Diagnosing the Michigan hockey team’s identity has become nearly impossible.

Senior forward Boo Nieves in a game against Minnesota on Friday.

The scoring continued like it has all year at Yost Ice Arena, as No. 9 Michigan cruised to an 8-3 victory against Minnesota behind a three-goal surge in the second period.

Justin Selman and the Wolverines are looking for revenge.

When two of college hockey’s most storied programs meet, there’s always a little extra buzz around the rink. But when Minnesota and No. 9 Michigan drop the puck at Yost Ice Arena on Friday night, it won’t be just a matchup of star talent and Big Ten contenders. It’s personal.

Alex Kile joined Justin Selman and Boo Nieves on the second line with tremendous success.

Junior forward Alex Kile moved to a line with senior forwards Boo Nieves and Justin Selman, while freshman forward Kyle Connor joined junior forwards JT Compher and Tyler Motte.

Chad Catt looks away when Michigan takes its shots in a shootout. He played his first significant minutes on Saturday.

As the Michigan hockey team began its shootout against Wisconsin on Saturday, all eyes were on junior forward Tyler Motte as he took the puck from center ice and went in on goal to try to give the Wolverines an early advantage.

Boo Nieves used to eat Zebra cakes and Swiss rolls and drink Arnold Palmer the night before games, he shared in an interview.

The Daily sat down with senior forward Boo Nieves, who has three goals and six assists this season, to discuss his year, Michigan coach Red Berenson, E. coli and more.

JT Compher and Tyler Motte combined to lift Michigan over Wisconsin for one regulation win and one shootout win.

The duo willed the Wolverines to a five-point, Big Ten-opening series against Wisconsin.

In the middle of the second period, with Michigan down two goals to an unheralded Wisconsin hockey team, pandemonium broke out at Yost Ice Arena.

Dexter Dancs lifted the puck over goaltender Matt Jurusik’s right shoulder, tying the game and kickstarting a whirlwind finish that gave Michigan a 6-4 win.

Cooper Marody will get his first taste of Big Ten hockey this weekend at Yost Ice Arena.

Wisconsin will be ready to break a five-game losing streak to Michigan at Yost Ice Arena this weekend in both teams’ Big Ten opener.