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.”
Source: Detroit Free Press
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
Ryan Miller picked up a milestone win in his first game in two months. Miller, the former Michigan State standout, became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender Sunday night as he made 23 saves in the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.
Source: Detroit News
A night after topping No. 17 Penn State, 5-3, the Michigan State hockey team fell to the Nittany Lions by the same score on Saturday at Munn Ice Arena. Trailing 4-2 in the third period, the Spartans made it a one-goal game with 5:55 to go, but couldn’t get the tying goal in what was the regular season home finale.
The Michigan State hockey team got goals from five different players in a 5-3 victory over No. 17 Penn State on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans (11-15-5, 7-10-4-2) never trailed and grabbed hold of the game by breaking a 1-1 tie with four consecutive goals, three of which came in the second period.
For Michigan State seniors Zach Osburn, Brennan Sanford, and Cody Milan, Friday’s and Saturday’s games against Penn State could be their last at Munn Arena. However, with a lot of help from their teammates, there’s a way for the three seniors to play again at Munn Arena after Saturday’s Senior Night game against the Nittany Lions.
Michigan State’s offense is ranked 30th in goals per game. But what goals per game doesn’t show is that the Spartans house one of the top lines in college hockey, including Taro Hirose, the Hobey Baker nominee who leads the country with 47 points
Source: College Hockey News
Michigan State hosts Penn State in its final regular-season home series of the season this weekend at Munn … With four games remaining, MSU has 24 points and is in sixth place, just four points out of third place as the third through sixth-place teams are separated by a total of just four points.
It’s no secret Michigan State junior Taro Hirose has been one of the best players in college hockey this season. He currently sits atop the leaderboard in both the NCAA’s points and assists columns. The finance major’s vision for the game, and ability to earn points for Michigan State has secured his spot in Spartan program history.