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Posted on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 10:06 p.m.

Michigan hockey falls to Ferris State, 5-0, marking fourth loss in five games

By AnnArbor.com Staff

The Michigan hockey team gave up five goals for the second straight game and was shut out for the first time this year as its early season woes continued in a 5-0 loss Friday night at Ferris State.

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The Michigan hockey team is now 5-8-1 on the year.

Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com

Michigan has now lost four of five, and stands at 5-8-1 on the year, 3-6-1 in the CCHA.

Freshman Jared Rutledge played the entire game, making 22 saves on 27 shots. His record fell to 1-4 on the year.

After a scoreless first period, Ferris State scored three times in the second and twice more in the third.

The loss came six days after Michigan fell to Cornell, 5-1 Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Fellow freshman Steve Racine started Saturday's game.

The game marked Michigan's first shutout loss in 14 games this season. Michigan and Ferris State both took 27 shots.

The Wolverines penalty kil gave up two goals on six FSU chances, while the Michigan power play was 0-for-4.

Michigan and Ferris State will meet in the second game of the series, 7:05 p.m. Saturday night.

Comments

PWJT8D

Sat, Dec 1, 2012 : 6:32 p.m.

I just can't figure this team out this year. In the first few games we looked very good. Offense was producing, defense was solid, power play looked the best it has in quite a while and the penalty kill was really good. Seemed like when we lost Merrill is when everything started to go south. We have some of the best talent in the nation but it just isn't clicking. I fear that Michigan has dug themselves too big of a hole to get out of this season. The NCAA tournament streak is on the line I'm afraid. And by the way, any word on Merrill's return, if at all?