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.

Michigan Captures GLI Hockey Championship

December 30, 2010

The University of Michigan’s hockey team captured its 14th Great Lakes Invitational championship today with a 6-5 victory over Colorado College. The win followed last night’s 4-2 semifinal win over Michigan Tech University.

The win improved Michigan’s record to 12-5-4 overall on the season.

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

Chillin’ at the Big House!

December 13, 2010

The University of Michigan hockey team made itself right at home in the Big House. The Wolverines took their game outside on Sat, Dec. 11 and soundly defeated Michigan State University 5-0 on a special rink built inside Michigan Stadium before a world record crowd of 113,411.

The game, billed as the Big Chill in the Big House, featured two goals from UM freshman Jon Merrill and two goals from senior co-captain Carl Hagelin. Goalie Shawn Hunwick notched his first shutout of the season, stopping 34 shots.

Michigan now enjoys a short rest for the holidays prior to resuming play on Wednesday, Dec. 29 versus Michigan Tech in the opening round of the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. The game is slated for a 7:35 p.m. start.

Learn more about Michigan’s history in outdoor games by picking up your copy of the new book, Michigan Ice Hockey by Greg Nelson.

Greg Nelson to Speak at UM Club Event

December 7, 2010

Greg Nelson, author of a new book – Michigan Ice Hockey – will be speaking at the UM Club of Greater Detroit’s annual winter sports banquet on Saturday, January 29, 2011.

The fundraising event will be held at the Olympia Club inside Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, prior to the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University hockey game.

Cost for the The UM Club of Greater Detroit event is $50 per person and includes a buffet dinner (Chicken Marsala, Meatless Pasta, Cheese Potatoes, Vegetables, Hot Dogs, Salad, Rolls & Butter, Soda & Coffee, Cookies & Ice Cream Sandwiches) as well as tickets to the game.

Olympia Club registration begins at 4:45 pm with the program kicking off at 5:30 pm. Guest speakers include Greg Nelson and former Wolverine goaltender and current UM volunteer goaltending coach Josh Blackburn. Game time is 7:30 pm.  All net proceeds support M Club of Greater Detroit Scholarship Fund

For information regarding this event, please call (313) 318-0797 or email jdarnell@att.blackberry.com.

College Hockey Showcase

November 29, 2010

Michigan’s  hockey team went on the road for a couple of tough battles against longtime rivals Wisconsin and Minnesota as part of the annual College Hockey Showcase. The Wolverines opened their Thanksgiving weekend by earning a 4-4 tie at Wisconsin. Michigan then traveled to the University of Minnesota where the Golden Gophers captured a 3-1 victory.

UM (8-4-4) now must prepare to go back on the road Dec. 3-4 for a two-game set in Columbus versus Ohio State.

Learn more about Michigan’s storied hockey history by purchasing the book “Michigan Ice Hockey” by Greg Nelson.

Michigan Sweeps LSSU at Yost Arena

November 21, 2010

With two tough road tests coming up against Wisconsin and Minnesota in the annual Thanksgiving weekend College Hockey Showcase, the University of Michigan hockey team gained some much needed momentum by sweeping Lake Superior State University 7-2 and 3-2 at Yost Arena on Nov. 19-20.

Read more about the College Hockey Showcase in the book, Michigan Ice Hockey by Greg Nelson now available in your favorite bookstore.

Michigan Hockey Book Makes a Great Christmas Gift

November 21, 2010

Michigan Ice Hockey, by Greg Nelson, is now available in your favorite book stores and shops such as the M Den. The book, celebrating the most memorable moments and greatest players in Michigan hockey history, is also available at Michigan home games inside Yost Arena in Ann Arbor.

Berenson Earns 700th Win for Michigan

October 11, 2010

Congratulations to University of Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson who notched his 700th coaching victory on Oct. 8, 2010 as the Wolverines beat Bowling Green State University, 4-1.

With the win, Berenson became only the sixth coach in NCAA hockey history to reach the 700 win plateau. The Wolverines also knocked off the Falcons on Oct. 9, 4-2, to record a sweep of the two-game series in Bowling Green, Ohio and help Berenson add to his UM career wins record.

UM Ranked 4th in Preseason Hockey Poll

September 30, 2010

Coming off an impressive showing in the CCHA and NCAA tournaments last spring, the University of Michigan’s hockey team carries plenty of momentum into the 2010/11 season. That momentum is reflected in a #4 preseason national ranking.

UM is also the co-favorite to win the CCHA title this season along with #3 Miami.


2010 Preseason Rankings

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Men’s College Hockey Poll

1.   Boston College

2.   Univ of North Dakota

3.   Miami University

4.   University of Michigan

5.   Yale University

6.   St. Cloud State Univ

7.   University of Maine

8.   Univ of New Hampshire

9.   Univ of Minnesota Duluth

10. Cornell University