7/7 Michigan State completed a weekend sweep of No. 20 Notre Dame, earning a 2-1 lead over the Irish on Saturday evening at Munn Ice Arena. With the win, MSU finishes the first semester with a 12-4-2 overall record and 7-1-2 mark in Big Ten play, while earning its third sweep of a conference series.
No 7/7 Michigan State unleashed a 56-shot barrage in a 5-2 home victory over No. 20/20 Notre Dame at home on Friday night. The Spartans (11-4-2, 6-1-2 B1G) remained unbeaten at home (8-0-1) in earning its sixth league victory, and remains atop the Big Ten standings behind a goal and an assist from three players
Coming off of a bye week, the Spartan hockey team is ready to head back onto the ice and take on Notre Dame before the holiday break and hopefully add another home sweep onto its record. Despite not playing this week, the team moved up one spot in the USCHO polls to No. 7 but stayed the same in the USA Hockey polls at No. 7.
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Michigan State gets back to work after a bye weekend, and will host Notre Dame for two games at Munn Ice Arena. MSU holds a 70-58-16 record in the series between the two schools, and is 39-23-5 against the Irish in games played at Munn.
The United States has invited three players to its WJC selection camp: Goaltender Trey Augustine (South Lyon, Mich.), forward Isaac Howard (Hudson, Wis.) and defenseman Patrick Geary (Buffalo, NY). Defenseman Maxim Štrbák (Košice, Slovakia) is a WJC veteran for Slovakia, while Tommi Männistö (Riihimäki, Finland) skated in the World Junior Showcase for his native country in Ann Arbor in August and is a candidate for Team Finland. Team USA’s selection camp will be held in Ann Arbor from Dec. 14-16.
No 7/7 Michigan State suffered its first loss in Big Ten play on Sunday, falling 6-5 in overtime at No. 8/8 Minnesota. The two teams battled through a 3-3 tie on Friday with MSU taking the extra point in the shootout, and served up another epic battle with the Gophers on Sunday afternoon.
No 7/7 Michigan State three times battled back from one-goal deficits and got a career-best 44 saves from freshman goalie Trey Augustine as it skated to a tie at No. 8/8 Minnesota on Friday and picked up the extra point in the Big Ten standings with a victory in the shootout.
No. 7/7 Michigan State heads on the road this Thanksgiving week, taking on No. 8/8 Minnesota at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers own a considerable lead in the all-time series, posting a 134-50-16 record against the Spartans all-time and has won 14 straight. Minnesota was the only team in the Big Ten which MSU did not beat in 2022-23.
Freshman netminder Trey Augustine (South Lyon, Mich.) has been named the Big Ten First Star of the Week, as announced by the Conference office on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Augustine stopped 60 of 64 shots he faced in a sweep of No. 1 Wisconsin at Munn Ice Arena. He made 32 saves in Friday’s 4-2 win, and then 28 in the Saturday clincher to give MSU its first win over a No. 1-ranked squad since October of 2009 (vs. Miami, 3-2 in OT).
No 11 Michigan State completed its sweep of No. 1 Wisconsin on Saturday with a 3-2 victory in front of a raucous sellout crowd at Mason Rink. The Spartans (10-3-1, 5-0-1 B1G) move to the top of the Big Ten standings at the completion of the third week of Big Ten play. MSU is the first team in the country to get to double-digit wins this season.
No 11 Michigan State earned a convincing 4-2 win over top-ranked Wisconsin on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena. MSU defeated a No. 1 team for the first time since Oct. 24, 2009, a 3-2 overtime win at Miami. The Spartans improve to 4-0-1 in Big Ten play and 9-3-1 overall
No 11 Michigan State finished off a home series against No 17/16 Penn State with a 5-3 victory. Gavin O’Connell had two goals, while Artyom Levshunov and Tanner Kelly each had a goal and an assist. In the victory. MSU improved to 8-3-1, 3-0-1 in Big Ten play, taking four out of a possible six points from the Nittany Lions.
No 11 Michigan State skated to a 3-3 tie with No. 17/16 Penn State on Friday at Munn Ice Arena, opening a four-game homestand. The Nittany Lions took the extra point in the Big Ten standings and are now 0-0-3 in Big Ten play and 5-2-3 overall. MSU is now 7-3-1, 2-0-1 in Conference action.
No. 11/11 Michigan State opens a four-game Big Ten homestand with a pair of games against No. 17/16 Penn State. MSU is 14-20-4 all-time against the newest program in the B1G, which includes a 10-9-1 mark at Munn Ice Arena. MSU went 2-1-1 against Penn State last season and won the shootout for the extra point in the tie.
Michigan State forward Gavin O’Connell (Plymouth, Minn.) has been named the Big Ten First Star of the Week, as announced by the Conference office. O’Connell, one of two freshmen to play every game for MSU this season, had a pair of two-goal games in Michigan State’s series at No. 13 Ohio State last weekend to open Big Ten play. Seven of MSU’s 12 goals against the Buckeyes came from freshmen, led by O’Connell’s four.
No 12 Michigan State earned its first road sweep in conference play since 2016 with a 6-4 win at Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans (7-3, 2-0 B1G) got two goals from Gavin O’Connell and four other players had multiple-point efforts as the team opened Big Ten play with the series sweep of the No. 13 Buckeyes.
Freshman goaltender Trey Augustine stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout and classmate Gavin O’Connell scored a pair of goals to lead the Michigan State hockey team to a 6-0 win over Ohio State in the Spartans’ Big Ten opener on Friday night.
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For the second straight November, Michigan State hockey will do its part to put a spotlight on cancer awareness and honor those who have been affected by the disease. The “Spartans Full Strength” initiative begins on Nov. 1.
Michigan State puts a month of non-conference action in the rear-view window and opens Big Ten play at Ohio State. Michigan State is 96-56-13 all-time in the Ohio State series, and 42-27-6 against the Buckeyes in Columbus. Ohio State is 3-1-3 on the season, and 0-1-1 in B1G play.