Legendary Michigan State hockey coach Ron Mason passed away Monday at the age of 76. Mason was the second-winningest coach in college hockey history, recording 924 career wins and a 635-270-69 mark in 23 seasons at MSU. He led MSU to 17 CCHA regular-season and playoff titles and guided 23 teams to the NCAA Tournament. Mason also served as MSU’s Athletic Director from 2002-07. Following the news of Mason’s death, many former Michigan State athletes took to Twitter to share their condolences. Saddened to hear about the passing of legendary coach Ron Mason. He exemplified what it meant to be
Big Ten fans were treated to an outstanding NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament game on Friday.
The Big Ten office announced the dates and opponents for the 2015-16 hockey season Wednesday, featuring 20-game schedules for each of the six conference programs. The schedule concludes with the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, to be held March 17-19 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. [ View the 2015-16 Big Ten Hockey Schedule ] All six conference teams will open Big Ten play Dec. 4-5. The opening weekend will feature Michigan hosting Wisconsin, Minnesota welcoming Ohio State and Penn State entertaining Michigan State. The two-time defending Big Ten Champion Gophers will make their road debut
It’s a great time to be a college hockey fan in the state of Minnesota. The top-seeded Minnesota women’s hockey team advanced to its fourth-straight NCAA championship game with a 3-1 win over Wisconsin on Friday night at Ridder Arena. Juniors Hannah Brandt and Maryanne Menefee recorded three points each to lead the Gophers (33-3-4). Junior goalie Amanda Leveille had 34 saves in the win. The Gophers face No. 3 seed Harvard (26-5-3) in the national championship game at 3 p.m. CT on Sunday. Read the complete recap at gophersports.com.
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. FRIDAY, JAN. 23 MICHIGAN STATE 2, No. 13 MICHIGAN 1 MINNESOTA 7, WISCONSIN 5 SATURDAY, JAN. 24 PENN STATE 4, No. 14 Vermont, 2 WISCONSIN 4, MINNESOTA, 4 (Badgers won in SO, 3-2) All six Big Ten teams play this weekend: No. 14 MICHIGAN VS MICHIGAN STATE When: Saturday, Feb. 7 at
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.
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. Here’s how the weekend played out: FRIDAY, JAN. 9 Ohio State def. Penn State, 5-4 (OT) Michigan def. No. 9 Minnesota, 4-3 (OT) Wisconsin tied No. 2 Boston University, 3-3 Michigan State def. U.S. Under-18 Team (exhib.), 4-1 SATURDAY, JAN. 10 Penn State def. Ohio State, 4-1 Michigan def. No.
Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson became the fourth head coach in Division 1 men's hockey history to win 800 career games.
The Big Ten is coming off a good weekend in non-conference play after going 3-2-1 overall. Here are the results from the weekend: FRIDAY, JANUARY 2 Ohio State def. Mercyhurst, 6-3 No. 5 Michigan Tech def. Wisconsin, 8-1 No. 18 Merrimack def. No. 8 Minnesota, 3-2 SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 Ohio State def. Mercyhurst, 2-2 No. 8 Minnesota def. RIT, 3-2 (OT) Wisconsin def. No. 5 Michigan Tech, 2-0 Here is a preview of the upcoming Big Ten games. *** NO. 9 MINNESOTA AT MICHIGAN When: Friday, Jan. 9 6:30 p.m. ET; Saturday 4:00 ET How to watch: Friday’s game airs
Welcome back, and Happy New Year! The 50th annual Great Lakes Invitational commenced earlier this week and did not disappoint with four great hockey teams showcased. Two Big Ten teams, Michigan and Michigan State, advanced to the finals, and the Wolverines captured their 16th GLI title. Penn State faced adversity in Pittsburgh this week during the Three Rivers Classic, losing to Robert Morris and Western Michigan. Before we jump ahead to what’s in store this weekend, here’s a recap of the scores from earlier this week. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28 Michigan def. No. 5 Michigan Tech, 2-1 Michigan State def. Ferris