Defenseman Jon Merritt has two goals in the first period, giving Michigan a 2-0 over Michigan State after the first period of The Big Chill At The Big House.
The two schools are playing an ice hockey game outdoors at Michigan Stadium 10 years after facing off at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
Merritt’s second goal came with five minutes remaining in the period. His first score came on the power play for Michigan.
Bryan Hogan was slated to get the start in goal for the Wolverines, but suffered a groin injury during pre-game warm-ups. Shawn Hunwick replaced Hogan at goalie.