Ice Hockey

Junior defenseman Griffin Luce saw improvement in Michigan's defense throughout its loss to Vermont.

Michigan doesn't feel it needs to change anything after its 0-1 start to the season.

Mel Pearson and the Wolverines gave up nine goals this weekend.

You have a sloppy blue line that didn’t put enough effort — didn’t make those hustle plays. And you have a high-intensity, defensive match with a few bad bounces.

Sophomore forward Jack Becker scored a goal in Michigan's 7-4 win over Waterloo on Sunday.

The Michigan hockey team (0-1) took the ice at Yost Ice Arena for the second time in as many days. After losing to Vermont, 5-2, in their season opener, the Wolverines looked to rebound in an exhibition match against Waterloo.

Michigan in a game against Vermont at Yost Ice Arena Saturday night. Michigan lost 5-2.

As senior right wing Will Lockwood glided around the right circle at the 3:30 mark of the second period, there was a moment, albeit a brief one, where there was nothing but clear ice between he and his second goal of the game.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson emphasized that the expectation within his program is to compete for national championships.

With eyes set on replicating last season’s success, Michigan will open up the season against Vermont on Saturday and in an exhibition against Waterloo on Sunday.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson and the Wolverines begin the 2018-19 season on Saturday against Vermont.

Luke Morgan, a redshirt sophomore forward on the Michigan hockey team, grew up going to Yost Ice Arena and watching the Wolverines play. A native of Brighton, Michigan — just 25 minutes north of Ann Arbor — Morgan dreamed of playing at Michigan as a kid.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson says his team is hungry for more this season.

The Wolverines are looking to capture more success after a strong showing last season.

Junior goaltender Hayden Lavigne is more comfortable this season now that he has secured the starting spot.

With starting goaltending job firmly in his possession, Hayden Lavigne can focus his attention elsewhere.

Sophomore forward Josh Norris is helping get the incoming freshmen acclimated to college hockey.

Michigan's 10 incoming freshmen are adjusting to life as a college hockey player.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson feels more comfortable in his second season at the helm of the Wolverines.

After a tumultuous summer, Michigan hockey is back to normal, preparing for another season.