Archive for January, 2011

Wolverines Keep Rolling with Sweep of Alaska

January 23, 2011

The CCHA season is heading for the home stretch and the University of Michigan is hitting its stride at just the right time. Michigan followed up Friday night’s 2-0 shutout of Alaska with a 4-3 win over the Nanooks on Saturday night at Yost Arena.

The weekend sweep puts the UM winning streak at 5 in a row and the Wolverines have now won 9 of their last 10 games to grab first place in the CCHA standings.

Sixth-ranked Michigan, 17-6-4 overall and 14-4-1 CCHA, rode the hot hand of goaltender Shawn Hunwick with 37 saves while senior Carl Hagelin chipped in with three assists.

Michigan next travels to Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena on Sat. Jan 29 for another matchup with rival Michigan State University at 8:05 pm.

Discover more on the history and greatest moments in Michigan hockey with the book, Michigan Ice Hockey, Celebrating the All-Time Greats and Most Memorable Moments by Greg Nelson. The author will also be speaking before the Jan. 29 game as he addresses the M Club of Greater Detroit.


Wolverines Sweep Ferris State in Weekend Series

January 16, 2011

The weather is cold, but the Wolverines are heating up at just the right time. Michigan completed a weekend sweep of Ferris State as David Wohlberg scored two goals and added an assist to lead Michigan to a 6-1 victory in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association game Saturday night in Big Rapids. Coupled with a 3-2 UM win over the Bulldogs on Friday night in Ann Arbor, Michigan has how won 7 of its last 8 games.

Five Wolverines scored on Saturday night. Carl Hagelin, Lee Moffie and Scooter Vaughan each had a goal and an assist and Derek DeBlois scored the other goal for Michigan.

Michigan moved its season record to  15-6-4 overall and 12-4-1-0 in the CCHA. Michigan plays again Friday and Saturday at home versus Alaska.

For more on Michigan hockey, check out the new book Michigan Ice Hockey, Celebrating the All-Time Greats and Most Memorable Moments, by Greg Nelson.

UM and MSU Split Weekend Hockey Series

January 10, 2011

What is it about Friday?

The University of Michigan ice hockey team lost at Michigan State University last Friday night 4-3 in overtime. For the 7th ranked Wolverines (USA Today poll), 13-6-4, it was the fifth time they have come up short in a Friday game. On a more positive note, Michigan bounced back the following night and defeated MSU 4-0 at Yost Arena in Ann Arbor. That win kept the Wolverines unbeaten in Saturday games.

The Saturday night victory was highlighted by two goals from senior co-captain Carl Hagelin and a 28-save shutout performance by senior goaltender Shawn Hunwick. The shutout was the second of the season for Hunwick who previously shut out MSU in the Big Chill at the Big House outdoor game in December.

The Wolverines are off until Jan. 14-15 when they try to break the Friday night jinx by taking on Ferris State in a home-and-home series starting in Ann Arbor. The scene shifts to Big Rapids on Saturday in the second game of the series against the Bulldogs.

For additional information on Michigan’s storied ice hockey program, look for the new book title, Michigan Ice Hockey, Celebrating the All-Time Greats and Most Memorable Moments, by Greg Nelson.