Michigan Wolverines Hockey Schedule
Each year when college hockey season rolls around there is no better place
to be than Ann Arbor, home of the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan is coming off of a 2013-2014 season that saw them score some
big wins against highly ranked teams like Minnesota, Boston College, Wisconsin, and others on their way to an 18-13-4 overall
record and a 10-8-2 record in the first year of Big Ten hockey play. A heart-breaking double overtime loss to Penn State in
the Big Ten Tournament closed out the season and you can be sure that returning Wolverines players will remember the sting
of that loss and use it as motivation as they prepare for the 2014-2015 season.
Wolverines hockey is always a big draw
with thousands of fans pouring into Yost Ice Arena to cheer on the home team so it is always a good idea to get tickets for
all of the biggest games as soon as they go on sale. In the 2014-2015 season you can expect big match ups against Big Ten
rivals including Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and others. Of course many of the other big time college
hockey programs will be making their way to Yost Ice Arena to take on the Wolverines as well. Be there right from the start
as the Michigan Wolverines look to make the 2014-2015 season one to remember.
The Michigan Wolverines
will be on a mission to bring home their record tenth National Championship during the 2014-2015 season and they just might
have the fire power to do so this year. In addition to the team's nine National Championships, Michigan has also won nine
conference tournament championships during their long and storied history and this year they will be looking to win their
first Big Ten Tournament title. Coach Red Berenson will once again be inspiring his team, looking to get the most out of a
talented squad. If he is able to do so there could be no stopping the Wolverines during the 2014-2015 season. Junior captain
Andrew Copp will be Berenson's coach on the ice as the first junior captain at Michigan since 2010-2011. JT Compher will be
looking to build upon his impressive freshman season that saw him emerge as the Wolverine's leading scorer and earned him
an assistant captain spot for his sophomore year. Adding to the offensive firepower will be senior Zach Hyman who has improved
every year at Michigan and is coming off of his most productive year on the ice thus far. This very well be the year that
the Wolverines prove their dominance in the new Big 10 hockey conference and possibly bring home their first national championship
in nearly two decades. Be sure to be part of what could be a historic season at Yost Ice Arena right from the first face off.
Hockey fans in general are some of the most passionate sports fans around, but nothing quite matches
the fanaticism surrounding college hockey and Michigan Wolverines hockey fans are some of the most dedicated and vociferous
fans in the entire NCAA. On game day at Yost Ice Arena, the fans file in and take their seats when the cheering and chanting
begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the dropping of the puck the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally
both teams are ready for face off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of
speed and agility, powerful slapshots, and tremendous saves set the arena on fire for the following three periods of world
class college hockey. By the time the final buzzer sounds your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and
giving high fives, and you will already be planning a return trip.
Michigan Wolverines Hockey Conference
2013-2014 season was the first for Big Ten hockey and the conference wasted no time in establishing itself as a college hockey
powerhouse. The Big Ten had two teams earn number one seeds in the NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin and Minnesota who was the number
one overall seed and made it to the Championship Game before falling to Union. The success of the Big Ten should come as no
surprise as it is home to the Michigan Wolverines who are tied with Boston College for the most Frozen Four appearances with
24 as well as the Minnesota Golden Gophers who are tied for the second most Frozen Four Appearances with 21. Playing such
a grueling regular season schedule prepares any team making it out of the Big Ten for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
While the traditional rival of the University of Michigan is thought to be Ohio State based on their timeless
football games, on the ice the Wolverines' chief rival is definitely the Michigan State Spartans. Every year the two teams
play their games at Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit, Michigan home of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. These games are among the
best in all of NCAA hockey so if you are hoping to see college hockey at its finest and most intense, be sure not to miss
out on this annual tradition. In terms of great players, five former Wolverines have been inducted into the United States
Hockey Hall of Fame: Willard Ikola, Vic Heyliger, John Matchefts, Wally Grant, and most recently John MacInnes in 2007.