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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Fino and the panel invite MSU hockey forward Brent Darnell to discuss MSU’s young hockey season, Detroit Lions Football, and the upcoming U of M and MSU Football game.
Will the winner of the MSU game this weekend win the legends division? What is Brent’s favorite move on skates? 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.
Michigan State welcomed the UMass-Lowell River Hawks to Munn Ice Arena for their home opener of the regular season last night and came up short, losing 4-1.
Over the summer, Anastos preached on getting pucks to the net and thinking shot-first to his players, after having a league low of 25.6 shots per game last season.
“I said ‘You come in there and think shot,’” Anastos said. “‘You think shot and if someone’s open and you hear them, then you’ll make the play.’” Read More…
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, and both the Division I and II women’s hockey teams raised awareness to help fight the cause that so many suffer from. Read More…