Hey Michigan fans, Trevor here again filling in for Cleveland James, today we recap what happened to Michigan hockey, women’s basketball, and wrestling over the weekend.
Let’s get after it.
Michigan hockey’s season is over
The hockey team couldn’t duplicate their success from last season, they won’t even be going to the NCAA Tournament this season.
The Wolverines needed to win the B1G Tournament in order to make the NCAA Tournament, but they didn’t make it out of the quarterfinals after being swept by Minnesota.
Michigan's Season Ends in Quarterfinal Loss at Minnesota#GoBluehttps://t.co/sjvGaozvQ4— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) March 10, 2019
It was an up and down season for Michigan, every time they seemed to be making positive strides, the progress would be halted and losing streaks would ensue. Michigan’s signature victory this season was over Notre Dame in an outdoor affair at Notre Dame Stadium. Still, the future of the hockey program will remain bright.
Quinn Hughes signs pro contract
Well, the Quinn Hughes era of Michigan hockey came and went in a hurry. Hughes signed his pro contract with the Vancouver Canucks after playing at Michigan for two seasons.
Congrats to @umichhockey's Quinn Hughes on signing his first pro contract with the @Canucks!— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) March 11, 2019
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Hughes was the 7th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and led Michigan in points this season with 33.
Expect Hughes to make his debut for Vancouver within the next couple weeks. His debut is on hold as he recovers from a bruised ankle he suffered against Minnesota on Friday.
Hughes was a joy to watch at Michigan, an ace with his stick, a speedster on the ice, and a plus shooter and defender. Hughes is only 19 and has all the tools to become a great NHL defenseman. I’ll be watching Vancouver closely the rest of the season and I certainly wish Quinn all the best as a pro.
Wrestling takes sixth at B1G Tournament
It wasn’t the ideal weekend in Minnesota for the wrestling team, but they still put eight on the podium. Their will be a handful of Michigan players selected to participate in the Wrestling Championships, the selection show is on Wednesday on NCAA.com
Wolverines bounced back with a— Michigan Wrestling (@umichwrestling) March 11, 2019
better performance today, put eight on the podium at Big Tens and earned seven NCAA AQs.
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Women’s hoops loses nail-biter
The Michigan Women’s basketball team lost in the Big Ten Tournament by a mere point in the waning seconds against Maryland.
Heartbreaker in Indy. #goblue pic.twitter.com/nGesxOFs1a— Michigan Women’s Basketball (@umichwbball) March 10, 2019
They will learn their NCAA Tournament fate later this week.