A dominant first period and a furious third-period flurry was enough for the Michigan hockey team (5-2) to put away the Bulldogs, 7-2.
Michigan now possesses a balance of skilled underclassmen and veterans eager for redemption. Against Ferris State, it will try to maximize this balance and hope it comes together at the same time.
As more competition against high-caliber conference opponents begins, the Daily looks at four key storylines from what was an eventful and decisive weekend in State College.
With a victory over No. 15 Penn State at Pegula Ice Arena, the Wolverines proved not only that they could hang with the Big Ten’s best, but beat them as well.
The Wolverines’ trip to No. 15 Penn State to begin their Big Ten slate represents the most important challenge of their season so far.
Jack LaFontaine and Hayden Lavigne have already put up half of the showings that will dictate who will get to be the primary goaltender for the remainder of the season.
The Daily highlights four key takeaways from the series, including the areas the Wolverines excelled and the areas the team needs to improve before Michigan travels to Penn State for its first Big Ten series of the season.
Josh Norris and Jake Slaker led the Wolverines in their third-period efforts against Vermont, helping clinch a weekend sweep.
The Wolverines were seemingly outplayed in all three periods, but still came away with a 3-2 victory against Vermont (2-4) to sweep their first home series of the season.
The Wolverines outshot Vermont, 17-5, in the first period, eventually breaking through in the second to secure a victory.