6 days ago

The NHL playoffs kicked off last Wednesday and three former Spartan hockey players will look to help their team advance to the second round.

Source: The State News

6 days ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

6 days ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

Former Spartan and current Manitoba Moose forward Mason Appleton was named as the Dudley (Red) Garrett Award winner as the AHL’s outstanding rookie.

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

1 month ago

Mitchell Lewandowski was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was one of three Spartans to receive All-Big Ten honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday, March 13. Sophomore Taro Hirose was voted to the All-Big Ten Second Team, while Lewandowski and senior Carson Gatt earned honorable mention all-conference. Additionally, Lewandowski was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team and was the only unanimous selection on any of the all-conference teams.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

2 months ago

The Michigan State hockey team’s season came to an end on Saturday night in Columbus as Freddy Gerard’s goal 5:53 into sudden death overtime gave sixth-ranked Ohio State a 4-3 win in game two of the best-of-three Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal series.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Michigan State found a way to win one game at Ohio State a month ago. The challenge now is to figure out how to win two games – and extend its season. College hockey’s “Second Season” is here as the Spartans skate into a Big Ten playoff series against the Buckeyes this weekend. MSU, the seventh seed, and OSU, the second seed, meet in a best-of-three series at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and, if necessary, on Sunday, at Value City Arena.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

For the fourth time in five seasons, Michigan State will meet Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament … The best-of-three series will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and, if necessary, Sunday. The Spartans defeated Ohio State, 6-3, in their last meeting on Feb. 3 in Columbus … MSU went 1-3 against OSU this season.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

To kick off the 2017-18 season, the Spartan hockey program decided to make some changes after getting the same results year after year. Under new head coach Danton Cole, the team improved last season’s record by winning five more games to bring its record to 12-19-2. This might not seem too exciting for some, but brings a sense of hope for the coming years.

Source: The State News

2 months ago

Scott, Rob, and Danton recap the Notre Dame series, as well as preview the Big Ten Tournament. Guest are the seniors Dylan Pavelek, Carson Gatt, and Ed Minney.Feb 27, 2018

Source: Spartan Sports Network

2 months ago

Two goals from Mitchell Lewandowski and three points from Jerad Rosburg bolstered Michigan State hockey to a 4-3 upset win over No. 5/3 Notre Dame Saturday night at Notre Dame’s Compton Family Arena. The victory for MSU spoiled what was set up to be a celebratory night for Notre Dame, as it was Irish Senior Night, as well as raising their Big Ten Conference regular-season banner.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Zach Osburn scored two goals for Michigan State, but the Spartans fell at No. 5 Notre Dame, 6-3, Friday night at the Compton Family Ice Arena.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Sophomore goalie John Lethemon has started 28 of his 30 games played this season, going 11-16-2 in those games. The Northville native has a goals allowed average of 2.69 and a 90.8 save percentage.

Source: The State News

2 months ago

Notre Dame has clinched first place in the Big Ten and Michigan State is locked in to finish in seventh. The Irish know they’ve got a first-round bye in the conference playoffs and the Spartans are on track to play Ohio State in a best-of-three first-round series. But for both teams, there’s still much to gain from this weekend’s series between MSU and No. 5-ranked Notre Dame.

Source: Neils Notebook: Spartans Looking to Finish Regular Season Strong at Notre Dame :: Michigan State :: Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

PyeongChang is currently the center of the world, hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics and showcasing some of the best talent the world has to offer. Competing against them is a Spartan.

Source: The State News

2 months ago

The Spartans close the regular season this weekend with a pair of games at No. 5/3 Notre Dame … It’s the Spartans’ first trip to the Compton Family Ice Arena since December 2012.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Scott, Rob, and Danton recap the Penn State series. They also preview the series with Notre Dame. Guest are Spartan alum Dr. Trot Ferguson, and freshman forward Tommy Apap.

Source: Spartan Sports Network

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