the past three games for the Wolverines.

Some people get a thrill out of the chase –– whatever that chase entails. That is, unless you’re Michigan hockey coach Mel Pearson and what you’re chasing is the puck.

Freshman defenseman Nick Blankenburg scored his first goal for Michigan on Saturday.

Less than five minutes into the third period on Saturday, Nick Blankenburg received the puck near the blue line.

Sophomore defenseman Quinn Hughes assisted on one of Michigan's power play goals this weekend.

For many things in sports, timing is everything. In hockey, that includes the power play.


Michigan held on to exact some revenge on the Fighting Irish, 2-1.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has used healthy competition in practice to make adjustments to Michigan’s roster.

In the two-day series against Lake Superior State last weekend, the Michigan hockey team played like two vastly different teams.

Junior forward Josh Norris notched four points against the Lakers this weekend.

In an up-and-down series against Lake Superior State (5-1) in which the Wolverines appeared to be two different teams between Friday and Saturday night, there was one constant for the No. 12 Michigan hockey team (4-3): sophomore forward Josh Norris.


From the opening faceoff on Saturday, Michigan looked like a different team than on Friday night.


It took eight minutes for the No. 12 Michigan hockey team to find twine. After back-and-forth play with minimal shots to show from either side, the Wolverines (3-3) finally broke through against Lake Superior State (5-0) to take the first lead of the game. But the early lead wouldn’t last, as the Lakers poured in five goals and Michigan fell, 5-2.