While playing for the United States national team in a Dec. 29 game against Canada at the World Junior Championships, Lockwood took a hit from behind and fell hard on his left shoulder. He was initially ruled out for the remainder of the tournament, and was later told that surgery was necessary after being evaluated by Michigan’s medical staff.
While most of the credit for Michigan’s successes has been attributed to the first two offensive lines, series sweeps over No. 13 Minnesota and No. 12 Penn State were the product of a stalwart defensive effort.