An early lead and 29-save performance from goaltender Jake Hildebrand helped the Michigan State hockey team shut out third-ranked Michigan, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon in the Great Lakes Invitational Consolation Game at Comerica Park. Thomas Ebbing’s goal at 1:23 of the first period stood as the difference as the Spartans improved to 6-9-2 on the season.
“Our objective for the weekend was to accomplish two things; win the tournament and to take a step forward and get better, and I thought we did that today,” said MSU head coach Tom Anastos. “I thought we made progress in all areas of our game.”
MSU consistently created scoring opportunities throughout the game and outshot the Wolverines, 40-29.