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Pizzo: Addition of Notre Dame strengthens Big Ten hockey

The proactive addition of Notre Dame means Big Ten hockey has yet another historically successful program with national appeal, and one with Big Ten ties, as longtime head coach Jeff Jackson played at Michigan State.

Michigan to face Notre Dame in NCAA hockey tournament

Big Ten tournament champion Michigan is the conference’s lone representative in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament, it was announced Sunday. [ MORE: View the interactive NCAA bracket ] The Wolverines will take on old CCHA rival Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. ET Friday in the Midwest Regional at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Should Michigan win, it would face the North Dakota-Northeastern winner Saturday with a berth in the Frozen Four on the line. The Wolverines are making their 36th NCAA tourney, an NCAA record, and their first since 2012. Michigan is 50-28 record all-time NCAA Tournament record,

Minnesota women win fourth NCAA hockey title in last five years

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team defeated previously undefeated and top-seeded Boston College, 3-1, to earn its seventh national championship at Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire, on Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: Relive the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Minnesota’s Sarah Potomak put the Gophers up 1-0 in the first 13 seconds of the game with an assist from Hannah Brandt and Megan Wolfe. Amanda Kessell tallied another score in the third period with an assist from Potomak, and Kelly Pannek netted Minnesota’s final goal with an assist from Lee Stecklein. Minnesota, which owns a collegiate record seven

Women's Ice Hockey: Minnesota tops Wisconsin, advances to title game

#GOPHERS WIN! #GWH pic.twitter.com/iE78MqeTRW — Minnesota W Hockey (@GopherWHockey) March 19, 2016 Sarah Potomak scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 win over rival Wisconsin. The goal sends the Golden Gophers to their fifth-straight national championship game at the Whittemore Center Arena Friday night. [ MORE: NCAA.com women’s hockey bracket ] Potomak’s game-winner came at the 15:00 mark of overtime when she picked off a Badger defenseman in the UW zone and fired it past Badger netminder Ann-Renee Desbiens to seal the 3-2 win. Minnesota (34-4-1) received goals from Taylor Williamson and Amanda Kessel during regulation. Lee

Big Ten Hockey: Ohio State, Penn State advance in tourney

The Big Ten Hockey Tournament got underway with two exciting games on Thursday night. Twitter: @HockeyOnBTN | @MSU_Hockey | @umichhockey |@GopherHockey | @OhioState_MHKY | @PennStateMHKY | @BadgerMHockey |  @B1GHockey In the opener, No. 3 Penn State eliminated No. 6 Wisconsin, 5-2. No. 4 Ohio State followed that with a thrilling 4-3 win over No. 5 Michigan State in OT. Every game of the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament airs live on BTN (and BTN2Go) through Saturday’s title game. All games are at the the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota is the No. 1 seed and earns a

Audio: Big Ten hockey coaches tourney teleconference

On Tuesday, the six Big Ten men’s hockey coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the country to preview the Big Ten Hockey Tournament. Dive in and hear from each coach. Don’t forget that every game of the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament will air live on BTN (and BTN2Go) from Thursday through Saturday’s title game. All games are at the the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota is the No. 1 seed and earns a first-round bye, and so does No. 2 seed Michigan. Thursday, March 17 #6 Wisconsin vs. #3 Penn State – 5 p.m. ET

How to watch 2016 Big Ten men's hockey tournament

Every game of the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament will air live on BTN, as well as on BTN2Go. The tournament runs Thursday-Saturday at the the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota, which claimed its third consecutive Big Ten crown in Saturday night’s win vs. Wisconsin, is the No. 1 seed and earns a first-round bye, along with No. 2 seed Michigan. Thursday, March 17 #6 Wisconsin vs. #3 Penn State – 5 p.m. ET on BTN (also available live on BTN2Go) #5 Michigan State vs. #4 Ohio State – 8:30 p.m. ET on BTN (also available