The Michigan hockey team has been sizzling hot in 2020, and the sizzle didn’t cease over the weekend against the Wisconsin Badgers.
Friday’s game was an absolute onslaught from Michigan’s offense, who found the back of the net time and time again.
In all, the Wolverines scored eight goals on Friday, three of which came from freshman Nick Granowicz, who recorded his first ever hat trick.
CLIP: X3 @N_Granowicz #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/4Quufd5Dm5— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) February 8, 2020
February 8, 2020
Jake Slaker recorded 4 points off of 1 goal and 3 assists, the first 4 point game from a Michigan player since 2018. Michigan won Friday’s game 8-4.
Michigan hockey's offense erupts for eight goals against Wisconsin #GoBlue〽️ pic.twitter.com/q4AaQveqBQ— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) February 8, 2020
Michigan’s offense remained powerful on Saturday, getting out to a 3-1 lead after 2 periods, and winning the game 5-3. The Wolverines fired off 79 shots during the two game series and kept the pressure on the Badgers each game from start to finish.
CLIP: @JakeSlaker_ with a ROCKET from @JL___23 #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/IYG1HqoCOo— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) February 9, 2020
The Wolverines are now an incredible 6-1-1 in 2020 and have now moved up to No. 25 in the Pairwise Rankings. Michigan now sits at No. 6 in the Big Ten but are one point behind No. 5 Notre Dame, and only four points behind Michigan State, Ohio State, and Minnesota, who are all tied for 2nd place.
Michigan had a slow start to the season, but saying they turned the corner would be an understatement, the team is playing some of the best hockey in all of the NCAA at the moment.
The 13-12-3 Wolverines next set of games will be against Michigan State, the first will be on Friday in East Lansing, while the second will be in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena, the “Duel in the D” vs. Sparty. You can catch Friday’s game on the Big Ten Network and Monday’s tilt on Fox Sports Detroit. Michigan has six regular season games remaining before the Big Ten Tournament gets underway on March 6.
SWEEPIN’ our way through the series!! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/3Flup6i4fI— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) February 9, 2020