As Big Ten hockey starts to heat up, one cannot help but think of the conference’s similarities to the Original Six teams that started the National Hockey League. Both started with six teams, both were upstarts at their inception, and like the NHL, the Big Ten hockey conference has potential to expand and flourish. Don’t think that the similarities stop there, the college teams themselves have stark similarities to their Original Six counterparts. Here are my picks for the Big Ten hockey teams’ Original Six counterparts. Read More…
On what may be one of the more critical weekends of this Big Ten hockey season, Michigan State (6-10-3) will host Penn State (4-12-1) for two matchups on Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18 at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans are coming off of a disappointing weekend in Columbus, Ohio. They went 0-1-1 against the Ohio State Buckeyes, gaining only two points out of a possible six. Read More…
Despite coming up short at the Great Lakes Invitational over winter break, the Spartan hockey team has a lot of positives to build on, and it appears they are peaking at just the right time.
Big Ten play is about to kick into overdrive, and with four winnable games against Ohio State and Penn State coming up, the Spartans have an opportunity to become a tour-de-force for the rest of the season. Read More…
After coming up short against Michigan Tech in their first game on Friday afternoon, the Spartans were looking to bounce back against the Michigan Wolverines.
Michigan State and Michigan are scheduled to play each other four times this season, but got an early look at each other on Saturday.
This year’s Great Lakes Invitational was an experience for the ages as teams got to play outdoors at Comerica Park in Detroit. The GLI kick-started the winter festivities that will be taking place downtown through the end of December.
Michigan State and Michigan Tech needed extra time, and eventually a shootout, to determine who would advance to the Championship game.
The phrase describes a lot about MSU graduates, especially their efforts at this time of year. Join Harry and Faith for this holiday edition of The Pact, focusing on MSU athletes giving back to their community.
After coming off a tough series last weekend against the top-ranked Golden Gophers, the Spartans were faced with one last test during finals week before heading home for break.
Saturday evening, Michigan State welcomed the No. 4 Ferris State Bulldogs to East Lansing and came up short, losing 2-0.
After splitting games with the top-ranked Golden Gophers this past weekend, Michigan State men’s ice hockey prepares to face another top-five team this upcoming Saturday against Ferris State University.
Head coach Tom Anastos said his team now knows what it takes to compete with some of the best teams in the country and added the shootout win “wasn’t good enough.”
After taking Game 1 of the weekend to a shootout and winning, the Spartans were looking to sweep the top-ranked team in the country in Saturday’s matinee game at Munn Ice Arena.
Unfortunately, MSU could not respond to the pressure applied from the Golden Gophers and were outplayed throughout the game. Despite having a slow start in the first period, the Spartans play progressed as the game went on.
After sweeping Princeton last weekend, the Spartans had a lot to prove as they welcomed the No. 1 ranked team in the country to East Lansing Friday evening.
Michigan State got back to their winning ways last weekend in East Lansing, sweeping the Princeton Tigers, 4-1 and 8-2.
Spartan Hockey defeated the Princeton Tigers Friday night in a 4-1 rout.
In what coach Tom Anastos called perhaps the most physical game his team has played in thus far, the Spartans prevailed, with two key players scoring their first goals of the year. Left wing Ryan Keller potted his first on a backhand pass from captain Greg Wolfe at 17:30 in the second, and a point shot by defenseman Jake Chelios found the back of the net at 4:26 of the third period.
Michigan State welcomed the Broncos of Western Michigan to East Lansing Friday night for a home-at-home weekend series. Unfortunately, the Spartans were shutout by the Broncos and extended their losing streak to three games.
MSU will travel to Kalamazoo on Saturday in hopes to snap their losing streak.
On the first episode of Behind the Mask, host David Defever and his guest Lou Divizio recap MSU men’s and women’s hockey, along with predictions leading up to the Great Lakes Invitational.
Michigan State traveled to Michigan Tech for a two-game series this past weekend and came up short in both games.
The Spartans were shutout 3-0 on Friday night and forced overtime in Saturday’s game, but lost 3-2. Read More…
After sweeping American International this past weekend at home, the Spartans will travel north to play Michigan Tech in a weekend series.
MSU head coach Tom Anastos talks about the sweep, what to expect from Michigan Tech and the Spartans goaltender situation.
MSU continued their winning ways this past weekend, as they swept American International College in a doubleheader. Behind the Mask host David Defever and hockey contributor Lou Divizio bring you video highlights and postgame analysis. Read More…
MSU Hockey and head coach Tom Anastos had one mission in mind going into Halloween weekend.
“Win tonight, win Sunday, and hopefully that will satisfy their Halloween desires,” said Anastos of his team.
And it held true, as the Spartans clinched the first of their two-game series against American International College by a score of 5-4. But Anastos was not too pleased with the win. Read More…
Weird things happen when you shoot the puck towards the net, and on Saturday October 26, it worked in the favor of MSU.
The Spartans got their first win of the regular season at Munn Ice Arena last night, defeating No. 14 Boston University, 3-1.