The No. 1 Minnesota women’s hockey team’s historic winning streak came to an end Sunday afternoon as the Gophers suffered a 3-2 loss to No. 4 North Dakota in front of 2,435 fans at Ridder Arena. With the loss, Minnesota’s winning streak ended at an NCAA-record 62 consecutive wins.
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.
It was expected to be one of the most exciting games of the college hockey season, and that it was. In a breathtaking back-and-fourth contest, Minnesota and Boston College skated to a 3-3 tie Friday night.
On Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET BTN airs “Big Ten Elite: 1979 Minnesota hockey” right after the Boston College-Minnesota men’s hockey game at 8 p.m. ET. Watch it to learn more about Minnesota coach Herb Brooks and one of the best college hockey teams ever to take the ice for Minnesota’s storied program.
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Penn State men’s hockey team opened the 2013-14 season in the new Pegula Ice Arena with a 4-1 win over Army. The game was sold out for Penn State, now one of six Big Ten men’s teams competing in this inaugural season of Big Ten hockey.
In April, Steve Rohlik was appointed head coach of the Buckeyes after spending three years as associate head coach under Mark Osiecki. Ohio State is Rohlik’s first college head coaching job after assisting at Minnesota-Duluth (2001-2010) and Nebraska-Omaha (1997-2000). Coming off a 16-17-7 campaign as part of the CCHA, the Buckeyes return the majority of their roster, including team captain Curtis Gedig on the blue line and forwards Tanner Fritz and Ryan Dzingel, who finished one-two on the CCHA point leaderboards last season.
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We hope you’re pumped for the inaugural season of Big Ten hockey. If you’re not, a brilliant BigTenConference YouTube video should do the trick. Watch Big Ten coaches, including Bill O’Brien and Tom Izzo, flash their hockey smiles in the video in this post.
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