Hockey

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.

Michigan rides a two-game winning streak into the series opener at Michigan State on Friday.

With half the season gone and two weeks of Big Ten play completed, the Wolverines have lived up to their expectations. The Spartans (1-3-0, 5-13-2), on the other hand, have not.

Kyle Connor didn't earn a spot on Team USA's World Juniors roster, but he responded by earning GLI MVP honors.

The 17th overall pick by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2015 NHL Draft, Connor led the nation in college goals (seven) and points (13) during December.

Team captains pose with the MacInnes Cup following their GLI victory on December 30.

Wednesday’s 4-2, come-from-behind win over a competitive Michigan Tech squad included several show-stopping defensive stands, but relatively tame bursts of offense.