The 2-1 shootout win, officially a tie, wasn’t pretty in a classic sense — but it was beautiful in its own way.
Tony Calderone’s goal proved to be a momentum swing, as the No. 12 Michigan hockey team went on to beat Dartmouth in a shootout.
With three first-period goals, Michigan has now held at least a two-goal lead in its last four games.
During the past two campaigns, the Wolverines have brought in freshman classes that made immediate impacts on the ice.
The Wolverines set out to capitalize on a weak schedule early this season. Their progress toward that goal has been the subject of much debate.
Michigan should have passed its first real test of the season with flying colors, twice beating a highly ranked Boston University side that hadn’t lost in three weeks. That’s not what happened, though.
Michigan outshot Boston University, 38-21, en route to a 4-2 win.
One goal was all it took for the Agganis Arena to come alive as the Terriers scored three unanswered goals.
A year ago, the Michigan hockey team traveled to Boston University to take on the Terriers at the loud and rowdy Agganis Arena.
In 1985, Powers got on a plane to the Midwest for a recruiting visit with Red Berenson. He hasn’t left since.