For the second straight year, Taro Hirose was voted the Ron Mason Team MVP and Outstanding Offensive Player. Hirose, who was a First Team All-American, Hobey Baker Award Finalist and the Big Ten Player of the Year, tied for the national lead in points this season with 50. He was also the Big Ten scoring champion with 34 points in 24 league games.
Taro Hirose has been named to the American Hockey Coaches Association/CCM All-America First Team, the organization announced on Friday (April 12). Hirose was one of 25 players named to the AHCA/CCM All-America Teams, which are selected by members of the AHCA.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin April 10 with three former Spartan hockey players in the mix to chase the sport’s ultimate prize. Torey Krug and the Boston Bruins will take on Toronto in round one, while in the Western Conference, the St. Louis-Winnipeg series pits former teammates Mackenzie MacEachern (St. Louis) and Mason Appleton (Winnipeg) against each other.
Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole announced on Tuesday (April 2) the first phase of its recruiting class for the 2019-20 season. Both Nicolas Müller (Arisdorf, Switzerland/Modo Hockey) and Josh Nodler (Oak Park, Mich./Fargo Force) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Spartans for next season.
Taro Hirose has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the Award’s committee announced on Wednesday (March 20). The Hobey Baker Memorial Award is presented annually to the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player.
Taro Hirose has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday (March 19) along with the All-Big Teams. Hirose was the only unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten First Team. Junior Patrick Khodorenko was voted to the All-Big Ten Second Team, while sophomore Mitchell Lewandowski and senior Zach Osburn were both named All-Big Ten honorable mention. Goaltender Drew DeRidder and defenseman Dennis Cesana were both voted to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
Hopefully this game at the legendary Madison Square Garden will go better for Taro Hirose than the last one. Hirose will make his NHL debut Tuesday for the Red Wings, as they face the New York Rangers at MSG. Hirose already has played at the historic arena last season while at Michigan State, as the Spartans played Minnesota in a college hockey showcase. The experience didn’t last long for Hirose, though.
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The former Michigan State standout laced up his skates for the first time with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday at the team’s in-arena practice rink. He signed a two-year, entry-level contract earlier this week. “It was sort of surreal to be out there with guys like (Niklas) Kronwall, guys you’ve grown up watching,” he said after practice. “Definitely a surreal past couple of days. Just happy to be a part of it.”
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Junior forward Taro Hirose has agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contact with the Detroit Red Wings, it was announced by the organization on Tuesday (March 12). He finished his MSU career with 116 points (33g, 83a) in 106 games.
Michigan State beat Michigan to win a share of the Big Ten basketball championship Saturday. Satchmo and DB discuss the victory, preview the Big Ten tournament and look at how the hockey and women’s hoops teams fared this season. They also discuss the B1G’s new hockey tournament and other college sports news of note.
A power-play goal 2:28 into the third period was the only difference between Michigan State and Notre Dame in the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal series between the teams on Friday at Compton Family Ice Arena. Mike O’Leary’s deflection on a shot from the point 2:28 into the third period broke the stalemate and gave the second-seeded Fighting Irish a 1-0 win and a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-three series.
Michigan State will meet No. 16/15 Notre Dame on the road in the best-of-three quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament this weekend … The teams will play on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and, if necessary, 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The Spartan Hockey team travels to Columbus, go beyond the benches with Director of Hockey Operations, Brad Fast and travel the world in an emotional story with Men’s Tennis’ Ivan Rakic.
The Michigan State hockey team defeated seventh-ranked Ohio State, 3-2, on Saturday in Columbus in the final game of the regular season.
The Michigan State hockey team dropped the first of a two game series with No. 7 Ohio State, 5-1, on Friday night at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With the game tied 1-1 past the midway point of the second period, OSU scored four unanswered goals.
Khodorenko has been overshadowed a bit by Hirose and his consistent wizardry, but he’s also put up great numbers, improved his game in all areas, and has emerged as a standout power forward. And like his linemates, he’s scored some jaw-dropping goals.
Michigan State heads into the final weekend of the regular season by visiting No. 7 Ohio State on Friday and Saturday in Columbus … OSU clinched the regular season league title last weekend, while the Spartans enter the weekend in seventh place – one point out of sixth place and five points out of fifth place.
Both Women’s Basketball and Men’s Basketball take on Michigan, dive into the “KHL Line” with MSU Hockey, and take a trip to Atlanta with MSU Softball.
Matt Mcquaid talks about his time at MSU while the team takes on both Wisconsin and Ohio State. Zach Osburn from MSU Hockey talks senior night and his class. Women’s Basketball takes on Indiana.
MSU hockey coach Danton Cole talked Monday about a random night out in East Lansing in 1995, when he ran into Hootie & The Blowfish and Tiger Woods.
Source: Detroit News