Four-time Big Ten champion Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2017-18 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, the conference announced on Monday. The coaches also selected a 17-member Preseason Watch List, including a pair of unanimous honorees.
Three Big Ten teams made the NCAA men's hockey tourney, it was announced Sunday afternoon. Big Ten regular-season champ Minnesota earned a No. 1 seed to pace the trio. See the full bracket inside.
No. 2 Wisconsin defeated No. 3 Ohio State 2-1, and No. 4 Penn State beat No. 1 Minnesota 4-3 in 2OT in the Big Ten semifinals to set up Saturday's tournament final between the Badgers and Nittany Lions.
Ohio State handled Michigan State 6-3 in Thursday's first quarterfinal and Penn State throttled Michigan 4-1 in the second quarterfinal of the the 2017 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.
Complete details on how to watch the entire 2017 Big Ten Men's Hockey Tournament live.
On Tuesday, the six Big Ten hockey head coaches discussed their programs heading into the 2017 Big Ten Hockey Tournament. The puck drops for the tournament on Thursday. Watch every game on BTN/BTN2Go.
The Big Ten announced on Saturday the bracket for the 2017 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, with Big Ten Champion Minnesota collecting the top seed after earning its fourth consecutive Big Ten title.
BTN will televise eight winter Big Ten Championships in 2017, including the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament, wrestling, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s gymnastics. Television coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET and continues with Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 26, from Ohio State. The opening night relays and preliminary rounds for both women (Feb. 15-18) and men (Feb. 22-25) can be viewed live on
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On Thursday, the six Big Ten hockey coaches participated in a teleconference to take questions from the media ahead of the 2016-2017 season. You can listen to what each coach had to say in the audio player below.