3 weeks ago

Michigan State hockey sits at No. 17 in this week’s USCHO.com poll, the first top 20 ranking for the team since February 2020. MSU is also No. 10 in the men’s hockey Division I PairWise rankings. The rankings come after two back-to-back sweeps for the Spartans, most recently over then-No. 10 Ohio State at home last Thursday and Friday. The Buckeyes dropped two spots in the poll to No. 12 after the losses.

Source: State News

3 weeks ago

Michigan State won its fourth straight game and remained undefeated in five straight with a 4-3 victory over No. 10/11 Ohio State on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans (8-3-1, 4-1-1 B1G) have compiled 14 points thus far in Big Ten play – one point shy of its 2021-22 point total in conference action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 weeks ago

Michigan State got the game-winning goal from Daniel Russell with under four minutes remaining and an impressive 32-save performance from Dylan St. Cyr as MSU upended No. 10/11 Ohio State, 4-2 on Thursday night at Munn Ice Arena.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 weeks ago

Michigan State earned a series sweep of Big Ten foe Wisconsin with a 5-1 victory on Saturday behind 44 saves from Dylan St. Cyr and five different goal scorers. The Spartans (6-3-1, 2-1-1 Big Ten) were outshot by a 45-26 margin, but the play of St. Cyr was exceptional throughout the series. He stopped 88 of 89 shots on the weekend and picked up his 11th career shutout on Friday.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 weeks ago

Michigan State earned its first Big Ten win of the season on Friday, recording a 5-0 shutout of visiting Wisconsin. Michigan State (5-3-1, 1-1-1 Big Ten) got four goals from Erik Middendorf and a 44-save shutout from Dylan St. Cyr.

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4 weeks ago

Michigan State hockey returns to Munn Ice Arena this weekend for the first home conference series versus Wisconsin (2-6-0), following a 5-0 loss and 1-1 tie to Notre Dame. MSU struggled against the Fighting Irish Friday night, failing to put any points on the board. The closest shot at a goal came from freshman forward Karsen Dorwart, but the puck hit the post and ultimately missed the net.

Source: The State News

1 month ago

Michigan State returns to Munn Ice Arena for a four-game homestand, beginning with a series against Wisconsin. The teams have an incredibly slim margin in the all-time meetings of the teams, as the Badgers have a one-game edge (62-61-4). MSU owns a 33-22-2 mark all-time in games played in East Lansing, but have played just two of the last 10 games at Munn Arena. The teams each swept in their home venues last season, with identical scores (3-2, 5-2).

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago
1 month ago

Michigan State earned a hard-fought tie on the road Saturday evening, skating to a 1-1 tie through regulation at Notre Dame. The Spartans picked up the extra point in the Big Ten standings when both Tanner Kelly and Karsen Dorwart scored in the shootout and Dylan St. Cyr made saves on two of the three shots he faced.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Michigan State suffered a 5-0 loss to No. 12 Notre Dame on the road on Friday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. The Spartans were down 2-0 after the first period on a pair of odd-man rushes and 3-0 after two, matching its largest deficit of the season. However, there was no third-period magic to be found on Friday night for MSU, which was outshot in the third period by a 14-8 margin and 33-30 edge overall in the game.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Michigan State gets its first taste of a road series this weekend when it heads west to Notre Dame for the Big Ten openers for both teams. The Spartans lead Notre Dame in the all-time meetings by a 66-56-15 margin, and the Irish hold a 31-26-10 mark in games played in South Bend. The webstream will be on NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Spartan senior winger Jagger Joshua (Dearborn, Mich.) has been named the Big Ten Third Star of the Week. Joshua helped lead his squad to a home sweep of Long Island University last weekend (3-1, 8-4). He contributed four points on the weekend, which included his first career hat trick in Saturday’s offensive parade. Joshua had eight points last season (2-6–8), and is halfway to that total in his senior campaign.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Michigan State men’s ice hockey began the 2022-2023 season with a new head coach in Adam Nightingale and a new regime. Meanwhile, the Big Ten looks very strong this year. Minnesota and Michigan have teams of all-stars; Notre Dame looks to compete with both of those. For Michigan State, it’s uncertain if the program will rise above Notre Dame or Ohio State. Wisconsin, Penn State and MSU were all at the bottom of the Big Ten last season. Minnesota is hoping to defend its Big Ten crown.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

Michigan State exploded for eight goals from five different players on Saturday night to earn a weekend sweep of visiting Long Island University, 8-4. Senior Jagger Joshua had his first career hat trick and Nash Nienhuis scored twice to propel MSU to the weekend sweep and a 4-2 overall record as they turn attention to Big Ten play next week, which starts at Notre Dame.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Michigan State had a trio of first-time goal scorers on the year and limited visiting Long Island University to 15 shots on goal in a 3-1 victory on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Michigan State hosts Long Island University on Friday and Saturday for a pair of non-conference games. LIU is in its third season playing Division I hockey, launching its program in the 2020-21 campaign. Brett Riley was named the inaugural coach of the Sharks in May 2020, and has guided his program to a 14-33-4 mark over the first two-plus seasons. This will be the first-ever series between MSU and LIU.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

When Head Coach Adam Nightingale was hired earlier this year, the first addition to his staff was Associate Head Coach Jared DeMichiel. When Nightingale first reached out, DeMichiel was not the most informed about him or MSU, but as he researched more and more he realized that East Lansing was the place to be.

Source: The State News

2 months ago
2 months ago

Michigan State nearly came all the way back from a 3-0 second-period deficit, scoring twice in the third period and putting forth a flurry of shots in the final minute but fell, 3-2, to No. 16 UMass-Lowell and split the weekend series.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 months ago

Tanner Kelly converted a penalty shot midway through the third period to break a 3-3 tie and the Spartans skated to a 4-3 victory over No. 16/16 UMass-Lowell on Thursday night at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans (2-1-0) earned their first win over a ranked team this season after splitting with Bowling Green last week, a team which was receiving votes in both national polls.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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