Saturday, October 15, 2005
Wolverines hold off Boston College, 3-2
The No. 7-ranked Michigan Wolverines won an early battle of top ten teams in defeating No. 5 Boston College, 3-2, in front of 6,982 at Yost Ice Arena last night
T.J. Hensick (left) and Travis Turnbull each had a goal and an assist, while Matt Hunwick added a pair of assists and goalie Billy Sauer made 22 saves. U-M never trailed, as Jack Johnson scored 1:44 into the contest, Hensick added his tally five and a half minutes later and Turnbull gave Michigan a 3-1 edge at 6:54 of the second period.
"I thought all of the young kids played well," U-M head coach Red Berenson said. "They all had good moments in their game where they really stepped up. Jack (Johnson) played strong; (Matt) Hunwick played strong; I think (Andrew) Cogliano stepped it up. Some of our kids had pretty good games back there. This is a great game to play so early."
The Wolverines host Merrimack Sunday at 3 p.m.
"We have to have the same intensity," Hensick said. "Once we figure out how this team can play like this every night, we should have a special season. I think that is something in the last two seasons we have been missing. We have had great games and come out the next night and had poor games. We have to find a way to get up for Sunday against Merrimack. It is not going to be an easy game, just like tonight was not."