Ice Hockey

The Michigan hockey team defeated Michigan State, 3-2, Friday night to claim the Iron D Trophy.

DETROIT, Mich. — Over the last two months, Hayden Lavigne has asserted himself as Michigan’s starting goaltender, and has often had to stand on his head to bail out his team.

Saturday night, it was Joseph Cecconi’s turn.


EAST LANSING — With four and a half minutes remaining in regulation and the score tied at one, sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne stared across the ice at his counterpart, John Lethemon, knowing that one would see the other let in the game-winning tally.

Freshman forward Jack Becker is following in the footsteps of his father by playing for coach Mel Pearson, and his hard work is paying off in production.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson believes that Becker, who has scored six goals in his last 11 games, has improved more than anyone on the team over the course of the season.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has been impressed with the development of his younger players.

After relying on its top forward line for the beginning of the season, Michigan's lineup is in flux thanks to strong play from younger forwards.

Mel Pearson has been pleased with the play of Dexter Dancs this week.

Last weekend in the Michigan hockey team’s critical series with No. 17 Wisconsin, there was no shortage of punches thrown from either team.

Michigan forward Dakota Raabe has gained confidence over the last three weeks, and it’s resulted in more playing time and more production.

Dakota Raabe has improved his confidence and production over the last three weeks.

The Michigan hockey team has few opportunities remaining to put an exclamation point on Mel Pearson's first season at the helm.

Mel Pearson's cautionary words after Friday's win over Wisconsin resonated after Michigan lost to the Badgers on Saturday.

Sophomore forward Jake Slaker believes his team took "way too many" penalties on Friday.

Michigan's weekend series with Wisconsin was defined by its performance on special teams.


The adage “three strikes and you’re out” may have originated with baseball, but it works fairly well in hockey too.

Freshman forward Dakota Raabe scored an empty-net goal to seal Michigan's win over Wisconsin on Friday.

Despite having to use its special teams often, Michigan beat Wisconsin, 5-3.