The Wolverine

February 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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T he Maize and Blue have used the same four lines in 10 straight games through Jan. 17, dating back to the Wisconsin series Dec. 4‑5. In that time, U‑M's first line has con‑ tributed 30 goals and 33 assists while the fourth line has been an unex‑ pected contributor with six goals and 12 assists. "All I want from the fourth line is energy," head coach Red Berenson said. "I want them to be plus or even. I don't want them to be scored on or be a liability. I don't want them to take bad penalties that cost us. "I want them to be able to hold their own if we don't have the last change and we put our fourth line out and they put their first line." Sophomore left wing Dexter Dancs and junior center Max Shuart have consistently occupied a spot on the fourth line, playing in each of Michi‑ gan's last 10 contests. The Maize and Blue have rotated junior Evan Allen and sophomore Niko Porikos on the right side, while in three of the past   MICHIGAN HOCKEY First And Fourth Lines Are Producing For Michigan Sophomore left wing Dexter Dancs tallied five goals and four assists in a 10-game stretch from Dec. 4 to Jan. 17, including key scores that factored heavily in Michigan victories. PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL MICHIGAN'S ALL-TIME FRESHMEN POINTS PER GAME LEADERS Rookie Year Pts. PPG Gordon McMillian 1945-46 56 2.24 Bruno Baseotto 1979-80 76 2.00 Al Renfrew 1945-46 47 1.88 Kyle Connor 2015-16 31 1.71 Chris Seycehl 1982-83 48 1.33 Dylan Larkin 2014-15 46 1.31 David Roberts 1989-90 53 1.26 Brian Wiseman 1990-91 58 1.23

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