Menu Search

WATCH: The latest on-demand video from around the Big Ten

Latest Frozen Fridays News

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. [ MORE: Top images from tonight’s Hockey City Classic ] MINNESOTA 1, OHIO STATE 0 | RECAP | BOX The top-ranked Minnesota men’s hockey team outlasted Big Ten conference foe Ohio State, 1-0, in a defensive struggle to win the Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium Friday

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. Fritz was born and raised in Alberta, Canada and became interested in Ohio State through his cousin, Daymen Rycroft (Bencharski), who played for the Buckeyes from 2001-04. The Alberta-native enrolled at OSU in 2011 and made an instant impact during his first season, leading all freshman in games played and being voted Most Improved Player by

2014 Hockey City Classic - Gophers vs. Buckeyes

Tonight’s B1G hockey coverage begins at 6 PM ET with Frozen Friday: Face-Off, hosted by BTN’s Rick Pizzo and analyst Paul Caponigri. At 6:30 PM ET, Michigan State hosts Penn State, followed by Gophers vs. Buckeyes at 9 PM ET in the 2014 Hockey City Classic. The night concludes with Frozen Friday: Final Rush at approximately 11:30 PM ET The 2014 Classic at TCF Bank Stadium is the first outdoor college hockey game at the University of Minnesota in over 80 years and fans are buzzing with excitement. I took a few minutes to sit down with Brian Deutsch, Gophers’ Assistant Director

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. Tommy is enjoying a successful sophomore season for the Nittany Lions.

Photos: Here comes outdoor hockey at Minnesota

Outdoor hockey games are all the rage and the next one happens Friday night at Minnesota as part of our weekly Frozen Friday Big Ten men’s hockey doubleheader on BTN/BTN2Go (see the full TV schedule here). The Gophers take on Ohio State at 9 p.m. ET on a rink built in the middle of TCF Bank Stadium’s field. You may recall the Gophers played Wisconsin in the 2013 Hockey City Classic in Chicago – look back at the highlights here. And we had that really cool video of the ice being built, too. As part of this years Hockey City

Photo: You have to see this Gophers' giveaway

It’s going to be cold for Friday night’s Hockey City Classic between Ohio State and Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium (9 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go). In fact, according to, 11 degrees is the high for Minneapolis on Friday. That’s cold. And to help students combat the frigid conditions, the team will hand out one of the better giveaways we’ve seen in some time. See it in this post. STUDENTS: We want you to be warm at the @HkyCityClassic this Fri so we'll be giving out this @GoldytheGopher mask — Minnesota M Hockey (@GopherHockey) January 15, 2014 How awesome is

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. Dzingel scored his third goal of the game with 3:35 left in the contest as the Buckeyes topped Michigan State 5-3 on Friday night in Columbus. How about that @B1GHockey fans! @OhioState_MHKY's Ryan Dzingel with a hat trick! @OSUknucklebucks go wild! WATCH – — Ohio State on BTN (@BTN_Ohio_State) January 11, 2014 How about that to kick off

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. [ MORE: Ohio State’s Ryan Dzingel nets Big Ten’s first hat trick ] OHIO STATE 5, MICHIGAN STATE 3 | RECAP | BOX The Ohio State men’s hockey team scored three unanswered third-period goals to defeat Michigan State, 5-3, Friday in Value City Arena. Junior leading scorer Ryan Dzingel led

Frozen Friday Q&A: Michigan captain Mac Bennett

Mac Bennett, professional DJ. The Michigan men’s ice hockey captain likes the sound of that, but never imagined it was possible. Bennett, who is a senior defenseman at Michigan, arrived in Ann Arbor with plans to major in psychology. It was then when he linked up with former teammate Scooter Vaughan, who would DJ local parties when he wasn’t out on the hockey rink. Vaughan began to work with Bennett and teach him some of his tricks and how to properly mix tracks. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule | Bennett’s bio at ] “I really

Frozen Friday is Here: Face-Off with Rick Pizzo

Tonight marks the start of Frozen Fridays, our B1G hockey doubleheaders that run for eight straight weeks. We begin at 6 PM ET with Frozen Friday: Face-Off, hosted by BTN’s Rick Pizzo and hockey analyst Paul Caponigri, followed by Michigan State at Ohio State and Michigan at Wisconsin. The night concludes with Frozen Friday: Final Rush at approximately 11:30 PM ET. Extra Points took a few minutes to sit down with Rick about what he’s looking for from tonight’s games and how the conference will do overall in its inaugural season. Extra Points: Tonight is the first of our Frozen