Ice Hockey

Brendan Warren, Tony Calderone and Dexter Dancs form Michigan's only all-veteran line.

After the Wolverines fell to Union on Friday, Michigan coach Red Berenson and his staff decided to give the his second line more defensive responsibility Saturday. They were assigned to Union’s first line, and the difference was obvious.

Sam Piazza has been a key contributor on offense with two goals for Michigan so far.

After two games, the junior defenseman is tied for the team lead with two goals.

Hayden Lavigne made 31 saves in his first career start on Saturday, a shutout against Union.

Lavigne went on to save all 31 shots he faced, preserving a shutout for Michigan — its first since Nov. 27 of last year.

The team celebrates after a goal in a game against Union College at Yost Ice Arena on Saturday.

After dropping the first match on Friday, 4-3, Michigan rallied for a 4-0 win on Saturday.

The Wolverines racked up 10 penalty minutes in the first, giving Union six power play shot attempts and one goal.

Union outshot Michigan 40 to 23 as the Wolverines lost their season opener.

Senior goaltender Zach Nagelvoort is expected to start in Michigan’s opener Friday.

The Wolverines will return to the ice this weekend, and they will showcase a lineup that holds 11 freshmen — more than a third of their team.

Freshman right wing Will Lockwood relies on his speed to “create havoc” for the Michigan hockey team.

In the Wolverines’ preseason tune-up against Windsor, Lockwood sprinted all across the ice, zooming from one side to the other, chasing after the puck.

Nick Pastujov scored his first career goal in Sunday’s exhibition against Windsor.

Freshman forward Nick Pastujov of Michigan's hockey team made an impact during an exhibition match against Windsor, scoring the first goal of the game. Pastujov was cleared for full-contact practice just last week.

Alex Kile will be looked to as a source of scoring this season.

On a team that is laden with freshmen and questions of where production will come from, Alex Kile has been thrust into the spotlight