Ice Hockey

Alex Kile and Michigan have strung together some clutch goals in their five games this season, but the Wolverines still need to improve their puck movement.

If Michigan hopes to finish in the top half of the Big Ten — let alone make it back to the postseason — it will need to develop a more consistent approach when it has the puck.

Jack LaFontaine has been only one of the goaltenders Michigan has turned to this year.

The Wolverines have been outshot in every game this season, yet they have only lost one.

After losing the possession battle and being outshot 45-18, the Wolverines came roaring back on Michigan Tech.

Junior Forward Tony Calderone (17) in a game against Michigan Tech on Friday. Michigan won 4-3.

Will Lockwood slapped in a pass from Max Shuart with only a minute remaining to give Michigan the win.

Jake Slaker has settled onto the first line for Michigan alongside Alex Kile and Will Lockwood.

For Michigan coach Red Berenson, these games have become a reunion with longtime friend Mel Pearson, who coaches the Huskies.

Michigan has already started each of its three goaltenders this season.

Three games into the season, all three Wolverine goaltenders have had the chance to start, but the situation still isn’t any clearer.

Jack LaFontaine, making the first start of his career Saturday against Ferris State, lifted Michigan to a win with a 28-save performance.

Michigan did not play its best hockey against the Bulldogs, and without a big game from Jack LaFontaine, it likely would have lost.

The Wolverines found a way to win despite not playing their best game.

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The No. 13 Michigan hockey team weathered the storm, emerging with a 2-1 win over Ferris State Friday night at Ewigleben Arena.

Nolan De Jong said his team is working to bear down on defense to replace its lost offensive firepower.

Through four games, the Bulldogs have been outscored 13-8 by their opponents.