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Michigan Hockey

After off-ice incident, Yost Ice Arena to implement increased security measures

BY COURTNEY RATKOWIAK AND JULIE ROWE

Five days after the parent of a Michigan hockey player was given a trespass order due to an off-ice incident in the visitor's locker room, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced the implementation of increased security measures at Yost Ice Arena.

Throughout the season, the visitor’s locker room, located on the south side of the arena, was expanded with temporary walls and curtains to give teams more space.

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Wolverines face top-ranked Irish in rematch from last year's Frozen Four

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson is hoping this season's series against Notre Dame can represent a role reversal.
Last year, the Wolverines held the nation’s top ranking for most of the season. A path to the NCAA Championship game seemed almost guaranteed.

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Fourth line's hard work pays dividends for Michigan

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

It’s difficult to describe the Michigan hockey team’s fourth line without listing off a handful of clichés.
Hardworking. Positive energy. Outhustling.
“That’s what they’re doing in practice, just working hard, outworking, and then when they get in the games, they’re outworking all the lines they’re playing against,” associate head coach Mel Pearson said.

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The Game: Mitera and Kampfer practice with team

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

Sidelined since an Oct. 10 knee injury, senior defenseman Mark Mitera returned to team practice briefly yesterday and today. Junior defenseman Steve Kampfer practiced today, too, and is expected to play this weekend.
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As Michigan State players withdraw from team, DPS looks into on-ice incident at Yost

BY TREVOR CALERO AND CHRIS MESZAROS

On the same day that two Michigan State players involved in an on-ice attack on a Michigan defenseman decided to leave the team, the Department of Public Safety confirmed that they would be looking into a possible criminal investigation of the incident.

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Second line reunites for strong weekend against Spartans

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

A reunion could spark memories of the high school glory days or awkward family gatherings.
But Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson's idea of a reunion involves a whole lot of lamp-lighters.

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Michigan State players suspended for remainder of season for on-ice attack

BY GJON JUNCAJ

Michigan State hockey coach Rick Comley suspended two players for the remainder of this season for their roles in an on-ice attack on a Michigan player Saturday night.

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The Game: Kampfer hopes to skate tomorrow, Berenson confirms confrontation between Tropp and Kampfer's father

BY GJON JUNCAJ

Michigan junior defenseman Steve Kampfer spoke to the media after practice Monday, two days after being taken from Yost Ice Arena in a gurney by paramedics.
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Wolverines move up into fourth-place conference tie after first ever five-game season sweep of Spartans

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

Bring on the top team in the country: Notre Dame.

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Nicole Auerbach: Kampfer didn't deserve this

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

About a half hour after Saturday’s hockey game, Karyn Kampfer was visibly upset in the lobby of Yost Ice Arena.
Moments earlier, her son, Michigan junior defenseman Steve Kampfer, was wheeled out of the arena on a gurney, held motionless by a neck brace. He was released from the hospital yesterday.

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