Hockey

Tony Calderone once played on a travel hockey team with five other current Michigan players.

Calderone’s 96 shots on the season slot him in third on the team, behind junior forward Tyler Motte and freshman forward Kyle Connor, respectively.

The Michigan hockey team was upset twice by Ohio State over the weekend, including a 6-5 loss in overtime on Sunday.

The weekend against Ohio State brought a serious concern to the forefront. The Wolverines don’t have a reliable identity yet, and finding it in the middle of a postseason run might not be good enough.

Senior goaltender Steve Racine makes a save in overtime during Michigan's 6-5 overtime loss to Ohio State at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on March 6.

After giving up three unanswered goals in the first 20 minutes, Racine’s second period was one of his worst stretches on the year.

Michigan players collapse onto the ice following their 6-5 overtime loss to Ohio State at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on March 6.

While the Wolverines recovered from a three-goal deficit to push the game to overtime, the Buckeyes triumphed, 6-5.

Freshman forward Kyle Connor put up a tough showing during a 7-4 loss against Ohio State on Friday.

Michigan was hindered by Ohio State’s disruptive forechecking, and had several mistakes on defense that led to a Buckeye explosion.

Senior goalie Steve Racine lowers his head as Michigan loses in overtime to Minnesota at Mariucci Arena on Friday.

The Golden Gophers took back the lead in the Big Ten standings with two weeks to play.

Junior forward Alex Kile's hat trick against Minnesota led the Wolverines to a 6-2 win on Thursday.

Minnesota held a narrow lead in the Big Ten standings coming into the weekend series, with 33 points to Michigan’s 32, but Thursday’s win put the Wolverines squarely in first place.

Red Berenson's team could be playing for the Big Ten regular-season title at Minnesota this weekend.

Minnesota hosts No. 6 Michigan on Thursday night in the first game of a weekend series.

Cutler Martin played forward for the first time in his career against Ferris State.

This season, Cutler Martin has played 25 of the Michigan hockey team’s 28 games. And with the exception of the matchup with the Bulldogs, he has suited up as a defenseman in every one of those contests.

Freshman defenseman Joseph Cecconi leads all Wolverine defenseman with a plus-minus rating of plus-17.

Cecconi joined the Daily for this week’s edition of Quick Hits.