In an irregular year the Big Ten opted to release their conference schedule in two separate phases. On Friday the second phase of the schedule was released.
Michigan will be back on the ice on Jan 8-9 when they take on Michigan State in East Lansing. In all, Michigan has 18 games left this regular season before the Big Ten Tournament takes place in March.
Michigan started out the season 4-0 but have lost 5 of their last 6 to put them at 5-5 on the season. This is as talented and youthful of a roster as Michigan has had in quite some time, and head coach Mel Pearson noted there would be growing pains this season along the way. With a month off the ice and time to prepare for the second phase of the schedule, Michigan will be looking to start hot just like they did to start the year out.
Big Ten hockey isn’t easy, Michigan has their work cut out for them, but if you haven’t gotten on board yet this year, January will be a good time to get acclimated.