5 days ago

After a two-week break, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back! The duo kicks things off by discussing Miles Bridges’ decision to return to MSU, the Party at Sparty, and the long-term ramifications. They then move on to discuss new hockey head coach Danton Cole (22:45) and cap things off with a discussion of more bad news for the Spartan football team (33:00).

5 days ago

The NCAA announced Tuesday that Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena will be the site of the 2020 Men’s Division I Hockey Frozen Four with Michigan State University serving as the host institution.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

5 days ago

We are joined by Hockey Head Coach Danton Cole, Women’s Golf Coach Stacey Slobondnik-Stoll and Women’s Soccer Head Coach Tom Saxton throughout the show

Source: Spartan Sports Network

5 days ago

New Spartans Head Hockey Coach Danton Cole made sure in his introductory press conference to make it clear that this job means a lot to him. Cole is a Spartan through and through. Not only is the new bench boss fortunate, this program is fortunate. The thought of Cole going to the now vacant job in Ann Arbor and beating MSU in the future is almost unbearable. Luckily, we’ll never have to know what that feels like. Cole has the feel of a guy who could be here for a long, long time.

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

When Frank Finn began his college hockey career at Michigan State as a student-athlete in the fall of 1978, he already had specific goals in his mind before he walked on campus.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

The Michigan State hockey program officially wrapped up the 2016-17 season with its annual awards program on Saturday (April 15) at Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Senior Joe Cox came away as the evening’s big winner as he took home four awards.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

Of the many things that attracted Debbie Fox to Danton Cole all those years ago, hockey wasn’t one of them. Danton liked that. Still does. “I think she understands the business of hockey,” Michigan State’s new hockey coach said of his wife. “But, I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, I don’t think hockey is that important to her.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 week ago

Danton Cole is the new coach of Spartan hockey, and a new era dawns in East Lansing. In the final podcast of the season, Jason, Jacob, and Andrew give their thoughts on the hire and what Cole brings to the table. In addition, the guys break down Cole’s recent press conference and look at how Cole will achieve the four points of his plan to resurrect Spartan hockey.

Source: Impact Sports

1 week ago

From 1963-66, Matt Mulcahy built a lifetime of memories as a member of the MSU ice hockey team, including winning the 1966 National Championship. Now, Mulcahy is a grandparent and also the author of the book “Not At Grandma’s House (My House – My Rules).”

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

The chase for the Stanley Cup gets underway on Wednesday evening with the first games of the 2017 National Hockey League playoffs. Nine Spartans appeared in the NHL this season and four will have a shot at having their names etched on the Cup. Torey Krug and John-Michael Liles and the Boston Bruins will meet the Ottawa Senators in the opening round, while Jeff Petry and the Montreal Canadiens take on the New York Rangers. In the Western Conference, Duncan Kieth and the Chicago Blackhawks meet the Nashville Predators in the opening round.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

Cole had a lengthy playing career, then got into coaching, first in the minor leagues in the AHL and even lower levels. When he was with Grand Rapids, he said he told a reporter that one day he wanted to wind up back in East Lansing. “It’s been on my mind. The timing has to be right, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t,” Cole said. “That’s a lesson you have to learn. And when great things happen, it’s a wonderful thing.”

Source: Cole Took the Winding Path Home : College Hockey News

2 weeks ago

It took 21 days, but the new face of the MSU ice hockey program has been chosen.MSU alum and Pontiac, Mich. native Danton Cole was announced the seventh head coach in program history in a press conference on Tuesday. After a dismal, dispiriting 2016-17 season, one where the Spartans won just a mere seven total games, the MSU hockey team is excited for what is to come.

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

Danton Cole has his share of different hockey coaching jobs. There have been stops in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Grand Rapids again, Fraser, Bowling Green, Ohio, Huntsville, Alabama, and Ann Arbor. Now, he has his dream job: Head coach, Michigan State University his alma mater.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

Danton Cole stood at the podium on Tuesday in the Huntington Club at Munn Ice Arena after being introduced as the seventh head hockey coach in the program’s history outlining some of the expectations he had for the rejuvenation of the program going forward. But before he got more in-depth as to how he hopes to return a program once known as a national power, one that hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 2012, back to not just respectability but as a regular participant in the postseason, Cole talked ab

Source: SpartanMag.com

2 weeks ago

“We’ll identify, recruit and sign elite players to come here and to join the guys that are already here, and the pressure will be on them to get that momentum going and teach those young guys when they come in so they can take over for them,” Cole said during his introductory news conference Tuesday. “That excellence on and off the ice is very important.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

TOC hockey contributor Jeremy Dewar joins Chris for a short episode on new MSU hockey head coach Danton Cole.

2 weeks ago

Jack Ebling and Chip Mundy are joined by, Danton Cole, new head hockey coach at Michigan State, former Spartan National Champion as a player, Stanley Cup winner with the New Jersey Devils and coach of the U-18 USA National Team Development Program, on his return to E.L. and his alma mater.

Listen to “Danton Cole, MSU Hockey Coach, joins The Drive -11-17” on Spreaker.

2 weeks ago

Who knows where Michigan State’s hockey program would be if Danton Cole had been hired as its coach six years ago. He wanted the job then. He’s always wanted the job. And always might be understating it. Cole was a more logical choice than Tom Anastos in 2011. He was the fan’s choice — one of them, at least — and the hockey world’s suggested choice. In hindsight, probably a better choice.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

Danton Cole was officially introduced as the new leader of Michigan State’s hockey program on Tuesday afternoon. It was reported Cole, a former Michigan State player and Stanley Cup champion with the New Jersey Devils, was set to take the job on Monday. The team welcomed him with a press conference. “Everybody wants to be a part of something great, and that’s what Michigan State hockey is,” Cole said after being introduced.

Source: Land of 10



2 weeks ago

We discuss preparing for the upcoming Boston Marathon with former MSU track star, Michelle Robinson and MSU Hockey Sports Operation Assistant Barbra Powers. Scott Moore gives us a Spartan Baseball update plus more.

Source: Spartan Sports Network

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