Last Wednesday, the top 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award were announced — and it’s no surprise Kyle Connor, JT Compher and Tyler Motte were among them.
The Fighting Irish are not so different than they were three years ago in the teams’ last meeting — set to pose a stringent defensive challenge to Michigan’s high-flying offense.
USCHO.com reported Tuesday afternoon that the Fighting Irish would be leaving the Hockey East for the Big Ten in the 2017-18 season. An announcement is expected either late Tuesday or Wednesday.
If you ask the team what changed defensively, they’ll tell you it was a whole-team effort. Every player became accountable: forwards, defensemen and Racine.
For three years, the Michigan hockey team has been burdened with a historic legacy as a measuring stick. But now, the Wolverines are back where they're supposed to be.
Friday night, the Wolverines, a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional, will take on No. 3 seed Notre Dame, while No. 1 seed North Dakota and No. 4 seed Northeastern round out the regional in Cincinnati.
Michigan’s power play unit did exactly what it has done well in the last month of the season.
Michigan avenged a loss in the 2015 title game, beating Minnesota, 5-3.
Last season the Gophers prevailed in Detroit, ending Michigan’s season.
Connor’s freshman season is among the most impressive feats in the modern history of college hockey. He owns a 24-game point streak and the national lead in points (65) and in goals (34).