No. 18 Wisconsin took a 3-0 lead in the second period, but it had to hold off a furious comeback bid from No. 2 Minnesota in a 3-2 victory Sunday night at Soldier Field. The game was the nightcap of the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic, a college hockey doubleheader that marked the first time the iconic NFL stadium hosted hockey. Watch our highlights and see photos of the scene in this post.
There’s never been a hockey game played at historic Soldier Field in Chicago. That all will change Sunday, as No. 18 Wisconsin battles rival and No. 2 Minnesota in the second of two games at the Office Max Hockey City Classic. The Badgers and Gophers are scheduled to battle at 4:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Before the puck drops, though, make sure to catch our “Big Ten Hockey Pre-Game” at 4 p.m.
Kara Lentz takes a look at the Penn State women’s ice hockey team which is playing its first season as a varsity team. Watch the feature now as Lentz talks with head coach Josh Brandwene and various players.
Wisconsin unveiled its Hockey City Classic uniform early last month. On Tuesday night, it was Minnesota’s turn. From an aesthetic perspective, it’s clear, the Badgers and Gophers will delight in their respective throwbacks Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
A quartet of goals in the third period catapulted the top-ranked Minnesota women’s hockey team to its 36th consecutive victory and its first season sweep of Minnesota Duluth in program history. Junior Amanda Kessel led the Golden Gophers’ offensive attack by netting four points, including the game-winning goal, in the 6-2 decision. Read the full recap at GopherSports.com and watch our interviews with the Gophers in this post.
A lot of hockey action took place Friday night. As seen on BTN, Michigan edged Michigan State 3-2 at Yost Ice Arena. In Columbus, the Buckeyes upset ninth-ranked Notre Dame 6-3. In women’s hockey action, Minnesota won their seventh WCHA regular season title against Minnesota Duluth with a 5-0 win. Watch Michigan-Michigan State highlights now and go inside this post for more hockey video.
You’ve heard of Happy Valley. Wait until you see Hockey Valley. Penn State’s new hockey home, Pegula Ice Arena, is a sight to behold. The new facility, which will open for the 2014 season, included an $80 million construction fee, and it’s pretty easy to see where all the money went. With a capacity of 6,000, Pegula will be the smallest arena in the Big Ten, however it was constructed to have the fans right on the ice. Watch Kara Lentz’s all-access tour of the new arena now.