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.
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team will wear a special throwback uniform for the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic on Feb. 17 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The sweater is a reproduction of what the 1931-32 team wore, and it’s pretty slick. See a photo of the sweater in this post. [ UWBadgers.com: Men’s hockey unveils special jersey for OfficeMax Hockey City Classic ] There are a few personal touches to the uniform, including the phrase “It’s a great day for hockey” on the inside of the collar. Also, hemmed into the bottom of each sweater is the date of the game,
Six national titles. Eleven conference tournament championships. Twelve Frozen Fours. The Wisconsin men’s hockey team has had no shortage of success during its existence. To honor its great history and its 50th anniversary season in the modern era, Wisconsin will wear a commemorative patch on the left shoulder of its sweater this upcoming season. [UWBadgers.com: Men’s hockey to celebrate 50th season in the modern era] The circular patch features the state of Wisconsin on a white background, with “Wisconsin,” written out how it is on the front of the team’s iconic sweater, and a “50” on it. The bottom of
It’s official: That college hockey doubleheader called the Hockey City Classic at Chicago’s Soldier Field, featuring a game between Wisconsin and Minnesota, is set for February 17, 2013. Watch our interview with Minnesota’s Zach Budish now and check out the event’s website, Twitter account (@HkyCityClassic), and Facebook page for more updates and information. Also, check out our interview with Wisconsin’s Frankie Simonelli in this post. Notre Dame plays Miami (Ohio) in the other game, although the game times and TV partner have yet to be announced. Tickets for the Hockey City Classic go on sale to the general public on
It’s been talked about and reported on for months but now it’s official: Two Big Ten men’s hockey teams will play a game at Chicago’s Soldier Field next winter as part of the inaugural Hockey City Classic. The doubleheader will feature Notre Dame vs. Miami (Ohio) and Minnesota vs. Wisconsin. There will be Wednesday news conference in Chicago where more details should be released, including the date and time of the game. It figures to be somewhere on or around the weekend of Feb. 16, 2013. Most college hockey fans know that outdoor hockey is nothing new for the Big