There are just two weekends left in the B1G hockey regular season and the Michigan State Spartans still have a shot at a regular season title. While winning the conference is a somewhat longshot, getting to the 2 seed and earning a first-round tournament bye is much more possible.
Almost every winter weekend, without fail, East Lansing rivaled Detroit for the Hockeytown crown. Sometimes even surpassed it. Munn Arena was THE place to gather in mid-Michigan in the 1980s and '90s, the warmth of winning on the ice a respite from the frigid temperatures outside. Michigan State hockey put on the most consistent and successful Spartan sporting spectacle year in, year out. Fans practically had to bequeath tickets in their wills to ensure their children could keep their seats.
Last week, Michigan State's challenge was trying to find a way to win at least one game at Minnesota, against one of the best teams in the Big Ten and then tied for first place. Mission accomplished.
With just four games left in the regular season, MSU hockey (14-14-2 overall, 8-6-2 Big Ten) finds itself in contention for its first conference title since the 2000-2001 season. In order to accomplish that feat, the Spartans will almost certainly have to sweep last place Wisconsin (4-22-4 overall, 2-12-2 Big Ten) this weekend at Munn Ice Arena.
After playing six of their last eight games away from home, the Spartans begin the final two weeks of the regular season by hosting Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday at Munn
Scott, Woody and Coach recap the series against Minnesota. They also preview the upcoming series against Wisconsin. Sophmore Forward Thomas Ebbing and Assistant Coach Tom Newton are guests this week.