The Wolverine

November 2014

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2014 HOCKEY PREVIEW 2015 HOCKEY PREVIEW BY BOB MILLER A ndrew Copp and Zach Hyman haven't had the full Michigan hockey ex‑ perience they anticipated when they made the de‑ cision to spend their college hockey careers as Wolverines at Yost Arena. For 22 consecutive seasons, Michi‑ gan hockey teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The past two seasons, however, have seen Ann Ar‑ bor native Copp, a junior forward, and Toronto native Hyman, a senior forward, relegated to the sidelines when NCAA postseason hockey time has come around. Now looking to turn that dry spell around, they have been chosen by their teammates as two of three captains for the upcoming 2014‑15 season, along with J.T. Compher, a sophomore forward. Copp, named captain, and Hyman, chosen as an alternate captain along with Compher, have decided it's on them to reverse Michigan's two‑year streak of tournament misses. Michigan head coach Red Beren‑ son is certain that he's got the right two guys with the right stuff to make the turnaround work. "I think Andrew Copp is excep‑ tional for his age in terms of his maturity and what it takes to be a leader," Berenson said of his captain. "I was really impressed with him in his freshman year. He ended up be‑ ing an assistant captain in his soph‑ omore year, which is unusual and the team voted him as their captain pretty much unanimously after his sophomore year. "He exudes a lot of the right things. He does the right thing on the ice, off the ice, in school. He's a good role model. He knows what it takes to win and he understands a team effort. He knows the difference be‑ tween being a good leader and not a good leader." Berenson is no less convinced about Hyman's readiness for the task ahead. "Zach Hyman is another terrific role model," Berenson said. "This is Zach's first opportunity to be a cap‑ tain here at Michigan. I'm sure he's been a captain when he was younger. He was also elected by his teammates. Zach is a hard worker every day in practice and in every game. He's a ter‑ LOOKING FOR LEADERSHIP U-M's Captains Seek To Take The Reins For A Potentially Strong Squad

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