The Michigan State hockey team fell to Wisconsin 3-0 on Saturday night at the Kohl Center in Madison. Michigan State (6-9-1, 2-5-1-1) goaltender John Lethemon kept the Spartans within striking distance all night, making stops on several quality Badger chances and finishing with a season-high 40 saves – one shy of tying a career high.
The Michigan State hockey team dug out of an early hole on Friday night in Madison, but it wasn’t enough as Wisconsin broke a 3-3 tie with two third-period goals to down the Spartans, 5-3. Trailing 3-0 in the second, the Spartans (6-8-1, 2-4-1-1) scored three straight to knot the game, but Wisconsin (7-7-3, 3-3-3-1) got the only goals of the third period, including the game-winner by Peter Tischke with 11:19 to play.
Brody Stevens enjoyed one of his best weekends as a Michigan State hockey player last Friday and Saturday, but he’s not looking back. The sophomore right wing is eager to have more memorable moments this weekend in a Big Ten series at Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. Stevens would love to score a goal, set up a goal or make a big hit, but mostly he wants to contribute to a pair of victories over the Badgers and keep his team on a roll.
The Spartans are 2-0-1 over their last three games and head to Wisconsin to play their final conference series before Christmas … The Spartans are tied for fifth place in the Big Ten with eight points at 2-3-1-1, while the Badgers are tied for third with 10 points at 2-3-3-1.
Michigan State freshman goaltender Drew DeRidder has been named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week, it was announced by conference office on Tuesday. DeRidder backstopped the Spartans to a win and then a tie and shootout win vs. Michigan this past weekend.
Hockey squares off against the University of Michigan, Women’s Basketball travels to Cancun, Mexico to play in the Cancun Challenge, Sophomore Xavier Tillman and Junior Nick Ward discuss changes they made as they figure to get ready for Basketball season and Men’s Basketball defeats Rutgers.
After a victory in the series opener on Friday, the Michigan State hockey team played No. 14 Michigan to a 1-1 tie on Saturday night at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor. The Spartans (6-7-1, 2-3-1-1) claimed the extra point on Saturday however by winning the shootout to take five of six points on the weekend from the Wolverines (6-7-3, 2-3-3-1).
It wasn’t Michigan State’s best game of the season. But it was the Spartans’ most exciting and satisfying contest, one filled with swings in play, lead changes, and one with happy ending for the home team.
Freshman goaltender Drew DeRidder made 43 saves and Mitchell Lewandowski’s goal 9:44 into the third period broke a tie game to give the Michigan State hockey team a 4-3 victory over No. 14 Michigan on Friday night at a sold out Munn Ice Arena. Junior Taro Hirose assisted on each of the Spartans’ final three goals for his second straight three-point game.
For the Michigan State hockey team, it’s finally Michigan Week. For Michigan hockey, it’s finally Michigan State Week. And here’s what you’ll be hearing in the days, hours, minutes and seconds leading up to the first two meetings of the season between the Spartans and Wolverines: “We don’t like them, they don’t like us. It’ll be emotional, intense and there will be some chirping. It’s a great atmosphere and there’s always something going on. It’ll be great. We love it.”
Michigan State and Michigan will meet for the first time this season in a home-and-home series – Friday at Munn Ice Arena (7 p.m.) and Saturday at Yost Ice Arena (7:30 p.m.). Michigan State-Michigan is college hockey’s most-played rivalry as the two teams have met 319 times, which is four more than the next closest rivalry (Denver and Colorado College).
Michigan State junior forward Taro Hirose has been named the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Hirose had four points last weekend in a series split at Minnesota, which included his fourth three-point game of the season in the Spartans’ 4-2 win.
Two losses to defending Big Ten champion Notre Dame, even if they were almost both a pair of one-goal losses, wasn’t good enough. It’s already been over a year since Danton Cole took over the Spartans and a couple of one-goal losses won’t cut it anymore. Even if the opponent was Notre Dame.
Source: College Hockey News
We spoke to Michigan State coach Danton Cole prior to his team’s two losses at Arizona State last weekend. The Spartans are 4-4, and start Big Ten play this weekend with two games against Notre Dame in East Lansing.
Source: College Hockey News
The Michigan State hockey team scored four unanswered goals to erase a 2-0 deficit and defeat Minnesota, 4-2, on Saturday night at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Taro Hirose scored and had two assists, including setting up both the tying and game-winning goals. Freshman goaltender Drew DeRidder made 28 saves to notch his first collegiate win.
Three first-period goals, including two in a 25-second span, were too much to overcome for the Michigan State hockey team on Friday night as the Spartans fell to Minnesota, 7-2, in Minneapolis. Mitchell Lewandowski scored and had an assist for the Spartans (4-7, 0-3 B1G).
Michigan State is a team still searching for its identity. So is Minnesota. The Spartans are going through a tough stretch with losses in its last five games. So are the Gophers, who have lost five of their last seven.
Michigan State travels to Minnesota for Thanksgiving weekend to meet the Gophers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. ET both nights. It will be the second conference series for both teams as the Spartans started league play last weekend, falling twice to No. 8 Notre Dame, while Minnesota split its Big Ten opening set at Wisconsin, Nov. 9-10.
So much has been said about 2018 being a horrendous year in Michigan State Spartans athletics online, through social media, and on fan message boards. However, if we look at what has happened in 2018, fans should be thankful for all of the accomplishments and victories that Michigan State has earned this calendar year as opposed to their losses and shortcomings.
Source: Spartan Avenue
The Michigan State hockey team dropped its second of two weekend games with Notre Dame on Saturday night at Munn Ice Arena, falling to the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish, 2-1. Patrick Khodorenko scored his second goal in as many games for the Spartans (4-6, 0-2 B1G).