4 days ago

After MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis announced on Tuesday Tom Anastos, who led the Spartans to a mere seven wins in the 2016-17 season, was stepping down from the helm of the MSU hockey program, the search to find a replacement instantly commenced. With numerous potential contenders, George Gwozdecky and Danton Cole are two viable candidates who have brought plenty of attention early in the coaching search.

Source: State News

5 days ago

With Tom Anastos’ resignation Tuesday afternoon, the hypothetical conversation that many Spartan fans have had now becomes reality. Who will replace Anastos as coach and try to lead Michigan State hockey back to glory?

Source: Impact Sports

5 days ago

You can’t win seven games in your sixth year and survive.Not when you’ve lost your fan base — your most ardent supporters angry, the rest apathetic.Nothing we wrote in the Lansing State Journal over the last couple years was read less online than stories written about Michigan State hockey. High school water polo was a hotter read. That is, unless, the story was about coach Tom Anastos’ job security.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Satchmo and DB discuss the future of Michigan State’s hockey program in the wake of Tom Anastos’ resignation and the hopefully bright future of the Michigan State basketball team following their second-round exit from the NCAA tournament.

Source: Sparty Talk

5 days ago

Tom Anastos is indeed out after an underwhelming stint at his Alma Mater. Although officially he stepped down, I have a feeling that Anastos was given that opportunity thanks to his loyalty to the school and the program. Regardless of his track record behind the bench, he is a Spartan through and through. Michigan State will join Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Michigan, and Niagra on the coaching search (so far). It’s not completely unreasonable to assume that State could compete with any of those programs for top-candidates.

Source: The Only Colors

5 days ago

Michigan State athletics director Mark Hollis announced Tuesday that Tom Anastos will step down from his position as head coach of the Spartan hockey program, effective immediately. Assistant coach Tom Newton will serve as interim head coach while a national search is conducted to replace Anastos.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

In one final gasp, the Spartans finished a treacherous 2016-17 season — ousted by the No. 3-seeded Ohio State University in the Big Ten Tournament, 6-3. The game was a microcosm of the year. The MSU hockey team would show flashes of talent and fight, only to ultimately fail at producing a consistent 60 minutes.

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

On Dec. 28, 1979, the MSU hockey team made school history. Playing in the Great Lakes Invitational, or GLI, the Spartans stepped foot on the ice at the Joe Louis Arena for the first time. Ever since that historic day, “The Joe” has been the bearer of a lifetime of memories and unforgettable moments for the program.

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

After finishing the regular season with a 7-23-4 overall record (3-14-3-1 Big Ten), the MSU hockey team begins the postseason a sixth seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will face No. 3 seed Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament Thursday night in what will be the fifth matchup this season between the two teams.

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

No. 6 seed Michigan State and No. 3 Ohio State open the Big Ten Tournament with the first quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. No. 5 Michigan plays No. 4 Penn State at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

For the third time in four seasons, sixth-seeded Michigan State will meet third-seeded Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament … MSU is 0-2 against the Buckeyes in the conference tournament, losing both games in OT (2014, 2-1; 2016, 4-3).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

Michigan State has officially closed out the regular season. Finishing up against two of the best teams in the Big Ten is no small task, especially for a Spartan team that struggled mightily all through conference play. Michigan State finished with a split against Ohio State last weekend followed by a loss and tie (shootout win on Saturday night) on the road at Minnesota.

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

Michigan State hockey junior defenseman Carson Gatt has been voted to the All-Big Ten honorable mention team, it was announced Monday, March 13 by the conference office. Gatt has a career-high 11 points this season, including three goals and eight assists.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

The Michigan State hockey team played fifth-ranked Minnesota to a 1-1 tie on Saturday in the final game of the regular season at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. The Spartans won the shootout, 2-1, to pick up the extra point in the standings. Ed Minney made 32 saves and Mason Appleton scored for MSU.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

A pair of first-period goals were enough to push No. 5 Minnesota past the Michigan State hockey team, 4-0, on Friday night at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. Defenseman Jake Sadek scored twice for the Gophers as they clinched the Big Ten regular-season title.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

Minnesota is sniffing another Big Ten regular-season title. Michigan State, in the role of a spoiler, is eager to keep the Gophers from earning their fourth consecutive conference championship. And of course, both the Spartans (7-22-3 overall, 3-13-2 Big Ten) and Gophers (22-10-2, 13-5-0-0) are eager to build some momentum and get their games at the highest level possible going into the upcoming Big Ten Tournament.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 weeks ago

Propelled by a four-goal first period, the Michigan State hockey team topped 13th-ranked Ohio State, 5-4, on Friday night at Value City Arena in Columbus. Cody Milan led the Spartans with a career-high three points, while Logan Lambdin had a season-high two goals. John Lethemon made 26 saves in net for the Spartans.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 weeks ago

The “Senior Episode” of Spartan Hockey All-Access details the guys that make up this year’s graduating class and highlights their time in East Lansing.

3 weeks ago

With four games remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, the MSU hockey team will conclude their season series with No. 13 Ohio State this weekend. The weekend marks the second series of the season between the two teams in the last three weeks.

Source: The State News

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