The Michigan State hockey team fell for the first time this season, coming up short against No. 10 Ohio State, 4-2, on Sunday night in Columbus. After an overtime win by the Spartans (2-1-1, 1-1 B1G) in the series opener, the two teams played another tight game on Sunday.
Michigan State had a solid offensive game on Saturday with 45 shots on goal. The Spartans’ defense was good too, allowing only 20 shots on goalie Drew DeRidder. Special teams had a good night. MSU’s power play was 1-for-5, moved the puck around well, and applied pressure. Penalty-killing units didn’t allow a goal during two full power plays and one brief extra-man situation.
Nicolas Müller’s goal with just over a minute to play in overtime gave the Michigan State hockey team a 3-2 win over No. 10 Ohio State on the road Saturday in its Big Ten opener. Charlie Combs (power play) and Adam Goodsir also scored for MSU as the Spartans (2-0-1) outshot Ohio State, 45-22.
Michigan State opens Big Ten play by heading to Ohio State to meet the Buckeyes on Saturday and Sunday at Value City Arena.
Michigan State junior goaltender Drew DeRidder was named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week, the conference office announced on Wednesday. DeRidder recorded his first career shutout last weekend as the Spartans went 1-0-1 against Arizona State to start the 2020-21 season.
Drew DeRidder’s 30 saves and goals from Mitchell Mattson and Mitchell Lewandowski lifted the Michigan State hockey team past Arizona State, 2-0, on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena.
There was a lot to like about the way Michigan State played in their 2020-21 season opener against Arizona State on Thursday night at Munn Arena. The Spartans got excellent goaltending from junior Drew DeRidder, their penalty-killer units defended very well and, for the most part, MSU played a strong defensive game. But a defensive zone breakdown and a tough bounce in front of the net kept the new-look Spartans from celebrating a victory.
The Michigan State hockey team opened its 2020-21 season on Thursday at Munn Ice Arena by playing to a 1-1 tie with Arizona State. Christian Krygier scored for the Spartans, while ASU’s Chris Grando scored with 4:14 to play in the third period to tie it up.
It’s been eight months and 11 days since Michigan State last played a hockey game. Finally, the Spartans are ready to end the drought and take the ice to start the delayed 2020-21 season with two non-conference games against Arizona State. MSU, which hasn’t played since March 7, and the Sun Devils (0-2) meet at 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday at Munn Arena – about a month-and-a-half later than the Spartans usually start their season.
Michigan State begins its 80th season of hockey by hosting Arizona State Nov. 19-20 at Munn Ice Arena. Under head coach Danton Cole, MSU is 2-1 in season openers, having defeated Northern Michigan in the opening game in each of the last two seasons.
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Spartan hockey head coach Danton Cole met with the media on Monday to preview this week’s series vs. Arizona State on Thursday and Friday at Munn Ice Arena.
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In each of Danton Cole’s three seasons as Michigan State hockey coach, the Spartans’ record has improved from the previous season in Big Ten and non-conference play. Steadily, MSU has gotten better from Cole’s first season – 2017-18 – when the new-look Spartans compiled records of 12-22-2 overall and 6-16-2-1 in the Big Ten, with a seventh-place finish.
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2020-21 Preseason All-Big Ten Teams on Monday, which included a pair of Spartans. Junior defenseman Dennis Cesana was voted to the first team, while senior forward Mitchell Lewandowski was selected to the second team. The Conference’s head coaches selected both the preseason teams and poll.
All I ever wanted to be was a Red Wing. As a boy, that’s what I dreamed of. It was a dream I felt like I could reach out and touch when I was five years old and I was at the Joe Louis Arena for the very first time. I remember the drive to the arena.
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Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole has announced the team captains for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Seniors Tommy Apap and Tommy Miller will serve as captains, while junior Dennis Cesana and senior Mitchell Lewandowski will be assistant captains.
This is Year 4 of Danton Cole’s tenure as head hockey coach at Michigan State, and he’s not ducking the narrative. It’s getting time to take that next step — yes, even in skates.”That’s fair,” Cole said Friday in a Zoom call with reporters, ahead of the season-opening series, Nov. 19-20, at home against Arizona State. “We’ve been able to get a little better each year. Our depth has slowly improved.
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We are two weeks away from puck drop at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, as the Michigan State Spartans will take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. This will be a two-game home stand for MSU playing ASU Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20 before going on the road the following weekend to play Ohio State.
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The Big Ten Conference announced the first half of the 2020-21 hockey schedule today (Thursday, Nov. 5), which will include 10 games for the Spartans prior to the end of December. The full schedule will feature 24 conference games for each team, plus an additional four contests per school against Arizona State University hosted at Big Ten venues. The 2020-21 schedule will conclude March 18-20, 2021, with the Big Ten Tournament.
Former Michigan State hockey player Troy Ferguson always knew his professional career aspirations would likely happen off the ice. Ferguson was an accomplished player, as a significant part of the USA Hockey National Development Team and later the Spartans. But in his heart, he knew his future would soon be in medicine.