Hockey

Sophomore goaltender Jack LaFontaine has split time with fellow sophomore Hayden Lavigne so far this season.

The two have each started four games, have guarded the net during an overtime performance and have taken on leadership as the sixth man despite still being underclassmen.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson emphasized that the Wolverines need to capitalize on third period chances to continue their success.

Through eight games, 13 of Michigan’s 28 goals have come in the third period. But the squandered late scoring opportunities have slowly started to equal those capped off by goal flurries.

Sophomore defenseman Luke Martin emphasized the importance of chemistry at the back.

While the Wolverines may lack for experience or veteran presence in many areas, defense is not one of them.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson threw his hands up in disbelief when the apparent game-winner was called off.

After what looked like a chance at a second straight home series sweep, Michigan (5-3-0) fell to Ferris State (3-6-1) in a shocking 3-2 upset.

Michigan fell 3-2 to Ferris State in overtime at Yost Arena on Friday Night.

Ferris State made it clear from the first puck drop that a repeat of Thursday was not in the cards for the Michigan hockey team.

Sophomore forward Jake Slater scored two of Michigan’s four goals in the third period to pull away late.

A dominant first period and a furious third-period flurry was enough for the Michigan hockey team (5-2) to put away the Bulldogs, 7-2.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has challenged his underclassmen to take on a bigger role for the team.

Michigan now possesses a balance of skilled underclassmen and veterans eager for redemption. Against Ferris State, it will try to maximize this balance and hope it comes together at the same time.

Senior forward Dexter Dancs netted three goals against Penn State, while also adding an assist.

As more competition against high-caliber conference opponents begins, the Daily looks at four key storylines from what was an eventful and decisive weekend in State College.

Senior forward Tony Calderone netted two goals to give Michigan a decisive victory over No. 15 Penn State.

With a victory over No. 15 Penn State at Pegula Ice Arena, the Wolverines proved not only that they could hang with the Big Ten’s best, but beat them as well.

The Wolverines’ trip to No. 15 Penn State to begin their Big Ten slate represents the most important challenge of their season so far.