Hold on to your earmuffs, Michigan State will play Michigan at Soldier Field in Chicago as part of the Coyote Logistics Hockey City Classic.
The matchup, which was recently announced by Intersport, will take place Saturday, February 7 and will count toward the regular season standings.
Also included will be a matchup between Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio).
What was it? Was is head coach Tom Anastos’ timeout early in the first period? Was it the sellout crowd at Munn Ice Arena? Or was it the grit and determination of the senior class?
Whatever the reason, one thing is predominantly clear: the Spartans played their best game of the season last Saturday against No. 12 Michigan.
While it was not the first time the Spartans have rallied back to win a close game this season, no game had the stakes as high as this one. Read More…
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.
Scott Moore, the voice of Michigan State hockey, joins Behind the Mask host David Defever in studio to talk about his experiences calling outdoor games, including the most recent Great Lakes Invitational.
The two also discuss this weekend’s series between Michigan State and No. 14 Michigan as well as what the Spartans need to do in order to gain success during the remainder of their season.
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.
The Spartans and No. 14 Wolverines faced-off at Munn Ice Arena for their third matchup of the season. With the series tied 1-1, the Wolverines took over late in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and run away with a 5-2 victory.
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.
DETROIT – The Michigan State Spartans (8-11-3) and Michigan Wolverines (11-6-2) faced-off at Joe Louis Arena in their second clash of the season. Michigan’s Phil Di Giuseppe scored with 2:18 remaining to brake a 1-1 tie and even the series.
Perhaps the perfect lead into Saturday’s basketball game against the dastardly maize and blue is a matchup on the ice at Munn Ice Arena between the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines.
These two teams have met twice already this season, albeit one was not an official game and they have both won one game apiece. At the consolation game of the GLI (Great Lakes Invitational), the Spartans made a mockery of the Wolverines in a 3-0 whitewash. However, the Wolverines returned the favor with a 2-1 victory over the Spartans at Joe Louis Arena last Thursday.
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.