Joe Cox is a standout freshman forward for Michigan State’s men’s ice hockey team, but if hockey doesn’t work out for Cox, he may have a future in professional wrestling.
How does the winningest goalie in the Big Ten stack up to some of the other top college goaltenders in the nation? I caught up with Wisconsin junior goalie Joel Rumpel and asked him that question before his Badgers take the ice against Ohio State tonight at 9 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go as part of our Big Ten men’s hockey Frozen Friday doubleheader.
Friday night’s Hockey City Classic game between Minnesota and Ohio State drew plenty of buzz throughout social media. We gathered some of the top images from Friday’s memorable Big Ten hockey event and posted them here in this photo gallery.
BTN’s second Frozen Friday of the year was a memorable one, featuring two shutouts. Michigan State kicked off the night with an impressive 3-0 win over Penn State. After that, No. 1-ranked Minnesota topped Ohio State 1-0 in the outdoor Hockey City Classic. Catch up on all the action in this post.
What would it be like to grow up in Canada and never travel outside of the country until your first college recruiting visit? That was the case for Ohio State junior Tanner Fritz, who is a member of the Buckeyes’ men’s ice hockey team.
Tonight’s B1G hockey coverage begins at 6 PM ET with Frozen Friday: Face-Off, hosted by BTN’s Rick Pizzo and analyst Paul Caponigri. At 6:30 PM ET, Michigan State hosts Penn State, followed by Gophers vs. Buckeyes at 9 PM ET in the 2014 Hockey City Classic. The night concludes with Frozen Friday: Final Rush at approximately 11:30 PM ET
What would it be like growing up as the son of a well-known NHL Hockey player? Just ask Penn State sophomore Tommy Olczyk, who is one of the top players on Penn State’s men’s ice hockey team. Olczyk is the son of former NHL standout Ed Olczyk, who played 16 years in the NHL, helping the New York Rangers capture the 1994 Stanley Cup. Ed currently serves as a color commentator on NHL on NBC, NHL on NBC Sports Network and for the Chicago Blackhawks on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.