Ice Hockey

Sophomore forward Jake Slaker knows that, in the Big Ten, Michigan has to stay on its toes every game.

In one of college hockey’s most dominant conferences, all can change in a moment’s notice. And with eight Big Ten games left, Michigan knows that.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson lost the commitment of top recruit, Mattias Samuelsson

Mattias Samuelsson pulled his commitment from the Michigan hockey team and announced he will play for Western Michigan.

Freshman forward Josh Norris has scored four goals in his past five games.

Michigan has put together a new second line after Will Lockwood's injury.

Sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne has been a human brick wall for Michigan, and the Wolverines' defense has steadily improved too.

While most of the credit for Michigan’s successes has been attributed to the first two offensive lines, series sweeps over No. 13 Minnesota and No. 12 Penn State were the product of a stalwart defensive effort.

Michigan hockey coach Mel Pearson's plan is coming to fruition as the Wolverines continue to improve.

If the last few weeks are any indication, Mel Pearon's plan is finally coming to fruition.

Freshman forward Dakota Raabe scored his first-career goal on Saturday against Penn State.

It appears all of Dakota Raabe's goalless games were worth the wait.

Sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne recorded 43 saves on Saturday to help Michigan earn its second consecutive weekend sweep.

For the second straight game, the No. 20 Michigan hockey team denied No. 12 Penn State’s offense — ranked the best in the nation with four goals per game coming into the weekend — quality chances throughout most of the evening.

Michigan in a game against Penn St. at Yost Friday night. Michigan won 4-0.

If there is one thing to know about the Penn State hockey team, it is that it can score.

The 12th-ranked offensive powerhouse sends in, on average, four goals per game, and has seen just one occasion all season where it was unable to find the net.

Sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne has allowed just two goals per game with a .926 save percentage over his last four games.

Over his last four appearances, Lavigne has allowed just two goals per game, taking firm control between the pipes.

Senior forward Dexter Dancs emphasized how important a fast start will be for Michigan against Penn State this weekend.

Though both teams have gone through major transformations since their last series, it is more than likely that this weekend will present a fiercely competitive atmosphere similar to the meeting at Pegula Ice Arena in October.