The Michigan State hockey team rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit on Saturday at Munn Ice Arena, but would up falling to Northern Michigan, 4-3. Goals by Taro Hirose and Patrick Khodorenko tied the game less than three minutes into the third period, but NMU scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on the power play just over four minutes later.
Mitchell Lewandowski, Michigan State’s high-scoring forward, was credited with seven shots on goal on Friday night. His first six were stopped by Northern Michigan standout goaltender Atte Tolvanen. But his seventh wasn’t even a shot but it’s the one Spartans fans will remember the most from MSU’s 2018-19 season opener at Munn Arena.
The Michigan State hockey team opened the 2018-19 season with a 4-2 victory over Northern Michigan at Munn Ice Arena on Friday night. Mitchell Lewandowski scored the game-winning goal with 1:14 to play in the third period and tallied an assist to help lead the Spartans.
After two months of summer workouts and skating on their own at Munn Arena, a month of limited practices with the coaches, the Green and White scrimmage, an exhibition game and a week of regular practices, Michigan State is ready to skate into the 2018-19 season.
Michigan State opens its second season under head coach Danton Cole this weekend at home vs. Northern Michigan … It marks the first series between the Spartans and Wildcats since NMU visited Munn in the final year of the CCHA (Feb. 2013).
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It has been seven months and one week since Michigan State last played a hockey game. And about seven months and two weeks since the Spartans last tasted victory. So, Sunday’s 3-1 victory over the University of Windsor at Munn Arena was special for the 21 returning players and also rewarding for the seven freshmen on the 2018-19 edition of the Spartans. And so what if it was “only” an exhibition game and the win doesn’t count in MSU’s overall record.
The Michigan State hockey team topped the University of Windsor, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at Munn Ice Arena in the Spartans’ final exhibition tuneup prior to the start of the season. Junior Taro Hirose assisted on all three goals, while sophomore Mitchell Lewandowski tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Spartans.
The Spartans will host the University of Windsor on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Munn Ice Arena in their only exhibition game prior to the beginning of the season. Michigan State returns 89% of its point production and 93% of its goal scoring from last season, both of which are fourth-most nationally and the most in the Big Ten.
Michigan State opens the season in nine days. The build-up to the first regular-season game continued Wednesday night with the Green and White intrasquad scrimmage at Munn Arena.It was the Spartans’ first appearance of 2018-19 under game conditions and the first ever at MSU for seven freshmen – goalie Drew DeRidder, defensemen Dennis Cesana, Cole Krygier and Christian Krygier and forwards Wojciech Stachowiak, Adam Goodsir and Mitchell Mattson.
The Michigan State hockey team held its annual Green-White exhibition scrimmage on Wednesday evening at Munn Ice Arena with the White team coming away with the victory, 2-0, in the modified, two-period format.
MSU Hockey media day may have been a little peculiar. While it included the usual bunch of reporters holding microphones and cameras in player’s faces, it wasn’t long before the team decided it was their turn to ask the questions.
Source: The Only Colors
Mitchell Lewandowski, Michigan State’s standout sophomore right wing and last season’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year, believes this year’s Spartans are going to surprise a lot of college hockey followers.
Danton Cole feels right at home in his second year as head coach of Michigan State’s hockey team, looking to take the next step to help the Spartans climb up the Big Ten ladder.
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“The first year was interesting,” Michigan State hockey coach Danton Cole began, “a little like a mosquito at a nudist beach — I knew what I wanted to do, I just didn’t know where to get started.” And with that, the second season of the Cole era was underway.
Source: Lansing State Journal
The Spartans met with the media on Tuesday, Sept. 25 to preview the upcoming season.
Taro Hirose, Patrick Khodorenko, and Mitchell Lewandowski were all named to the Big Ten’s 2018-19 Preseason Watch List, on Monday, Sept. 24. Hirose was one of six unanimous selections on the 15-player list that was voted on by the conference head coaches.
The Michigan State hockey team will play a Green-White intrasquad scrimmage on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7:05 p.m. at Munn Ice Arena. Admission is free. The modified-format exhibition will be two periods with a 15-minute intermission. Following the game, the Spartans will host a meet-and-greet.
As Michigan State’s football staff gets bigger and hockey coach Danton Cole tries to restore MSU hockey to its former glory, upgrades are in order. The Skandalaris Football Center in the Duffy Daugherty Football Building will undergo renovations next year, according to plans revealed by MSU’s infrastructure, planning, and facilities department. And Cole said construction on Munn Ice Arena will look to start by September 2019.
Source: The State News
Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole met with the media on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and provided an update on the fundraising and planning for the Munn Ice Arena renovation project.