Last weekend had m ore heated rivalries as Wisconsin faced Minnesota and Michigan State took on Michigan at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. Michigan State managed to snap Michigan’s seven-game win streak last Friday night, and the teams meet again Saturday in the Hockey City Classic at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
The Hockey City Classic college hockey doubleheader at Soldier Field on Saturday includes two games: Michigan State vs. Michigan at 8 p.m. ET ahead of Miami (Ohio) vs. Western Michigan at 4 p.m. ET. The Michigan-Michigan State game airs live on BTN/BTN2Go.
We profile Ohio State hockey player Chad Niddery, a Canadian native who held a very fascinating job off the ice. Here’s a hint: It involved coming almost face to face with a wild bear.
As conference play rolls on, Michelle McMahon, Dan Kelly and Rick Pizzo recap the latest Big Ten hockey action and look ahead to the weekend. Watch the report above and read McMahon’s previews of Michigan-Michigan State and Wisconsin-Minnesota in this post.
It was a rivalry weekend showdown as the Gophers took on the Badgers, which included a brawl after a controversial hit to Minnesota’s Leon Bristedt. Michigan faced Ohio State in a game where the two teams combined to score 16 goals. Yes, you read that right – 16 goals.
A monumental moment occurred in Big Ten hockey over the weekend as Michigan’s Red Berenson earned his 800th win after Michigan swept No. 9 Minnesota. He is one of four college hockey coaches to win 800 games. The Big Ten completed two conference series, a non-conference matchup, and an exhibition game.