Ice Hockey

Sophomore forward Cooper Marody suited up for the Wolverines for the first time this season.

After being academically ineligible for the first half of the season, Cooper Marody made his return to the ice in the Great Lakes Invitational.

Junior defender Cutler Martin skates past a defender to help Michigan defeat Michigan State 5-4 in overtime at Joe Louis Arena during the Great Lakes Invitational on Friday.

Junior forward Tony Calderone scored with 2:02 left in overtime to help Michigan stun Michigan State, 5-4.

Junior defender Cutler Martin works to clear the puck as Michigan fell to Michigan Tech at the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.

Even the return of sophomore center Cooper Marody wasn’t enough for Michigan to win its first game of the Great Lakes Invitational against the Huskies.

Hayden Lavigne seems to have earned the confidence of Michigan coach Red Berenson early this season.

Lavigne returned to the net this weekend and snapped Michigan’s losing skid Saturday after a rough outing Friday.

Junior Cutler Martin has found success in his transition from defenseman to forward.

Martin has recently proved to be instrumental in the scoring process, tallying three goals in the last three games.

Michigan defeated Wisconsin 4-1 in a game on Saturday

The Michigan hockey team avenged its 7-4 loss to Wisconsin on Friday with a 4-1 win over the Badgers on Saturday.

Michigan lost 7-4 to Wisconsin on Friday Evening

Senior forward Alex Kile was ejected for checking from behind in the final moments of the second frame, unable to help his team as the Badgers eventually won the game 7-4.

The Michigan hockey team will play host to Wisconsin this weekend at Yost Ice Arena.

In their non-conference schedule, the Badgers faced four ranked teams and earned two victories, nearly equalling last season’s total of three.

Will Lockwood and the first line have struggled to produce in recent weeks.

The production from the top line of Will Lockwood, Jake Slaker and Alex Kile has cooled considerably since its scorching start to the season.

Off the ice, Sam Piazza navigates a demanding course load in the College of Engineering

Michigan’s players face the ultimate challenge — not only do they have to balance the hectic and intense schedule of being a Big Ten athlete, but they also need to take their schoolwork seriously.