Hockey

Michigan coach Mel Pearson saw both bright spots and clear shortcomings from his team’s first home series.

The Daily highlights four key takeaways from the series, including the areas the Wolverines excelled and the areas the team needs to improve before Michigan travels to Penn State for its first Big Ten series of the season.

Freshman forward Josh Norris became the first Michigan player to score twice in his home debut since Kyle Connor in 2015.

Josh Norris and Jake Slaker led the Wolverines in their third-period efforts against Vermont, helping clinch a weekend sweep.

Sophomore forward Jake Slaker provided the heroics in Michigan’s comeback 3-2 win over Vermont.

The Wolverines were seemingly outplayed in all three periods, but still came away with a 3-2 victory against Vermont (2-4) to sweep their first home series of the season.

Sophomore forward Will Lockwood scored the crucial opening goal for Michigan on Friday night.

The Wolverines outshot Vermont, 17-5, in the first period, eventually breaking through in the second to secure a victory.

Red Berenson was honored Thursday, as the University’s Board of Regents unanimously approved the proposal to name the rink after the legendary coach.

The rink inside the arena is now “Red Berenson Rink,” honoring the legendary Michigan hockey coach of 33 years who retired at the end of last season.

Sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne is amidst a goaltender competition with fellow sophomore Jack LaFontaine.

The Daily takes an in-depth look at the Wolverine roster by position, deciphering which goaltender will be named starter, which veterans are primed to perform to potential and which freshmen could claim instant stardom.

The Michigan hockey team is surrounded by talent in the Big Ten, as four teams in the conference are ranked in the Top 20.

The Daily breaks down the 2017 rendition of the Big Ten conference.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has proven he can revive a program, but his plan will undoubtedly take time.

Mel Pearson's arrival has injected energy into Michigan hockey, but the transformation of this program won’t happen overnight.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson isn't concerned with the legacy he leaves in Ann Arbor, but instead is simply happy to be reunited with the program.

Pearson knows the task of replacing a legend presents a challenge unlike any he has ever faced. He knows he isn’t the next Red Berenson, and he’s not trying to be.
What matters to Pearson, though, is that he’s at home.

Graduate student Alex Roos scored and assisted in Michigan's season-opening exhibition before tallying another goal against St. Lawrence.

After his career at Colorado College was altered by a coaching change, Roos changed his path — landing in Ann Arbor to pursue a masters degree while contributing to the Michigan hockey team.