Michigan Wolverines news: Hockey opens Frozen Four, more transfer portal visits

Michigan basketball has more scheduled visits with guards from the transfer portal plus the Michigan Wolverines play in the Frozen Four tonight.
2024 Frozen Four - Practice Session
2024 Frozen Four - Practice Session / Richard T Gagnon/GettyImages

For the third straight season, the Michigan hockey team has advanced to the Frozen Four. The Michigan Wolverines had to beat Michigan State and North Dakota in the regional to do it, but they did and now top-ranked Boston College awaits in St. Peter's Minnesota.

The Eagles aren't going to be easy to beat. They have won 11 games in a row and might have the best offense in college hockey. Michigan's defense has been solid. Goalie Jake Barczewski is going to have to have the game of his life, but he's stepped up in this run that started before the postseason.

Michigan hockey was hovering around .500 at one point. The Michigan Wolverines have caught fire winning eight of their last 10 games. Gavin Brindley and Dylan Duke have been dynamic on the attack, while Seamus Casey is expected back in the lineup tonight.

After two straight semifinal exits, maybe it will time for Michigan hockey to pull the upset and advance to the national championship game. The first puck will drop at 8:30 PM EST. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Boston U and Denver will play prior to that with the national championship game set for Saturday.

Two more transfer guards will visit Michigan Wolverines

Roddy Gayle is a former Ohio State guard who entered the transfer portal last week. Michigan basketball and new head coach Dusty May were quick to contact the dynamic scorer who averaged over 13 points per game for the Buckeyes last season.

Gayle also averaged 3.1 assists and shot 44 percent from the field. His 3-point percentage dipped to 28 percent but it feels like that could be improved and he's the kind of scoring guard the Wolverines need. Gayle is "in the process" of setting up a visit to Michigan basketball.

That would be a huge pickup, especially because Johnell Davis still isn't a sure thing. Michigan basketball is also going to host Auburn guard Tre Donaldson later this month according to Davis Moseley of 247 Sports. He averaged 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists last season shooting 47 percent from the field and 41.2 from the 3-point line. Donaldson has made 41-of-100 3-point attempts in his college career and he's got playmaking ability, which Michigan basketball desperately needs.


The only guard on the Michigan basketball roster is Durral Brooks. So the Wolverines need ball handlers and shot creators. Donaldson fits that mold.