Michigan hockey beats physical Lindenwood through skill

It’s standard for hockey groups to begin a recreation poorly every so often, however some scenarios enlarge the ensuing fear. Giving up two instantly objectives at house, turning the puck over in every single place the ice and getting muscled off the puck — all to Lindenwood, a group taking part in its 3rd ever Division I recreation — can definitely fall in that territory.

Thankfully for the No. 7 Michigan hockey group, it discovered a technique to get previous the ones difficulties through taking part in to its strengths — particularly its offensive abilities. In the face of enforcing physical play, skaters like sophomore ahead Mackie Samoskevich and senior ahead Nick Granowicz leaned into that skill to deal with Lindenwood’s unrelenting force.

“(Samoskevich) was a little shaken up by it, guys see it and that’s how you set the tone, so that’s what (Lindenwood) did,” Michigan trainer Brandon Naurato stated. “And we’re used to that. Anyone that comes into Michigan, on Friday night especially, they’re trying to take your head off so we gotta fight through that.”

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