Michigan State hockey rising senior Brennan Sanford and rising sophomore Austin Kamer have been named to the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-American Scholar list for 2017-18, it was announced by the organization on July 27.
The 2018-19 college hockey season is still two-and-a-half months away but Michigan State players are already busy preparing for Season 2 of the Danton Cole era. The Spartans are on campus, enrolled in classes, working on strength and conditioning off the ice and skating and scrimmaging on the freshly installed ice at Munn Arena.
Michigan State incoming freshmen twins Christian and Cole Krygier were both selected in the seventh round of the NHL Draft on Saturday, June 23 in Dallas.
Michigan State sophomore defenseman Tommy Miller has been selected to compete in USA Hockey’s 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase, which will take place July 28 – August 4 in Kamloops, British Columbia. Miller is one of 42 players that will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2018, through Jan. 5, 2019, in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.
The Michigan State hockey program and head coach Danton Cole have announced the Spartans’ complete schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season, which will begin October 12. Times and television designations will be announced separately closer to the start of the season.
Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole announced today (June 1) that Mitchell Mattson (F/Grand Rapids, Minn./Sioux Falls Stampede) has signed to join the Spartans for the 2018-19 season. The addition of Mattson brings the total number of incoming Spartans to seven.
The Big Ten Conference announced the 2018-19 league hockey schedule on Tuesday, May 22. Like last year, all seven league teams will play 24 conference games. MSU’s complete 2018-19 schedule will be released in the coming weeks. Times and television designations will be announced separately closer to the start of the season.
Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole announced today (May 9) that the Spartans have added four additional student-athletes for the 2018-19 season, bringing the current number of incoming Spartans to six. Adam Goodsir (Okemos, Michigan/Tri-City Storm), Wojciech Stachowiak (Gdansk, Poland/Central Illinois Flying Aces) and twins Christian (Novi, Michigan/Lincoln Stars) and Cole Krygier (Novi, Michigan/Lincoln Stars) all signed to join the Spartans this fall.
Former Michigan State hockey star Rod Brind’Amour is now a head coach in the NHL. Brind’Amour, who holds the MSU record for goals in a season by a freshman with 27, was named the 14th head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. The 47-year-old native of Ottawa signed his contract in a video posted by the team this morning.
In less than 24 hours, Cole has managed to flip three players from some of college hockey’s traditional power houses to play in East Lansing. The commit spree started on Wednesday when news broke that Cole and Christian Krygier, two defenseman from Novi, Michigan had decided to decommit from the University of Wisconsin and commit to Michigan State. They are the younger brothers of Brock Krygier, a defenseman who played for the Spartans from 2012-2015.
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The NHL playoffs kicked off last Wednesday and three former Spartan hockey players will look to help their team advance to the second round.
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Senior Carson Gatt was the winner of three honors, including the Dr. John Downs Outstanding Defensive Player, Bill Burgess Outstanding Senior and the Blue Line Club President’s Award. Gatt, who served as one of three assistant captains for the Spartans this year, produced a career-high 19 points (4g, 15a) in earning All-Big Ten honorable mention. The political theory and constitutional democracy major carries a 3.47 GPA and earned his third consecutive Academic All-Big Ten honor this season.
The pinnacle of Jim Slater’s hockey career was playing for the United States Olympic Team in South Korea two months ago. It was something the former two-time Michigan State captain never expected. But he seized an opportunity and ended up having the greatest sports experience of his life. “It was the coolest sporting scene ever, and to be a part of it will always be with me,’’ Slater said.
Former Spartan and current Manitoba Moose forward Mason Appleton was named as the Dudley (Red) Garrett Award winner as the AHL’s outstanding rookie.
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The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Thursday for three Spartans as Derek Grant, Ryan Miller and Torey Krug will look to help their teams claim the sport’s ultimate prize. Grant and Miller and the Anaheim Ducks will square off with the San Jose Sharks in round one, while in the Eastern Conference, Krug and the Boston Bruins face Original Six rival Toronto.