No. 11 Michigan left its first trip to Schenectady with a 5-5 tie.
Even though Michigan escaped the weekend unscathed, Berenson can’t use that logic any longer as the Wolverines travel to upstate New York for games against No. 18 Union and RPI on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
The Wolverines dominated shot totals in both games, but both scores were close until the final buzzer.
With less than 7:30 left in the game and the No. 11 Michigan hockey team up 3-2, Zach Werenski held the puck inside the left circle, just a few feet away from the Wolverine net.
16 minutes into the second period, freshman forward Kyle Connor came to the rescue, scoring the game-winning goal.
The regular season couldn’t have started much worse for the Wolverines, but they were determined not to let Friday night end that way.
Friday night, when the Wolverines face off with Mercyhurst at Yost Ice Arena, every game becomes important.
The 2015-16 season kicks off with a strong core of returning players, a few new and improved pieces and lingering unknowns. The Michigan Daily breaks down the Wolverines 2015-2016 roster.
No matter the different paths their lives may take, all roads have led back to Berenson, in what could be his final season as Michigan’s head coach.
It seems that the Big Ten crown will be the Wolverines’ to lose.