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Michigan Hockey

Kampfer continues to make progress, practices with team

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

Practicing with no-contact instructions, junior defenseman Steve Kampfer wore a white jersey yesterday, which symbolizes a healthy player and means he’s taking a step in the right direction after incurring a fractured skull in an off-ice incident last month.

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Sauer dominant despite shutout loss

Said Alsalah / Daily

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

MADISON ― Michigan senior goaltender Billy Sauer has started this season with a disappointing 2-6 record. But the poor win-loss total isn't entirely his fault ― the Wolverine offense has made Sauer’s life in net miserable.

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Special teams woes key in loss to Wisconsin

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

MADISON ― Before this weekend, the Michigan hockey team was confident in its special teams. But in the Wolverines' 3-0 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday, the power-play and penalty-killing units proved ineffective.

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Michigan upsets top-ranked Gophers

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

No. 14 Michigan (9-7-0 overall, 5-5-0 CCHA) dominated No. 1 Minnesota 6-3 in its first game of the College Hockey Showcase on Friday night, but the Wolverines lost the second game 3-0 to Wisconsin on Saturday.

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Michigan falls to Wisconsin in its third shutout of the season

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

After its impressive 6-3 victory over No. 1 Minnesota last night, the question was, what kind of Michigan hockey team would play tonight against Wisconsin?
Would it be the team that was dominated in a two game sweep by the hands of Miami last weekend, or would it be the team that outplayed the Gophers for the entire 60 minutes?

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Six weeks after skull fracture, Kampfer returns to ice

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

Michigan coach Red Berenson announced Monday that junior defenseman Steve Kampfer returned to the ice and is skating before practices. Though the junior is not practicing with the team, he is skating with full pads.

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College Hockey Showcase looms as statement weekend once again

Said Alsalah/Daily

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

In a display near the Yost Ice Arena entrance sits the Mariucci-Renfrew Coaches Trophy. It's dedicated to last year’s seniors, who led the Wolverines to their first win over Minnesota since 2002.
There’s no question it’s going to be much more difficult for the No. 14 Michigan hockey team to keep the award this year.

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Penalty kill remains strong despite sweep

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

OXFORD ― The Michigan hockey team struggled all weekend. It couldn't score, it floundered on defense and it got swept in the series. But one positive that came out of the weekend was Michigan's penalty kill.
The last time Michigan gave up a power-play goal was three weeks ago against Alaska. The Wolverines have killed off 23 straight penalties, including 12 against Miami last weekend.

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Mike Eisenstein: To succeed, the Wolverines have to find offensive rhythm

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

OXFORD — The Michigan hockey team, down 2-1 late in the second period, was killing off a five-minute major penalty and struggling to clear the puck. Then, senior forward Travis Turnbull broke free after intercepting a Miami (Ohio) pass along the blue line.
He had lots of open ice and just RedHawk freshman goalie Connor Knapp to beat.

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Michigan, Miami (Ohio) have their share of hectic moments

Said Alsalah / Daily

BY GJON JUNCAJ

OXFORD — On three separate occasions during Miami (Ohio)'s sweep of the Michigan hockey team this weekend, a worst-case scenario manifested itself: back-to-back penalties resulting in a 5-on-3.
And all three times, the offending team breathed a heavy sigh of relief.

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