Ice Hockey

Freshman goaltender Strauss Mann has a 3.07 goals against average and .860 save percentage so far this season.

Last season, then-sophomores Jack LaFontaine and Hayden Lavigne split time at goaltender for the first half of the season until Lavigne wrestled away control of the starting job. Though Lavigne retains a hold on the position through the first five games of the season, the emergence of freshman goaltender Strauss Mann has provided the Michigan hockey team (3-2) with a viable second option.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has used four different players as his 19th skater so far this season.

Mel Pearson is having to adjust to the NCAA's new rule allowing 19 active skaters for each team.


When Quinn Hughes went left against St. Lawrence, he was more often than not right. In the No.12 Michigan hockey team’s 3-1 win over the Saints, the sophomore defenseman quite literally found a zone — the left point. Whether it was his score or one of his two assists, the Wolverines relentlessly funneled their offense to the left point.

Sophomore forward Josh Norris tallied a goal and assist on Saturday.

Few numbers speak louder for a defense than a shutout and one-goal-conceding game. Over the weekend, the Michigan hockey team swept St. Lawrence, winning 3-0 and 3-1 Friday and Saturday night, respectively. The wins came in large part due to its resurgent defense.


The Michigan hockey team (1-2) took on St. Lawrence at Yost Ice Arena on Friday night. The Wolverines came off of a 1-1 weekend vs. Western Michigan in which the offense was clicking and the defense struggled, as they both poured in and allowed 10 goals over the two games.

Junior goaltender Hayden Lavigne has looked to multiple goaltenders in the NHL for inspiration.

Carey Price, Jonathan Quick, Marc André Fleury and Roberto Luongo are all National Hockey League superstars in their own rights. But, they have somthing else in common. They’ve all contributed a little bit of style to Michigan goaltender Hayden Lavigne.

Sophomore forward Josh Norris and the Wolverines are hosting a series with St. Lawrence this weekend.

The pieces are slowly starting to come together. Despite the No. 12 Michigan hockey team’s 1-2 record, there’s been visible improvement in each game.

Junior forward Jake Slaker has helped Michigan's top line become stronger since the beginning of the season.

Michigan's top line has produced more since Jake Slaker has joined Josh Norris and Will Lockwood on it.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson is working to rebound from Michigan's 5-4 loss to Western Michigan on Saturday.

Just days after the No. 12 Michigan hockey team’s 5-4 loss to Western Michigan, coach Mel Pearson harped on a troubling trend for the Wolverines.

Senior defenseman Nick Boka has had a strong start to the 2018-19 season.

Nick Boka has developed his leadership skills entering his senior season.