Michael Mersch scored two goals and Joel Rumpel totaled 24 saves as Wisconsin kicked off the second day of the Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament with a 2-1 victory over Penn State. The Badgers will advance to the championship game where they will play Ohio State. That game is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on BTN/BTN2Go.
The 2014 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament kicked off with a bang as we had two outstanding games on Thursday. No. 6 Penn State opened with a memorable 2-1 victory over No. 3 Michigan in double overtime. Ohio State followed with an impressive 2-1 win over Michigan State in overtime. We tweet this links during games via Twitter @BigTenNetwork.
Drew Brevig scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead Ohio State to a 2-1 victory over Michigan State in a Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament opener. With the victory, the Buckeyes advance to play No. 1 Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET on Friday in a Big Ten semifinal matchup.
Penn State freshman Zach Saar scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime to lift the Nittany Lions to a 2-1 win over Michigan in the opening game of the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament. Taylor Holmstrom added a goal and sophomore goalie Matthew Skoff had 52 saves for Penn State.
With a 3-2 overtime victory Friday against Michigan, Minnesota clinched the outright Big Ten Championship. By virtue of taking the inaugural conference crown, the Gophers (25-4-6, 14-2-3-0 Big Ten) claimed the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament.
We had two Big Ten men’s hockey games on Friday night. In the first game of the night, Ohio State and Michigan skated to a 2-2 tie, with the Buckeyes notching a 1-0 win in the shootout. In the second game of the evening, No. 2 Minnesota cruised to an impressive 5-1 victory over Penn State at Mariucci Ice Arena. Catch up on all the scores, stats and highlights in this post.