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.
It’s a great time to be a college hockey fan in the state of Minnesota.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Both men’s basketball and hockey will be featured in doubleheaders in New York City from 2016-2019. The first doubleheader will include a series between both Michigan and Penn State in hockey and basketball. Learn more in this week’s Big Ten Hockey Report.
Which college hockey team gets your vote for the greatest of all time? Vote for one of three Big Ten finalists in the Frozen Four Finest contest.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.