If Berenson stays for one more year, he could coach the team he has always wanted to coach.
For one reason or another over the previous three seasons, the Wolverines’ leadership had failed to root out a culture of frustration and disappointment. Compher changed that.
While the Wolverines gave a valiant effort, the Fighting Hawks were just too much to handle.
North Dakota scored a late go-ahead goal and two more insurance goals to oust the Wolverines, 5-2.
After a dramatic, 3-2 overtime win over Notre Dame on Friday night, No. 2 seed Michigan advanced to the Midwest Regional Final of the NCAA Hockey Tournament.
The senior netminder has had a lonely career in the maize and blue sweater. That’s an aspect most people need to accept as a goaltender, but Racine’s experience has been different.
Junior forward JT Compher found fellow junior forward Tyler Motte with a no-look, behind-the-back pass that Motte buried for the game-winning goal to lift the Wolverines to a 3-2 overtime victory.
Before 2013, the two teams played in the now-defunct CCHA, and a battle between the two traditional rivals was an annual contest.
This week, the situation is more desperate than at the Big Ten Tournament: Win or go home.
Last Wednesday, the top 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award were announced — and it’s no surprise Kyle Connor, JT Compher and Tyler Motte were among them.