The Canadian women’s hockey team won Olympic gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics by defeating Team USA in a dramatic overtime comeback on Thursday, and each team featured several players who play or played for Big Ten schools. Team USA goalie and Wisconsin product Jessie Vetter played in net while Team USA captain and Wisconsin product Meghan Duggan added one of the two U.S. goals. The U.S held a 2-0 lead in the third period before Canada scored two late goals to send it to overtime where they eventually won it. Vetter played four years at Wisconsin and set
Turns out, the Minnesota fans in the YouTube video below are siblings. So, when the Kiss Cam feature came on at a recent Minnesota hockey game, the brother was ready with a homemade sign in the event he and his sister were put on the big board. They were, and the brother revealed the sign. This is a good lesson for anyone going to a sporting event with a sibling. Kiss Cam is very popular, and you don’t want to be booed for not playing along. h/t: deadspin.com
Did you enjoy the exciting hockey action at the Olympics this weekend? We recently shared the great work being done off the ice by Joe Pavelski and Amanda Kessel, two Big Ten alumni helping their teams go for gold in Sochi. DYK: 1,707 stuffed animals have been collected from @OhioState_MHKY #TeddyBearToss the last 3 yrs combined. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/xglPU3TIBA — Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) February 12, 2014 The 46th annual University of Minnesota apparel design fashion show, ALIGN, took place on Saturday. Check out some of the highlights on the program’s website and Facebook page! Scientists at Michigan and Purdue may have cracked
Herb Brooks hasn’t been with us for ten years. But in truth, he’s more with us today than ever before. Brooks played hockey at the University of Minnesota, and later led them to three national championships as their head coach. After his third championship in 1979, Brooks was called upon to coach a group of college players in the 1980 Winter Olympics, where the US authored the “Miracle On Ice.” Unfortunately, Brooks lost his life in a car accident in August 2003 at age 66. Through it all, Brooks was constantly looking to enhance skill development, while simultaneously trying to
There were three entertaining Big Ten hockey games Friday night. Michigan State kicked off the evening with a shootout win over Penn State. Ohio State followed with an impressive 2-1 victory over Wisconsin, and Minnesota topped Michigan, 5-3 in a top-10 matchup. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] MINNESOTA 5, MICHIGAN 3 | RECAP On a night that started with the Golden Gophers honoring the legendary John Mayasich, No. 2 Minnesota turned on the offense in honor of the program’s all-time leading scorer
There were two outstanding Big Ten hockey games tonight on BTN’s Frozen Friday. Ohio State kicked off the action with an overtime shootout victory over Michigan State. No. 12 Wisconsin followed with a huge upset win over No. 1-ranked Minnesota. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] WISCONSIN 2, MINNESOTA 1 | RECAP For the first time in nearly two years, the Minnesota men’s hockey program suffered a sweep on Friday night as Wisconsin picked up its second 2-1 win in as many nights
When it comes to the Winter Olympics Big Ten schools are well represented in the marquee sport of hockey in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Have a look at who is playing in the 2014 Olympics on the and see what some of them are already tweeting from Sochi. We’ve compiled a number of available Twitter and Instagram accounts and will be following their Olympic experiences via social media. Use the box below to see the latest from the players as well as @usahockey and check out the TV schedule for all hockey games at www.nbcolympics.com. …Minttu Tuominen, Team
Five members of the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team from the University of Minnesota donated 60 sets of hockey equipment to youth hockey associations. A new center at Penn State received a major grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study – and solve – water pollution. The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team shaved their heads in solidarity with a new teammate – who’s nine years old. Last week, Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo celebrated a birthday. Happy Birthday to Coach Tom Izzo. No chance he sees this, he has no twitter account? Cake & ice cream time!
There were two exciting Big Ten hockey games tonight on BTN’s Frozen Friday. No. 12 Michigan kicked off the action with a home win over No. 9 Wisconsin. Michigan State followed with a shootout win over No. 1-ranked Minnesota in the second game. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] MICHIGAN STATE 2, MINNESOTA 2 (MSU wins in shootout) | RECAP The top-ranked Minnesota men’s hockey team extended the nation’s longest unbeaten streak to 13 games on Friday night at Mariucci Arena, recording a
Friday night’s Hockey City Classic game between Minnesota and Ohio State drew plenty of buzz throughout social media. We gathered some of the top images from Friday’s memorable Big Ten hockey event and posted them here in this photo gallery. Have any great shots of the game? Tweet them to us @BigTenNetwork.