Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Josh Jacobs has never played in an outdoor hockey game. That will change this weekend in a 61,500-seat stadium with the skyline of Chicago lit over the top of the stadium up to the north and west. The Michigan State freshman will make his outdoor debut in a pretty special setting: Soldier Field in downtown Chicago. "I think it'll be a great atmosphere. This is pretty exciting,'' said Jacobs, a 6-foot-1, 191-pound defenseman from Shelby Township, just east of Rochester.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  For the second weekend in a row, MSU hockey (10-11-2 overall, 4-3-2-2 Big Ten) will face No. 14 U­-M (15-8 overall, 7-2 Big Ten) in a historic venue. After last weekend’s 2-1 win over U-M last weekend, the Spartans will face the Wolverines for an outdoor game at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday night as part of the Hockey City Classic. The Spartans are currently tied with Penn State for second place in the Big Ten with 16 points, while U-M leads the conference with 21 points.
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Ice Hockey uscho.com —  The Spartans are 2-1-1 in 2015, but Anastos said going back a little farther, to when Minnesota pounded his team 5-0 at home on Dec. 5, provides a look at a turning point in the season. The Spartans tied the Gophers the next night, won the shootout for the extra conference point and went 1-1 at the Great Lakes Invitational the next weekend.
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Ice Hockey spartansportsnetwork.com —  Woody and Coach recap the game at Joe Louis against Michigan and preview the upcoming game at Soldier Field against the Wolverines. Guests include Trainer Dave Carrier, Defenseman Carson Gatt and Coach Jacquie Joseph.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand has been named the Big Ten First Star of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Tuesday, Feb. 3. It is the second straight week Hildebrand has received the league's top weekly honor and third time this season.
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Ice Hockey freep.com —  Michigan State killed off a late Michigan power play and went on to upset No.13-ranked Michigan, 2-1. A shot by Michigan State defensemen Rhett Holland deflected off the stick of MSU forward Matt DeBlouw, then off a skate and in to break a 1-1 tie at 1:58 of the third period. The tie-breaker was DeBlouw's fifth goal of the season and first since Dec. 14.





Role Reversal: Spartans upend Wolverines 2-1 The Only Colors
On December 29 the Michigan Wolverines defeated the Michigan State Spartans 2-1 in the Great Lakes Invitational Championship. That victory spurned Michigan forward into a dominating 5 game winning streak with an amazing 34 goals scored. The Spartans got their revenge at Joe Louis Arena on Friday night, defeating the Wolverines 2-1 in front of a vocal, enthused crowd.

MSU hockey upsets No .13 Michigan 2-1 State News
In front of a sold out crowd at Joe Louis Arena, MSU hockey (10-11-2, 4-3-2-2 Big Ten) defeated in-state rival UM (15-8, 7-2 Big Ten) by a 2-1 score. Sophomore forward Villiam Haag and Junior forward Matt DeBlouw scored for the Spartans, while junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand made 29 saves in the victory. The Wolverines were riding a seven-game winning streak coming into the contest.

Third-period goal lifts MSU over rival UM at JLA Detroit News
Michigan State is eager to be part of the conversation when it comes to a regular season Big Ten conference championship. A 2-1 victory over rival and first place Michigan was a good place to start Friday night at Joe Louis Arena.

Spartans 2, Wolverines 1: Michigan State hockey avenges GLI loss, beats Michigan in Detroit MLive
Same ice, same score, different outcome. Michigan State avenged its 2-1 Great Lakes Invitational loss Friday by beating Michigan, 2-1 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Spartans Take Down No. 13 Michigan, 2-1 MSUSpartans.com
In a tightly-contested game at Joe Louis Arena in front of a sell-out crowd of 20,027, the Michigan State hockey team defeated No. 13 Michigan, 2-1, on Friday night. Matt DeBlouw's redirection of a Rhett Holland shot at 1:58 of the third period turned out to be the game-winner, and pushed Michigan State to a 4-3-2-2 Big Ten record (10-11-2 overall).

Spartans top No. 13 Wolverines at Joe Louis Arena MiHockey
Solid defensive play and strong goaltending from Jake Hildebrand allowed the Spartans to stifle the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines’ potent offense Friday night at Joe Louis Arena.

Hildebrand stops 29 as Michigan State upsets Michigan USHCO
With goals from Villiam Haag and Matt DeBlouw, Michigan State upset No. 13 Michigan, 2-1, in front of a sold out crowd in Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. “I thought we played real hard,” said Michigan State coach Tom Anastos. “I thought we played from the start of the game until the end of the game. With the exception of a key piece in the second period, early in the second period, I liked our game.”

Neil's Notebook: Spartans Beat Wolverines in 2-1 Thriller MSUSpartans.com
he challenge facing Michigan State on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena was monumental. How do you stop the highest-scoring and hottest team in college hockey - Michigan, an offensive juggernaut averaging 6.8 goals in its last five games?
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  Friday night will mark the second time that Michigan State and Michigan will square off in hockey this season and it will be the first time the game will count in the Big Ten standings. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans back on December 29, 2-1 in the Great Lakes Invitational Championship game, in a contest that Wolverines goaltender Steve Racine was great and forward Alex Kile was a human highlight reel.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  The Michigan State Spartans will take on a red hot 13th ranked Michigan Wolverines squad this Saturday night in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. The Wolverines have gone 14-2 in their last 16 games and have not lost a game since Christmas.
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Ice Hockey freep.com —  For different reasons, goaltending has been a major story line this season for the Michigan and Michigan State hockey teams. Both are coming off weekend sweeps — including shutouts in their last game — and meet in the "Duel in the D" at 7:35 tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Michigan State junior stopped 55 of 56 shots in a sweep of Ohio State last weekend to earn Big Ten first star of the week. He has allowed two goals or fewer in five of his last six games. He leads the Big Ten with a 2.41 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage, and his 1,317:55 minutes played are the most in the conference and 11th highest in the country.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  MSU hockey (9-11-2, 3-3-2 Big Ten) will return to Joe Louis Arena on Friday for the first time since December 29th, 2014, when the Spartans lost to UM in the Great Lakes Invitational title game. MSU will face the same opponent this weekend, but it will be a different looking Wolverine team testing the Spartans this time around.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Early in the season, Hildebrand had to fight through some inconsistent weekends. One night, he'd be outstanding, the next game, his level of play over 60 minutes was not up to his high standards. But ever since late November, and especially after the holiday break, Hildebrand has been a force for the Spartans, helping his team to its best stretch of the season.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Friday's game will be the second meeting of 2014-15 and the first of four conference games between the teams this season ... Michigan is 7-1 in the Big Ten and in first place with 21 points, while the Spartans are third with 13 points and a 3-3-2-2 mark in league play ... Michigan defeated MSU, 2-1, in the GLI title game on Dec. 29.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  For MSU hockey (9-11-2 overall, 3-3-2 Big Ten), the penalty kill unit has become one of its biggest strengths throughout the season. Part of it is chemistry comes from junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand, and the majority of it is the Spartans willingness to sacrifice their bodies. MSU leads the Big Ten in penalty kill percentage and places 11th in the country at .870.
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Ice Hockey impact89fm.org —  Its Rivalry Week! Michigan vs. Michigan State is just around the corner and Jason and Brian are anxious to get you all up to date on what will likely be a thrilling series between the Spartans and their much-hated rivals from Ann Arbor.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand was named the Big Ten's First Star of the Week, it was announced Tuesday by the conference office. It is the second time this season Hildebrand has been named the league's first star and the fourth time in his career. It is his sixth-career Big Ten weekly award.
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Ice Hockey spartansportsnetwork.com —  Scott, Rob, And Coach recap the Ohio State series. They also preview the series against Michigan. Guests include Senior Forward Brent Darnell and Baseball Coach Jake Boss Jr.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  The Michigan State Spartans' hockey team was finally able to put a whole weekend together, earning their first sweep of the season over the Ohio State Buckeyes with a 2-0 victory Saturday night. It was a dominating weekend for the Spartans as they controlled play both nights and took advantage of a depleted Ohio State roster to win the weekend 6-1 on goals.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  ichigan State's 2-0 victory over Ohio State on Saturday at Munn Arena may not have been the Spartans' best game of the season. But combined with Friday's 4-1 win in the series opener against the Buckeyes, Saturday's success capped MSU's best and most rewarding weekend of the year. The Spartans' first sweep in more than a year could be just what this team needs to set up a successful run in the Big Ten race.
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