If you ask the team what changed defensively, they’ll tell you it was a whole-team effort. Every player became accountable: forwards, defensemen and Racine.
For three years, the Michigan hockey team has been burdened with a historic legacy as a measuring stick. But now, the Wolverines are back where they're supposed to be.
Friday night, the Wolverines, a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional, will take on No. 3 seed Notre Dame, while No. 1 seed North Dakota and No. 4 seed Northeastern round out the regional in Cincinnati.
Michigan’s power play unit did exactly what it has done well in the last month of the season.
Michigan avenged a loss in the 2015 title game, beating Minnesota, 5-3.
Last season the Gophers prevailed in Detroit, ending Michigan’s season.
Connor’s freshman season is among the most impressive feats in the modern history of college hockey. He owns a 24-game point streak and the national lead in points (65) and in goals (34).
ST. PAUL, Minn. —With 9:08 left in the Big Ten Hockey Tournament semifinal, freshman forward Kyle Connor roofed a rebound during the Wolverines’ sixth power play of the game.
The Wolverines defeated Penn State for the fifth time this season.
Michigan is entering its conference tournament as the No. 2 seed, with an NCAA Tournament berth already locked in place.