Ice Hockey

Mel Pearson hopes the addition of talented freshmen will improve his team's power-play production this season.

Michigan hockey coach Mel Pearson chuckled when asked what he’s liked about his team’s power-play unit in practice. 

“You must have our office bugged, because we were just talking about the power-play.” 

The Michigan hockey team hopes to get off to a stronger start than it did last year.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson thinks the team has “all the right ingredients for success,” but the question will be how quickly they can all get on the same page.


With all of college hockey playing conference-only schedules in order to have a season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona State was worried it would have to cancel its season. The team was hoping to find a conference to latch onto so they could have a shot at the tournament.


Putting together effective lines may be the most difficult decision a hockey coach has to make. Lines that don’t mesh well together can result in a team’s most skilled players underperforming, while the best teams get the most out of even their third and fourth lines — typically made up of its less-talented players.

Brendan Brisson was drafted by the Las Vegas Knights.

For both Brisson and Bordeleau, the draft was a culmination of a long, unique pre-draft process.

Red Berenson was the first college hockey player to go to the NHL. Now it's the norm.

There are hundreds of NHL players who have college hockey — and a decision that Red Berenson made 60 years ago — to thank for their careers.

Kris Mayotte said the five players who were at the National Junior Team Evaluation Camp are using what they learned to elevate the rest of the team.

Freshman forwards Matty Beniers, Thomas Bordeleau and Brendan Brisson were newcomers, while sophomore forward Johnny Beecher and sophomore defenseman Cam York were part of the 2020 team. If selected, players would represent the U.S. at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which will take place in a bubble in Edmonton, Alberta from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5.

Without the Children of Yost cheering it on from the stands this season, Michigan will have to create it’s own home ice advantage.

In a season being played amid the COVID-19 pandemic there were bound to be sacrifices — and one of those is playing games with fans.

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The Daily's hockey beat writers discuss the upcoming season.

Michigan's freshmen believe the challenges they've gone through so far this year have brought them closer to the rest of the team.

But for the freshmen on this year’s Michigan hockey team, that experience was short lived. When a COVID-19 cluster was identified on Sept. 17 on the floor that many players were living on in South Quad, they made the decision to move out as quickly as possible.