Sophomore forward Jake Slater scored two of Michigan’s four goals in the third period to pull away late.

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 coach Mel Pearson has challenged his underclassmen to take on a bigger role for the team.

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.

Senior forward Dexter Dancs netted three goals against Penn State, while also adding an assist.

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.

Senior forward Tony Calderone netted two goals to give Michigan a decisive victory over No. 15 Penn State.

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.

Sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne boasts a .898 save percentage through two games this year.

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.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson saw both bright spots and clear shortcomings from his team’s first home series.

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.

Freshman forward Josh Norris became the first Michigan player to score twice in his home debut since Kyle Connor in 2015.

Josh Norris and Jake Slaker led the Wolverines in their third-period efforts against Vermont, helping clinch a weekend sweep.

Sophomore forward Jake Slaker provided the heroics in Michigan’s comeback 3-2 win over Vermont.

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.

Sophomore forward Will Lockwood scored the crucial opening goal for Michigan on Friday night.

The Wolverines outshot Vermont, 17-5, in the first period, eventually breaking through in the second to secure a victory.