Sean Merriman, web editor, October 25, 2013

It?s time to get you ready for a jam-packed Big Ten hockey weekend. Here is a rundown of the upcoming schedule and a recap of recent news leading up the big weekend ahead. BTN/BTN2Go will carry the Minnesota vs. Boston College game at 8 p.m. ET on Friday night, which is one of the most anticipated matchups of the college hockey season. BTN2Go will have three games this weekend (Boston College at Michigan, Michigan State vs. UMASS-Lowell and Boston College at Minnesota), while the Big Ten Digital Network will carry Penn State's games on Friday (vs. RIT) and Saturday (vs. Vermont).

Let?s dive into the good stuff here.

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Friday: 10/25/2013

Boston College at Minnesota – 8 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go. Minnesota hockey twitter account: @GopherHockey

The Gophers (4-0) will try and keep their undefeated season alive as they host Boston College (2-1) in a top-five showdown.

Watch the 2013-14 Minnesota hockey season preview:

Boston University at Michigan – 7 p.m. ET, BTN2Go. Michigan hockey twitter account: @umichhockey

Michigan (3-0-1) will look to avoid its first loss of the season as the Wolverines take on Boston University (3-1). Michigan is ranked No. 4 in the nation, while the Terriers come in at No. 13.

Watch the 2013-14 Michigan hockey season preview: 

Michigan State vs. UMASS-Lowell - 7 p.m. ET, BTN2Go. Michigan State hockey twitter account: @MSU_Hockey

The Spartans (0-2) are still searching for their first win of the season. Tom Anastos' club will host U-MASS Lowell (1-3) Friday night, the No. 18-ranked team in the nation.

Watch the 2013-14 MSU hockey season preview:

Robert Morris at Ohio State – 7:05 p.m. ET. Ohio State hockey twitter account: @OhioState_MHKY

The Buckeyes (0-3) are still searching for their first win of the season and are hoping to get it against a Robert Morris (0-2-1) team that remains winless as well heading into Friday's matchup.

Watch the 2013-14 Ohio State hockey season preview:

RIT at Penn State – 7 p.m. ET streamed live on BTDN

After winning their first game of the season, the Nittany Lions (1-2) are struggled as of late and currently sit at 1-2 overall. Penn State will look to bounce back against an RIT (0-1-1) team that is searching for its first win of the season.

Penn State hockey twitter account: @PennStateMHKY

Watch the first goal in Penn State hockey history:

Watch the 2013-14 Penn State hockey season preview:


Saturday: 10/26/2013

Penn State vs. Vermont – 7 p.m. ET streamed live on BTDN

Boston University at Michigan State – 7:05 p.m. ET

UMASS-Lowell at Michigan – 7 p.m. ET

Ohio State at Robert Morris – 7:05 p.m. ET


Sunday: 10/27/2013

Boston College at Minnesota – 2 p.m. ET,BTN2Go