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Minnesota falls to Union, 7-4, in NCAA Hockey Final

In its 12th championship game appearance in program history, No. 1 Minnesota fell to Union 7-4 on Saturday night in a fast-paced affair that featured nearly 90 combined shots on net.

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Gophers shut out St. Cloud State, advance to Frozen Four

Justin Kloos scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, and Hobey Baker Award finalist Adam Wilcox continued his great season in net with a 24-save shutout as No. 1/2 Minnesota defeated No. 8 St. Cloud State 4-0 in the 2014 NCAA West Regional final at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Sunday night, sealing the Golden Gophers 21st trip to the NCAA Frozen Four.

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Gophers win NCAA Hockey opener over Robert Morris

Though cliché, calling No. 1/2 Minnesota’s 7-3 victory over Robert Morris a team victory is certainly appropriate. Of the 18 Gopher skaters who played in Saturday’s NCAA West Regional game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., 13 notched at least one point, led by the two-goal effort of captain Nate Condon. Condon’s second goal, a shorthanded, empty-netter late in the third period, marked the senior’s 100th career point in the Maroon & Gold.

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Badgers fall to North Dakota in NCAA Hockey Tourney

It took a comeback win by the Wisconsin men’s hockey team over Ohio State to push North Dakota off the bubble and into the NCAA tournament. When the two teams met in the tournament’s first round, UND didn’t show much appreciation, as a goal with 1:44 left in regulation broke a 2-2 tie and ended the Badgers season.

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B1G Hockey Recap: Gophers win on Frozen Friday

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.

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Hockey Recap: Penn State, Wisconsin notch B1G wins

There were two exciting Big Ten hockey games on Friday night. Penn State notched a memorable 5-4 upset win over Michigan in the first game of the night. No. 8 Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-2 victory over Michigan State. Catch up on all the stats, scores and highlights in this post.

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B1G Hockey Roundup: Freshmen shine as Minnesota tops U-M

There were three entertaining Big Ten hockey games Friday night. Michigan State kicked off the evening with a shootout win over Penn State. Ohio State followed with an impressive 2-1 victory over Wisconsin, and Minnesota topped Michigan, 5-3 in a top-10 matchup. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game highlights in this post.

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B1G Hockey Recap: Wisconsin upsets Minnesota

There were two outstanding Big Ten hockey games tonight on BTN’s Frozen Friday. Ohio State kicked off the action with an overtime shootout victory over Michigan State. No. 12 Wisconsin followed with a huge upset win over No. 1-ranked Minnesota. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.

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B1G Hockey Recap: MSU tops Minnesota in shootout

There were two exciting Big Ten hockey games tonight on BTN’s Frozen Friday. No. 12 Michigan kicked off the action with a home win over No. 9 Wisconsin. Michigan State followed with a shootout win over No. 1-ranked Minnesota in the second game. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.

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Frozen Friday Q&A: Minnesota's Mike Reilly

What would it be like to play on the same team as your two twin brothers? That’s the case for Minnesota sophomore Mike Reilly, who is joined by his brothers, Ryan and Connor, on the Minnesota Gophers men’s ice hockey team. I caught up with the Gophers’ standout defenseman and asked him that question and more before Minnesota takes the ice against Michigan State tonight at 9 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go as part of our Big Ten men’s hockey Frozen Friday doubleheader.

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B1G hockey: Michigan, Wisconsin roll to victories

BTN’s third Frozen Friday of the year was a good one. Michigan cruised to a 5-2 victory over Michigan State in the first game of the night. Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-3 come-from-behind win over Ohio State in the nightcap. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.

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B1G Hockey: Fight breaks out in Michigan-MSU game

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.

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Frozen Friday Q&A: Wisconsin G Joel Rumpel

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.

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Top Images from Friday night's Hockey City Classic

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.

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B1G Hockey: Gophers top Buckeyes in Hockey City Classic

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.

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Frozen Friday Q&A: Ohio State's Tanner Fritz

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.

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Frozen Friday Q&A: Penn State's Tommy Olczyk

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.

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Ohio State's Ryan Dzingel nets Big Ten's first hat trick

Big Ten Hockey is here and BTN’s first “Frozen Friday” kicked off with a bang! Ohio State junior forward Ryan Dzingel put his name into the record books, scoring the first hat trick in a Big Ten men’s ice hockey game.

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B1G hockey roundup: Ohio State, Wisconsin impress in wins

Friday featured a doubleheader of Big Ten hockey games on BTN. Ohio State kicked off the night with a 5-3 win over Michigan State, while Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-2 victory over Michigan in the second game of the evening. Catch up on all the action in this post.

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BTN LiveBIG: Burish family supporting Badger hockey

Mark Burish may have had his doubt about being a hockey parent, but much to the benefit of University of Wisconsin athletes, he eventually warmed up to the idea.

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