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Michigan hockey swept in Oxford for first time in nearly three years

OXFORD — For the first time in nearly three years, the Michigan hockey team was swept on the road.
Ranked ninth entering the weekend, the Wolverines mustered just one goal against No. 7 Miami (Ohio) in six periods, losing 2-1 Saturday after being shutout the night before.
Michigan hadn’t been swept on the road since it played the RedHawks in December 2005.

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Wolverines shut out for second time this season

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

You didn’t have to be at Steve Cady Arena Friday night to know how the Wolverines played.
The game was so similar to last Friday’s 2-1 loss to Western Michigan, they were almost identical in nature.
The only difference is this time the Wolverines were shut out.
No. 7 Miami(7-3-3) took game one of this weekend’s series, 2-0 over

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Sauer key in big series with Miami

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

The Michigan hockey team’s offense is letting down its senior goaltender.
Sophomore Bryan Hogan’s goal support when he starts Saturdays is remarkable compared to senior Billy Sauer’s when he starts Fridays. The ninth ranked Wolverines (8-4-0 overall, 5-3-0-0 CCHA) have scored 30 goals for Hogan and just 10 for Sauer.

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Kampfer no longer in neck brace; granted limited activity

BY GJON JUNCAJ

Junior defenseman Steve Kampfer was not wearing a protective neck brace at practice Wednesday for the first time since he was injured in an off-ice incident Oct. 12. Doctors have permitted Kampfer, who fractured his skull in an alleged assault, to remove the brace. Kampfer's physical activity is still limited to exercises like riding a stationary bike, Michigan coach Red Berenson said.

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Michigan offense struggles to find consistency

BY GJON JUNCAJ

For the No. 9 Michigan hockey team, the question is obvious:
What’s up with the Jekyll and Hyde offense?
Michigan has played in five Friday-Saturday series this season. The Wolverines have scored 10 goals Friday, two of them on the power play, and a combined 24 tallies the following night, seven of them on the man advantage.

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Wolverines lasso Texan in recruiting roundup

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

When you think of Texas, one sport stands above the rest, almost as a state religion — football.
But ever since the NHL’s Minnesota North Stars relocated to Dallas in 1993, hockey has emerged as a growing sport in the land of the Alamo.
And now, the Michigan hockey team is reaping the benefits of the sport's increased popularity amidst the baking sun of the Texan plains.

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Berenson hopes senior can transition back to center to lead fourth line

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

Senior forward Travis Turnbull arrived in Ann Arbor four years ago as a center, but he's rarely played at the position since then. Over the course of his career as a Wolverine, he's skated primarily at right wing.

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Wolverines' offense ignites in Kalamazoo

Said Alsalah / Daily

BY GJON JUNCAJ

KALAMAZOO — While the boxscores from the Michigan hockey team’s weekend series split with Western Michigan might not show it, the Wolverines dominated offensive play from Friday’s opening faceoff until Saturday’s final buzzer.

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Wolverines follow trend, shut out Broncos

Said Alsalah / Daily

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

KALAMAZOO ― The No. 8 Michigan hockey team has perfected the recipe for a weekend split. A disheartening loss on Friday, followed by a vengeful victory the next night.
This weekend was no different.

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Wolverines upset 2-1 by Western Michigan

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN

Western Michigan and its one overall win weren’t supposed to give the eighth-ranked Wolverines much of a fight.
Michigan outplayed the Broncos the first two periods, and dominated defensively, letting up just 13 shots. But a third-period goal with less than five minutes remaining proved the difference in Western Michigan’s 2-1 upset win Friday.

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