Hockey

Frozen Friday Q&A: Michigan State G Jake Hildebrand

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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No. 1 Minnesota skates past Rensselaer, 6-2

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.

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Michigan State upsets No. 3 Michigan at Comerica Park

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.

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BTN LiveBIG: Penn State hockey raising awareness

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.

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Delany, Michigan, Ohio State drop puck on B1G hockey

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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