March 3, 2013
Tonight was the last regular-season game for Michigan's five seniors. Together, this class has led the Wolverines to an overall record of 92 wins, 60 losses and 12 ties. They were the 2011 national runners-u in 2011, won the 2010 CCHA playoff championship, brought home two Great Lakes Invitational championships and competed in three outdoor games. Off the ice, they have given back to the community through their work at Mott Children's Hospital, U-Meet the Athlete clinic and a Habitat for Humanity build, as well as mentoring elementary and high school.
With the shootout win, the Wolverines clinch the seventh seed and will host the Northern Michigan Wildcats next weekend in the first round of the 2013 CCHA Playoffs.
Michigan holds an all-time home record of 42-10-1 against the Bulldogs, which includes an active 13-game unbeaten streak at Yost Ice Arena. Overall, U-M is 69-29-2 against Ferris State. The Bulldogs' last win in Ann Arbor came on Feb. 25, 2006.
Kevin Lynch netted a power-play goal for his second goal -- and ninth point -- in the last 10 games.
Andrew Copp assisted on the goal, his third assist in two games. The helper extended his point streak to a seventh game.
Alex Guptill also assisted, taking him to eight points -- with four assists -- in the last five games.
Wolverine captain A.J. Treais scored on a snapshot for the lone goal in the overtime shootout.
This is the third weekend series win of the season for the Maize and Blue, and the first at Yost.
The shootout win tonight extended the unbeaten streak to four in a row for the Wolverines, their longest of the season thus far.