With the Big Ten announcing the 2021-22 conference schedule today (Aug. 30), the Michigan State hockey schedule for the upcoming season is now complete. The 34-game slate includes 24 conference games with the Spartans playing their first Big Ten contests of the season Oct. 29-30 at Ohio State.
Michigan State hockey’s Austin Kamer, who graduated this spring, has been voted to the 2020-21 Academic All-America® Division I At-Large Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Michigan State hockey program has released its 10-game non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Additionally, the Spartans will play one exhibition game on Oct. 2 when they make the trip to Plymouth to meet the USNTDP U-18 Team at USA Hockey Arena.
The upcoming 56th annual Great Lakes Invitational will be played in a showcase format at Yost Ice Arena and Munn Ice Arena. On Wednesday, Dec. 29, Michigan State will host Western Michigan at Munn Ice Arena, while Michigan will take on Michigan Tech in Ann Arbor. The teams will flip opponents for Thursday, Dec. 30 with Michigan Tech traveling to East Lansing and WMU heading to Michigan.
Twelve members of the Michigan State hockey team were named American Hockey Coaches Association/Krampade Academic All-Stars for 2020-21, it was announced by the organization on Monday (July 19). The Spartans’ list of honorees includes: Pierce Charleson, Powell Connor, Cal Dybicz, Aiden Gallacher, Adam Goodsir, A.J. Hodges, Austin Kamer, Christian Krygier, Mitchell Mattson, Tommy Miller, Nico Müller and Jake Smith.
Michigan State hockey senior Austin Kamer has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Team, it was announced on Thursday, July 8 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Building on the rich tradition of Michigan State ice hockey and expanding on its future, MSU Athletics announced $1.5 million gift to the Munn Ice Arena expansion project from former Spartan Hockey player Gary Harpell and his spouse Joanne Harpell.
Former Spartan hockey player Jeff Petry and the Montreal Canadiens will square off with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, beginning on Monday night. Petry is looking to become the 16th Stanley Cup champion in MSU program history.
Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole announced today (June 1) the addition of two players for the 2021-22 season as forwards Chris Berger and Griffin Loughran have officially joined the Spartan program. Berger and Loughran join the previously signed recruits – Jeremy Davidson (F), David Gucciardi (D), Tanner Kelly (F), Erik Middendorf (F) and Jesse Tucker (F) – bringing the total number of newcomers for 2021-22 to seven.
The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway with several Spartans chasing the most iconic trophy in all of sports. Mason Appleton (Winnipeg Jets), Jeff Petry (Montreal Canadiens), Torey Krug (St. Louis Blues) and Mackenzie MacEachern (St. Louis Blues) will all take part in the playoffs. Behind the bench, Rod Brind’Amour, will lead the Carolina Hurricanes to the playoffs for the third consecutive season.
Michigan State hockey great Ryan Miller played his last NHL game on Sunday, May 9 as the goaltender retired after 796 NHL games. Miller is the winningest American-born goaltender in NHL history with 391 victories.
Michigan State juniors Drew DeRidder and Dennis Cesana have earned All-Big Ten honorable mention, it was announced by the conference office today (March 16). The 2020-21 All-Big Ten honors were selected by the league’s coaches and media. It’s the second straight All-Big Ten honor for Cesana, who was voted to the league’s second team last season. Both DeRidder and Cesana were named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team in 2018-19.
For 55 minutes, Michigan State had not given up a goal and was on the verge of pulling off the biggest upset in the history of the Big Ten Hockey Tournament.
Michigan State saw its season come to an end on Sunday with a tough, 2-1 overtime loss to No. 4/5 Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at Compton Family Ice Arena. The Spartans led 1-0 for a majority of the game, but the Golden Gophers tied it with 4:59 to play in the third period and Sampo Ranta’s goal at 10:35 of the extra session won it for Minnesota.
No. 7 seed Michigan State will meet No. 2 seed Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena … The winner will move on to face either No. 3 seed Michigan or No. 6 seed Ohio State on Monday, March 15 at 8:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
Michigan State hockey and the last name Miller have been intertwined since the mid-1950’s. Stars such as Ryan, Drew, Kip, Butch, Dean, Kevin and Kelly and other members of the Miller family have shone bright for the Spartans over many decades. There is a new Miller on the MSU marquee, senior defenseman and captain Tommy Miller, but in a twist – he is not a familial relation to the other former players.
The Michigan State hockey team dropped a hard-fought regular season finale with No. 5 Wisconsin, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Munn Ice Arena. With the game tied 1-1 heading into the third period, Cole Caufield scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 12:11 to go.
No. 5 Wisconsin scored twice in each of the first two periods and defeated the Michigan State hockey team, 4-0, on Friday at Munn Ice Arena in what is the final series of the regular season.
Five weeks ago, Michigan State played two games at Wisconsin. The first one didn’t go so well. The Badgers dominated, 6-0. The second game was competitive and the Spartans were in it late in the third period. But a 1-1 tie turned into a 4-1 loss, ignited by an untimely penalty which led to two power-play goals. With No. 5-ranked Wisconsin coming to Munn Arena this weekend, Michigan State’s challenge is to find a way to play the offensively powerful Badgers like it did in the “competitive” game” on Jan. 30.