Michigan football coach Sherrone Moore gave a shout-out to the Wolverines' hockey head coach Brandon Naurato in congratulations of his national quarterfinals win over the Michigan State Spartans.

Michigan’s Sherrone Moore shouts out hockey coach Brandon Naurato after Frozen Four clinching win over MSU

 

The Michigan Wolverines hockey team defeated the Michigan State Spartans by a final score of 5-2 on Sunday night, a result that punched the Wolverines’ ticket to the Frozen Four in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 11 (the championship game is expected to take place two days later).

The Wolverines are now preparing to take on the Boston College Golden Eagles at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, with their sights set on a win and an appearance in Saturday, April 13’s title game.

The third-seeded Wolverines are now 24-13-3 on the season, and are the only non-number one seed to make the Frozen Four this season.

On Sunday after the win, Coach Moore gave an enthusiastic shout-out to Michigan hockey coach Brandon Naurato, a former Wolverines icer himself who was hired by the Michigan hockey program in 2021.

Moore became the 21st head coach in Michigan football history when he was hired to replace Jim Harbaugh this offseason. Harbaugh departed for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.

Michigan Hockey Gets Revenge on MSU 

 

The 11th-ranked (nationally) Wolverines’ hockey team won just its second game in six tries against the fourth-ranked Spartans, saving their best performance for last on the ice in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

The Wolverines got two goals from forward Dylan Duke and two assists from forward T.J. Hughes in the 5-2 win on Sunday night while goaltender Jake Barczewski made 38 saves, giving up two goals total in the process.

Brindley, Duke Lead Wolverines to Victory 

 

Duke and Brindley scored at the 12:42 and 12:54 marks of the third period, breaking a 2-2 deadlock with the Spartans before Duke’s final goal made it a 5-2 final.

Duke, Barczewski, Brindley, Hughes, Frank Nazar III and Marshall Warren were named to the All-Regional Team for Michigan hockey while Duke was named outstanding player. Artyom Levshunov of Michigan State was also named to the team according to BigTen.org.

Michigan hockey had a 40-35 advantage in shots taken on the night. The Spartans had won four of five against the Wolverines coming in before falling in Missouri, effectively ending their season.