Tom Anastos, head coach of the Michigan State men’s hockey team, addressed the media for one last time Tuesday. In his third season behind the bench, Anastos and his Spartans recorded an 11-18-7 overall record and went 5-9-6-4 in conference play.
Anastos’ opening statement recapped his team’s play in the Big Ten Tournament, and said that, “from a performance standpoint, we were obviously disappointed.”
After shocking No. 5 Wisconsin in overtime Friday night, the Spartans were looking to end Big Ten and regular season play on a high note.
Unfortunately, the Badgers had other plans.
After being embarrassed last night in Ann Arbor, Mich. 7-1, the Michigan State Spartans were looking to end their season series against Michigan on a good note. Before five minutes ticked away in the opening period, the No. 12 Wolverines already had a 2-0 lead over the Spartans.
Michigan’s Luke Moffatt buried a goal just 1:15 into the game and Cristoval Nieves added another just over three minutes later. It was not until midway through the first period when the Spartans found the back of the net on a goal by senior captain Greg Wolfe.
Sunday left a lot of question marks.
Michigan State hosted the Nebraska Cornhuskers and were dealt a loss.
Following the 60-51 upset against unranked Nebraska, No. 9 Michigan State’s head coach Tom Izzo pointed out the mishaps and mistakes that cost the Spartans an expected win.
For the second straight game, the Michigan State Spartans and Ohio State Buckeyes needed extra time and eventually a shootout to determine a winner. Although the game is considered a tie, the Spartans failed once again to gain an extra point in the standings.
The last three games between these teams have resulted in a shootout.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — It was an unusual senior day as Michigan State’s opponent, Denison University, was unable to travel due to inclement weather. The team made they most of what they had with an inter-squad meet.
After falling short to the Wolverines at Joe Louis Arena, 2-1, the Spartans were looking to turn the tables in front of their home crowd at Munn Ice Arena Friday night.
After two periods of play both teams headed into the locker rooms knotted 2-2 and were even in the shot department with 24 shots on goal.
After an unexpected visit at the Great Lakes Invitational, Michigan State and Michigan butted heads once again in there annual showdown at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Thursday evening.
Two games, two neutral arenas, and now, two different winners. After being shutout by the Spartans in the consolation game at the GLI, the Michigan Wolverines evened the series with the Spartans.
The first taste of victory was had by the men’s swimming and diving team January 23 in East Lansing, defeating Oakland University 154-143 and it came down to the last event to determine who would win.
PASADENA, Calif. - Even if it broke the bank, they traveled either way.
It was a rare occasion, for the Michigan State Spartan football team and its fans, to smell roses in Pasadena. The Spartans waited 26 years to make the Rose Bowl, and it was daunting.
But the spontaneity of the B1G Championship had no effect on Spartan faithful, as many students, alumni, and fans had their hearts set on the ‘grandaddy of them all’.
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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.
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.
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.