Hockey

Dexter Dancs and Michigan open NCAA Tournament play against Notre Dame in Cincinnati.

This week, the situation is more desperate than at the Big Ten Tournament: Win or go home.

Steve Shields was a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker award in 1994.

Last Wednesday, the top 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award were announced — and it’s no surprise Kyle Connor, JT Compher and Tyler Motte were among them.

Michigan and Notre Dame last played in 2013 in the CCHA title game, and they'll match up again Friday in the NCAA Tournament.

The Fighting Irish are not so different than they were three years ago in the teams’ last meeting — set to pose a stringent defensive challenge to Michigan’s high-flying offense.

USCHO.com reported Tuesday afternoon that the Fighting Irish would be leaving the Hockey East for the Big Ten in the 2017-18 season. An announcement is expected either late Tuesday or Wednesday.

Improved defense has allowed JT Compher and the Michigan hockey team to put together more complete performances of late.

If you ask the team what changed defensively, they’ll tell you it was a whole-team effort. Every player became accountable: forwards, defensemen and Racine.

The Michigan hockey team returned to its spot atop its conference and in the NCAA Tournament.

For three years, the Michigan hockey team has been burdened with a historic legacy as a measuring stick. But now, the Wolverines are back where they're supposed to be.

Red Berenson's team will play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.

Friday night, the Wolverines, a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional, will take on No. 3 seed Notre Dame, while No. 1 seed North Dakota and No. 4 seed Northeastern round out the regional in Cincinnati.

Zach Werenski scored the game-winning goal on the power play late in the third period Saturday.

Michigan’s power play unit did exactly what it has done well in the last month of the season.

The Michigan hockey team poses with the Big Ten Tournament trophy after defeating Minnesota for the title 5-3 in St. Paul Minnesota on March 19, 2016.

Michigan avenged a loss in the 2015 title game, beating Minnesota, 5-3.

Junior forward JT Compher takes a shot during Michigan's 7-2 victory over Penn State in the semifinal game of the Big Ten Hockey tournament on March 18, 2016.

Last season the Gophers prevailed in Detroit, ending Michigan’s season.

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