Hockey

Sophomore defense Cutler Martin throws punches at Yost Ice Arena Sunday. Michigan won 8- 6.

The Wolverines cruised to a 8-5 win Sunday at Yost Ice Arena.

Freshman forward Brendan Warren skates off the ice following Michigan's shootout loss to Ohio State on Columbus on January 15.

No. 6 Michigan tied Ohio State, 5-5, before losing to the Buckeyes in a shootout Friday night at Value City Arena.

Zach Werenski is fully readjusted after spending almost a month in Helsinki for the World Junior Championships.

Struggling out of the gate, the Buckeyes started the season winning just four of their first 15 contests. But recently, the Buckeyes have looked like a different team.

Sophomore defenseman Zach Werenski borrowed former Wolverine forward Carl Hagelin's violin celebration after a goal against Michigan State last weekend.

The Daily caught up with Werenski to discuss reindeer, the dab and the time he spent in Finland for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships.

Sam Piazza took a roundabout path to becoming a viable defenseman for Michigan in recent weeks.

Now competing for time in Michigan's lineup, Piazza once struggled to make game-day rosters, rode the bench and endured the lonely prospect of being hundreds of miles away from home without a clear plan.

Michigan's fourth line has benefitted from the experience of Max Shuart and Dexter Dancs.

With the Wolverines recently adding a seventh defenseman to the lineup, a hole has been left on the fourth line. But there are two forwards who have consistently been on the fourth line there to keep it steady.

The Michigan hockey team did plenty of celebrating in a weekend sweep of Michigan State.

While they didn't put together the prettiest game Saturday, the Wolverines took care of business and finished off a sweep. And they had fun doing it.

Sophomore forward Dexter Dancs celebrates his goal in the first period of Michigan's 6-3 victory over Michigan State University on January 9.

The Wolverines finished off a Saturday win, earning the privilege of singing "The Victors" after the game.

Junior defenseman Zach Werenski in a game against Michigan State University Friday.

After Friday's win at Michigan State, Werenski refuted a Columbus Dispatch report that he is unhappy at Michigan.

Freshman forward Kyle Conor celebrates scoring a goal in a game against Michigan State University. Michigan won 9-2.

The Wolverine offense exploded once again in a win over Michigan State by a score of 9-2 at Munn Ice Arena.