After this past weekend’s Big Ten showdown the top conference contenders are becoming more clear. Michigan scored a revenge win over Michigan State to send the Wolverines into the top spot. Meanwhile, Penn State’s comeback kids finds themselves second in the Big Ten ahead of Minnesota.
Michael Downing and Justin Selman each recorded one goal and one assist, helping No. 14 Michigan defeat Michigan State, 4-1, on Saturday night in the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field.
The rivals are set to play on BTN at 9:40 p.m. ET Saturday night at Soldier Field, home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Watch the game on BTN/BTN2Go.
Last weekend had m ore heated rivalries as Wisconsin faced Minnesota and Michigan State took on Michigan at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. Michigan State managed to snap Michigan’s seven-game win streak last Friday night, and the teams meet again Saturday in the Hockey City Classic at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
The Hockey City Classic college hockey doubleheader at Soldier Field on Saturday includes two games: Michigan State vs. Michigan at 8 p.m. ET ahead of Miami (Ohio) vs. Western Michigan at 4 p.m. ET. The Michigan-Michigan State game airs live on BTN/BTN2Go.
We profile Ohio State hockey player Chad Niddery, a Canadian native who held a very fascinating job off the ice. Here’s a hint: It involved coming almost face to face with a wild bear.
As conference play rolls on, Michelle McMahon, Dan Kelly and Rick Pizzo recap the latest Big Ten hockey action and look ahead to the weekend. Watch the report above and read McMahon’s previews of Michigan-Michigan State and Wisconsin-Minnesota in this post.