When talking about the top men’s ice hockey goalies in the Big Ten this season, that conversation should start and end with Michigan State sophomore Jake Hildebrand. BTN.com caught up with Hildebrand before the Spartans much-anticipated matchup against Ohio State tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go as part of our first Frozen Friday doubleheader of Big Ten Conference men’s hockey.
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The top-ranked Minnesota men’s hockey team defeated Rensselaer, 6-2, to claim third place at the Mariucci Classic at Mariucci Arena on Saturday night. The Gophers put forth a 44-shot effort and used a three-goal second period to propel them to their first victory of the 2014 calendar year. Read full GopherSports.com recap.
An early lead and 29-save performance from goaltender Jake Hildebrand helped the Michigan State hockey team shut out third-ranked Michigan, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon in the Great Lakes Invitational Consolation Game at Comerica Park. Thomas Ebbing’s goal at 1:23 of the first period stood as the difference as the Spartans improved to 6-9-2 on the season.
At Penn State, the annual dance-a-thon (aka THON) is arguably the biggest campus event of the school year. As is the case at Indiana – who we featured earlier this fall – THON raises an enormous amount of money in support of pediatric cancer patients and the search for a cure. Last year, THON raised $12.37 million.
Big Ten hockey is here! The puck officially dropped Friday night, as bitter rivals Michigan and Ohio State opened the inaugural Big Ten hockey season. And what a thrilling first game it was. The third-ranked Wolverines outlasted the Buckeyes, 4-3, in overtime at Yost Ice Arena. Read full MGoBlue.com recap.
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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.
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.