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In the opening segment of the broadcast of the game the word consistency was uttered multiple times as a key to victory tonight for MSU hockey (8-20-3, 4-10-1-0) and Wisconsin (6-14-7,1-9-3-1). With both teams struggling to string together wins throughout the year it wouldn’t be consistency that ultimately decided the back and forth contest.
Holding tight to a 2-1 lead over Penn State University on Saturday, MSU senior captain and forward Michael Ferrantino made a beautiful play.
Only a week removed from a series split with rival Michigan, MSU hockey (7-20-3, 3-10-1-0) fell to and tied Penn State (18-8-4, 8-5-1-1) in a weekend series at Munn Ice Arena.
For MSU’s hockey program, the healing process for players is in good hands with Dr. Andrew Schorfhaar of the MSU Sports Medicine team.
The Spartans celebrated as if they they had won an NCAA title, piling on top of each other on the boards adjacent to the Spartan bench. But they still had won a trophy: a 50-pound metal trophy called The Iron D. MSU laid claim to the newly inaugurated trophy in the hotly contested Duel in the D matchup.That harrowing effort was followed up with a 4-1 loss at the hands of U-M on Saturday. The Iron D might be the only trophy the MSU hockey team will have to show for their losing season.
In a back-to-back weekend series, a loss the first night usually equals an all out effort to win the next night. And after a much needed 3-2 overtime thriller victory over rival University of Michigan (17-4-4), MSU hockey fell victim to the Wolverines wrath and lost 4-1 at home..
The fate of the most complete effort by this Spartan hockey team (7-18-2) rested on the stick of Michigan’s Dexter Dancs.
MSU hockey lost 2-1 to Ohio State Saturday night. The two teams split the series 1-1, with MSU defeating the Buckeyes 4-2 on Friday. The split is MSU's first time not losing a series since Dec. 11, 2015.
MSU hockey’s season (6-17-2) has been ugly, and it was only fitting it would win for the first time since Dec.
They came with an edge. They came with the fight and drive of team looking to reconcile its thrashing the night before.
MSU hockey (5-16-2) couldn’t keep Minnesota’s (10-10-0) physical offensive at bay as Gopher’s forward Hudson Fasching popped in two goals in route to a 5-2 Minnesota victory Friday night at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
For talented hockey players in Sweden, there is a pretty standard route to making it big. First, they play for junior or youth teams operated by professional clubs. And next, if they are good enough, they advance to the professional level of club play.That wasn’t the case for MSU junior forward Villiam Haag, though, because he packed his bags and moved 4,007 miles and six time zones away from his hometown of Gothenburg.
MSU hockey (5-14-2) was in the game for all of about 10 minutes before five Michigan (12-3-3) goals in a span of 5:40 would boil over into 9-2 Wolverine rout of the Spartans.
For the second straight night MSU hockey (5-13-2) vanquished a late third period lead and lose in overtime with just over a minute to go.
MSU hockey’s (5-12-2) pursuit for its first GLI title since 2009 will have to wait another year. The Spartans let a 2-0 third period lead slip through their grasp, as Michigan Tech (11-6-2) came back for a 3-2 overtime victory.
Junior forward Joe Cox took a jab to the head, a stick to the leg, and three cross checks to the back.
MSU hockey (5-9-2) can celebrate for the first time in over a month after a gutsy come from behind 4-3 victory over Wisconsin (3-7-5) on Saturday at Munn Ice Arena. “We needed to find a way to win and we found a way to win,” head coach Tom Anastos said.
MSU hockey (4-9-2) has more or less swept its past four games under the rug; at least that’s the sentiment from the locker room as it prepares to take on Wisconsin (3-6-5) for a two game series at Munn Ice Arena this weekend.It’s a matchup of two desperate teams as neither has a win in it’s last five games.