19 hours 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

19 hours 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 days 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

4 days 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

4 days ago

When Mitchell Lewandowski took the ice for Michigan State’s game against Wisconsin, he had played in just eight college games. But in his third Big Ten match, he notched two goals and an assist, factoring in all of Michigan State’s three points. On his first goal, he stole the puck from the defenseman and scored on a quick wrister. Later on in the game, he scored off a one-timer.

Source: College Hockey News

5 days ago

The Michigan State hockey team put together an energetic third-period rally but could not come back to top No. 16 Penn State as the Nittany Lions hung on for a 3-2 win on Saturday at a sold-out Munn Ice Arena.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

6 days ago

6 days ago

The Michigan State hockey team topped No. 16 Penn State, 4-2, on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena in the first of a two game series between the teams this weekend.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

On this week’s episode Jason and Andrew recap last weekend’s series against the Wolverines and break down all the story-lines surrounding it. Later we go “Around the Boards” to check in on the Big Ten and even take a look at recruiting. How will Mitch Eliot’s departure affect the team moving forward? Finally, Andrew breaks down the stats and previews this weekend’s series against Penn State.

Source: Impact Sports

1 week ago

This is a weekly series in which The State News asks an MSU ice hockey player seven questions. This week’s player is sophomore forward Taro Hirose.

Source: The State News

1 week ago

The way things have gone for Carson Gatt this year, you’d have to figure that he’d love to stay another season or two as a Michigan State hockey player. “I wish I had three more years,’’ said Gatt, a senior defenseman and assistant captain who will play his final two home games this weekend against Penn State.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

Michigan State hosts No. 16 Penn State this weekend at Munn Ice Arena in its final home series of the season. The Spartans will recognize their three seniors – Carson Gatt, Ed Minney and Dylan Pavelek – on the ice prior to the start of Saturday’s game

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

Competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will begin this week for Spartans Jim Slater and Brock Radunske. Slater and the United States start play on Wednesday vs. Slovenia, while Radunske and Korea meet the Czech Republic on Thursday. Slater is the ninth different Spartan to represent the United States in the Olympic Games. Additionally, 2018 will mark the fifth consecutive Olympiad in which Team USA’s roster will feature a former Spartan hockey player.
Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

Scott, Rob, and Danton recap the Michigan series. They also preview the upcoming Penn State series. Guest this week is freshman Tommy Miller.

Source: Spartan Sports Network

2 weeks ago

Jim Slater’s Olympic story must be told with his phones, so let’s start with those FaceTime calls. Slater on one end in Switzerland and his young daughter, Wyn, on the other end in East Lansing.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

The Michigan State hockey team fell to No. 19 Michigan, 3-2, on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 19,515 at Little Caesars Arena in the annual “Duel in the D.”

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

Michigan State defenseman Mitch Eliot decided to leave the team earlier in the week to sign with Sarnia of the major junior OHL. The move came with just six games left in the regular season, which only added to Spartans’ head coach Danton Cole’s dismay. “At this point of the season, it would’ve been nice if he wanted to leave to finish,” Cole said. “If you want to leave early in the year, that’s one thing, but six games to go and the Michigan weekend (coming up), it’s an odd time.

Source: College Hockey News

2 weeks ago

The Michigan State hockey team played No. 19 Michigan to a 1-1 tie on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena. Michigan won the shootout, 1-0, to earn the extra point in the Big Ten standings. MSU goaltender John Lethemon finished with 37 saves, while Carson Gatt scored the Spartans’ lone goal.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

Sophomore defenseman Mitch Eliot announced Friday he is departing the Spartans to join the OHL’s Sarnia Sting. “I have chosen to join the Sarnia Sting in hopes of pursuing my interests to play professional hockey one day while being able to combine that with continuing to work towards earning my college degree,” Eliot said in a press release. “The club is having an outstanding season and I am extremely excited to join them down the stretch and into the playoffs.”

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

For Michigan State players, there’s nothing more gut-wrenching, annoying and depressing on the ice than losing a game to Michigan. For Michigan players, a defeat at the hands of the Spartans is also gut-wrenching, annoying and depressing. Spartans hate to lose to Wolverines. Wolverines hate to lose to Spartans.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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