Through seven games, the Wolverines stand with a .500 record and many questions.
The Wolverines’ goaltenders notched 71 saves on 77 shots, but still fell 3-0 to Vermont and 3-2 to Dartmouth.
Michigan finalized the weekend by tacking on two losses for a 3-3-1 overall season record.
As Michigan prepared for a road series against Vermont and Dartmouth this upcoming weekend, it returned to the methods that had been successful in the past.
Luce's grandfather played with Red Berenson in the NHL, and now the freshman defenseman is playing for Berenson at Michigan.
As the 11th-ranked Wolverines head to the East Coast this weekend, they are hoping to avoid having the need for another lucky goal.
It will be challenging for the young and raw Wolverines to compete in a conference with four ranked teams.
After the Wolverines lost some of their top scorers last season — including Kyle Connor, Tyler Motte and JT Compher — the team is looking to replenish some of the offensive initiative it lost last year.
De Jong has seemed destined for his position since he started skating in Canada at age 2, but it wasn’t always that simple.
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.