Mark Burish may have had his doubt about being a hockey parent, but much to the benefit of University of Wisconsin athletes, he eventually warmed up to the idea. Years ago, Mark’s wife Helen (who, like her husband, is a UW graduate) called to tell him their neighbor had recommended bringing their two children, Adam and Nikki, to a local ice rink to learn to skate. To Mark, that signaled the start of a hockey parent’s life he didn’t want to lead. The sport grew on him though, and his two kids went on to be captains of NCAA championship
Want to tune into some Big Ten hockey this weekend? No problem. BTN has you covered. Here is a quick rundown of the upcoming Big Ten hockey schedule and a recap of recent news leading up the weekend ahead. Let’s dive into the action: [ More: Big Ten Hockey Standings ] Friday: 11/1/2013 American Int’l College at Michigan State – 7 p.m. ET, BTN2Go. Michigan State hockey twitter account: @MSU_Hockey WATCH @TomAnastos weekly press conference here: http://t.co/dwl1zyK33i — MSU_Hockey (@MSU_Hockey) October 29, 2013 Lake Superior State at Wisconsin – 8:00 p.m. ET, BTN2Go. Wisconsin hockey twitter account: @BadgerMHockey Did you
Earlier today, BTN.com streamed the Big Ten Hockey Media Day live for hockey fans looking to get ready for the conference’s inaugural men’s hockey season. You can still watch the entire even for free via this link, but we also carved out each of the six coaches’ media sessions in this post. Watch them all below. Also, check out a few Big Ten Hockey Media Day pictures from Big Ten Network’s Instagram account. Here are the videos. Minnesota head coach Don Lucia *** Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik *** Penn State head coach Guy Gadowsky *** Michigan coach Red
It’s tough to find an individual more emblematic of Wisconsin hockey than Mike Eaves. The Badgers’ head coach, all-time leading scorer, 1977 national champion and head coach of the 2006 title team has been around for it all. From the earliest days of Big Ten hockey, where informal standings were kept between schools and a trophy given out for the best record (there weren’t enough teams for a Big Ten conference) to the emergence of the new Big Ten, as a player and coach, Eaves’ knowledge bridges that gap. Big Ten Hockey Media Day was Thursday, Sept. 19 in St.
BTN.com and the Big Ten Digital Network will stream the inaugural Big Ten Hockey Media Day live from the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota this day morning. Starting at 10 a.m. ET, watch the coaches answer questions from reporters live via this Big Ten Digital Network live stream. Here’s’ the schedule of speakers (all times ET): 10:00 – 10:10 a.m. Minnesota Head Coach Don Lucia 10:10 – 10:20 a.m. Wisconsin Head Coach Mike Eaves 10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Ohio State Head Coach Steve Rohlik 10:30 – 10:40 a.m. Michigan State Head Coach Tom Anastos 10:40 – 10:50 a.m.
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
The puck is about to drop on the inaugural Big Ten hockey season, so BTN.com’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
Wisconsin product and former NHL star defenseman Chris Chelios was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday afternoon. Chelios spent two seasons with the Badgers, including the program’s 1983 NCAA championship campaign, totaling 22 goals and 75 assists. Chelios, a member of the 2011 Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame, played for four teams during his 26-year NHL career, tying Gordie Howe for most NHL seasons. Along the way, the former Badger became the all-time leader among Americans and defensemen in game played and made the playoffs an NHL-record 24 times – missing the postseason in 1997-98
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
A third-period goal from Wisconsin’s Joseph LaBate proves the game-winner and difference as the Badgers beat No. 8 Miami (OH) 1-0 on Friday night.