Junior forward Cooper Marody started his third campaign in Ann Arbor with a goal and three assists in a season-opening exhibition.

Reflecting back on last year’s adversities, Marody couldn’t be more ready to move on and begin what he hopes to be his first complete season on the Wolverine roster.

Throughout the exhibition against Western Ontario, the defense simultaneously protected the Michigan net while forcing a plethora of scoring opportunities for the offense, giving the whole squad a weapon behind the blue line.

Senior forward Tony Calderone netted two goals against Western Ontario, contributing to a dominating offensive performance.

Draw whatever conclusions you like. But Michigan was utterly dominant Saturday night.


Nine different Michigan players found the net against Western Ontario, making a statement that the new fast-paced, eclectic and gritty Wolverines are already taking steps to reverse last year’s storyline.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson was an assistant coach in Ann Arbor in 1996. Now he's returning as Michigan's head coach.

Despite all the talented young players, the grizzled veterans who have been through the ups and downs of the last few seasons and the new head coach with a seemingly magic touch, Michigan still has to perform on the ice.

Sophomore goaltender Jack LaFontaine is poised to assume a leadership role in his second season with the Wolverines.

In addition to the increased playing time, though, LaFontaine and Lavigne find themselves in somewhat new leadership positions with the team.


The No. 13 Michigan hockey team weathered the storm, emerging with a 2-1 win over Ferris State Friday night at Ewigleben Arena.

Nolan De Jong said his team is working to bear down on defense to replace its lost offensive firepower.

Through four games, the Bulldogs have been outscored 13-8 by their opponents.

The Wolverines racked up 10 penalty minutes in the first, giving Union six power play shot attempts and one goal.

Union outshot Michigan 40 to 23 as the Wolverines lost their season opener.