Senior forward Dexter Dancs put the Wolverines up by four, but they would soon come unraveled.

Masked behind the Wolverines’ statistical rout of the USNTDP was the fact that a shift in momentum would soon make the game a lot closer than could have been anticipated from Michigan’s flying start.

Senior forward Tony Calderone scored two early goals to give Michigan a lead it would never lose Saturday.

Calderone, junior center Cooper Marody and senior left wing Dexter Dancs – who have combined for 47 points thus far this season – continued to dominate the stat sheet.

Freshman forward Josh Norris spent last season with the USNTDP, recording a team-high 51 points in 52 games.

While preparing for Saturday’s exhibition game against the U.S. National Team Development Program, three Michigan hockey players eagerly await a package with championship rings.

Junior defenseman Joseph Cecconi has found a capable partner in senior defenseman Sam Piazza.

What can get lost in translation of this season’s repetitive plot is the noteworthy talent of individuals in the defensive core — in particular, its veteran leadership.

Freshman forward Josh Norris will be paired with senior Tony Calderone and junior forward Brendan Warren this weekend.

Michigan’s exhibition game against the United States National Team Development Program this Saturday comes as an opportune moment to experiment with new lines.

The Michigan hockey team has chalked up its sweep to Ohio State as a learning experience for the season.

During the upcoming off-week, the Wolverines expressed that they would be working on ironing out the kinks of what fans saw as a stagnant offense and an underperforming defense.

Sophomore forward Jake Slaker admitted that Ohio State outworked the Wolverines through two games.

For two straight nights, the Wolverines had been dominated in every facet of the game and run off their home ice. They didn’t try to deny it, either.


A disappointing weekend for the Wolverines came to an end with a 5-1 loss to the Buckeyes, which followed a 3-2 defeat the night before.

Freshman forward Josh Norris scored with 15 seconds remaining, but Michigan was still down by one goal.

The 17th-ranked Wolverines conceded two goals less than a minute apart in the third period, and it cost them dearly in a 3-2 loss to No. 15 Ohio State.

Sophomore forward Nick Pastujov tallied one of Michigan’s signature comeback goals this weekend.

Such has been the storyline for the majority of the season – a firm Wolverine front that comes from behind and gives its opponents no reason to feel comfortable.