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BTN to air 27 Big Ten hockey games this season

BTN will provide unprecedented coverage of men’s ice hockey in 2013-14, the inaugural Big Ten Hockey season, including eight straight weeks of “Frozen Friday” doubleheaders in January and February and the 2014 Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. BTN also will televise the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament, set for March 20-22, 2014, at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. Men’s Ice Hockey on BTN is presented by Buffalo Wild Wings. [ MORE: Hockey history: Top three moments for Big Ten teams ] At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, prior to the season opener between Penn

Hockey history: Top 3 moments for Big Ten teams

The puck is about to drop on the inaugural Big Ten hockey season, so’s Jeremy Woo takes a look at the programs’ greatest moments. Relive the top feats for Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin in this post. Where’s Penn State? The program makes its varsity debut this season, and it’s only a matter of time before it creates moments of its own. [ MORE: BTN/BTN2Go to air 27 hockey games this season ] MICHIGAN 1. March 30, 1996 Thirty-two years. For all its rich history, Michigan had gone three-plus decades without a national title. The Wolverines

Photo: Gophers release Hockey City Classic rendering

Rejoice, fans of outdoor hockey! Minnesota will host Ohio State on Friday, Jan. 17 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers made the news official Tuesday, and they also released a rendering of the stadium. See a picture of it in this post. Here’s a rendering of the stadium: Here's the rendering of @TCFBankStadium in the @HkyCityClassic set-up – very cool! #Gopher #PrideOnIce — Minnesota Gophers (@GopherSports) September 3, 2013 And here’s a look at the logo: Jan. 17 – 8 pm. TCF Bank Stadium. Minneapolis. @GopherSports vs @OhioStAthletics Men's Hockey. #itsbaaaaaack — Hockey City Classic (@HkyCityClassic) September 3,

Gophers defend crown, complete perfect season

With the victory, the Gophers extended their NCAA-record winning streak to 49 games, dating back to Feb. 18, 2012. The victory also gave the WCHA its 13th consecutive NCAA title. Read full recap.  Scoring Summary First Period Team Time Scored by Assisted by MINN 11:38 Jalosuo (11) Ramsey, Davis MINN 18:32 Brandt (32) Kessel, Bozek BU 18:48 Lefort (24) Stoneburgh, Poulin Second Period MINN 16:02 Kessel (45) Menefee, Ramsey MINN 19:48 McMillen (13) Menefee, Bozek Third Period BU 1:48 Poulin (19) Doyle, Cardella MINN 15:27 Ramsey (9) Menefee, Kessel BU 17:08 Kohanchuk (24) Fratkin, Miller MINN 19:11 Kessel (46)

Minnesota hockey loses to Denver, 2-0

No. 10 Denver scored a 2-0 win on Friday to upset the second-ranked Minnesota Gophers. Read a full recap at

Video: Hockey City Classic timelapse

There’s never been a hockey game played at historic Soldier Field in Chicago. That all will change Sunday, as No. 18 Wisconsin battles rival and No. 2 Minnesota in the second of two games at the Office Max Hockey City Classic. The Badgers and Gophers are scheduled to battle at 4:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Before the puck drops, though, make sure to catch our “Big Ten Hockey Pre-Game” at 4 p.m. [ RELATED: Badgers, Gophers to wear throwback uniforms ] Notre Dame and Miami (OH) get the action started at 1 p.m. ET. Oh, and you’ve got to see

Gophers release Hockey City Classic uniform

Wisconsin unveiled its Hockey City Classic uniform early last month. On Tuesday night, it was Minnesota’s turn. From an aesthetic perspective, it’s clear, the Badgers and Gophers will delight in their respective throwbacks Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. Minnesota’s uniform is modeled after the 1960-61 team, and it’s a classic design. Aside from the Nike swoosh under the collar, that is. Other than that, the uniform boasts several old-school qualities, from the drawstring collar, to the varsity stripes on the arms and around the waist, to the diagonal script “GOPHERS” across the front. And to commemorate the special event,

Hockey roundup: Michigan edges Michigan State

A lot of hockey action took place Friday night. As seen on BTN,  Michigan edged Michigan State 3-2 at Yost Ice Arena. In Columbus, the Buckeyes upset ninth-ranked Notre Dame 6-3. In women’s hockey action, Minnesota won their seventh WCHA regular season title against Minnesota Duluth with a 5-0 win. Watch Michigan-Michigan State highlights now and go inside this post for more hockey video. Read the full Michigan recap at Ohio State 6, Notre Dame 3:Ohio State pulled off an upset on the ice beating ninth-ranked Notre Dame 6-3 Friday night. Minnesota 5, Minnesota Duluth 0: Noora Raty earned her NCAA-record

Hockey roundup: Gophers upset; Buckeyes win

The No. 1 Minnesota men’s hockey team was upset by WCHA rival Minnesota State 2-1 on Friday night. It was the first game of a home-and-home series. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for a Student U wrap-up of the action between Lake Superior State and Ohio State Ohio State 3, Lake Superior State 2

Gophers get comeback win against Anchorage

Trailing 3-2 with 4 minutes left in the game, Minnesota went on a 5-minute power play and got a game-tying goal from Nick Bjugstad. With 50 seconds remaining, Ben Marshall scored the game-winning goal, as the Gophers completed a comeback win over Alaska Anchorage defeating the Seawolves, 4-3.