Ice Hockey

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There are often question marks for a team after a successful bout — especially with the Michigan hockey team.

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Michigan held on to exact some revenge on the Fighting Irish, 2-1.

Junior forward Nick Pastujov and the Michigan hockey team lost to Notre Dame to end last season's tournament run.

Michigan will face off with Notre Dame for the first time since last season's Frozen Four.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has used healthy competition in practice to make adjustments to Michigan’s roster.

In the two-day series against Lake Superior State last weekend, the Michigan hockey team played like two vastly different teams.

Junior defenseman Griffin Luce got caught up in an argument with a referee this weekend.

Michigan battled physical play to split its weekend series with Lake Superior State.

Junior forward Josh Norris notched four points against the Lakers this weekend.

In an up-and-down series against Lake Superior State (5-1) in which the Wolverines appeared to be two different teams between Friday and Saturday night, there was one constant for the No. 12 Michigan hockey team (4-3): sophomore forward Josh Norris.

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From the opening faceoff on Saturday, Michigan looked like a different team than on Friday night.

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It took eight minutes for the No. 12 Michigan hockey team to find twine. After back-and-forth play with minimal shots to show from either side, the Wolverines (3-3) finally broke through against Lake Superior State (5-0) to take the first lead of the game. But the early lead wouldn’t last, as the Lakers poured in five goals and Michigan fell, 5-2.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson coached with Lake Superior State coach Damon Whitten at Michigan Tech.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson and Lake Superior State coach Damon Whitten coached together at Michigan Tech.

Junior forward Will Lockwood has returned to the ice in 2018-19 after suffering a season-ending injury last year.

If one thing is certain after the Michigan hockey team’s first five games, it’s that Wolverines coach Mel Pearson and his team are doing more than just trying to kill bad habits — they’re actively looking for rhythm and routine.