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Michigan Hockey

Versus AIC, Wolverines ready to snap skid

James Coller/Daily

BY JASON RUBINSTEIN

“We’re desperate right now and not taking any game lightly,” said senior forward Zach Hyman. “We need to win games, and AIC is going to be tough.”

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‘The will of the game:’ faceoffs key for hockey’s rebound

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

With an upcoming homestand beginning Friday against American International, face-offs have once again been deemed as one of the Wolverines’ victory stats that they’ll need to succeed in to get back in the win column.

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Ice Hockey

Upon his return from injury, Sinelli is set to showcase versatility

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY JEREMY SUMMITT

Andrew Sinelli is expected to play a critical part in the Michigan hockey team’s aspirations to rebound from a disappointing 2-5 start. As a player that’s constantly switching positions, he is set to start on the team's top line this weekend.

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Notebook: Michigan talks individual, team development

Luna Anna Archey/Daily

BY ERIN LENNON

Each sit-down was filled with personalized, “honest feedback” based solely on games played. Even if for some, such as freshmen Alex Talcott and Cutler Martin, that sample size includes just two starts. Experienced players like sophomore forward JT Compher, who is transitioning back into his natural center position after skating five games as a right-winger, were also told there are adjustments to be made.

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Red Berenson reflects on his six-goal game from 1968

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY JEREMY SUMMITT

“When I scored the first goal I said, ‘Thank God I can still score’ to myself,” Berenson said.

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Hockey commit Kyle Connor anxious to join Wolverines, ready to provide offensive spark

Courtesy of the Youngstown Phantoms

BY JASON RUBINSTEIN

If Youngstown Phantoms coach Anthony Noreen’s words are any indication, Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson has recruited a gem of a player.

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Big Ten blues: Michigan not alone in hockey struggles

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

Michigan isn’t the only Big Ten team stumbling out of the gate. The conference’s six programs have combined for 23 NCAA Championships and 69 Frozen Fours but currently hold a cumulative 16-18-3 record through four weeks.

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Five things we learned: Michigan Tech

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ERIN LENNON

The Michigan hockey team was swept this weekend in Houghton, Michigan. After a strong showing against ranked opponents in Boston University and UMass-Lowell, the Wolverines proved there are holes in nearly every facet of their game.

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Wolverines unable to wake up from Houghton nightmare

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

The Huskies dominated wire-to-wire in seemingly every way in front of the largest crowds at MacInnes Student Ice Arena since 1978. Michigan is now 2-5, its worst start to a season since 1986.

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Special teams play haunts Michigan during Halloween weekend

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY JEREMY SUMMITT

After getting swept at No. 17 Michigan Tech this weekend — a series in which the Wolverines were outscored 4-0 on special teams — all the concerns about leveling the plus-minus ratio on the power play and penalty kill are amplified.

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