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Whatever sparked MSU’s shooting urge over the weekend, they might need to keep it. MSU (4-3-1) put on another clinic of shooting, skating, and electric plays Saturday, looking like a team finding its stride and exerting confidence in a 7-4 drubbing of New Hampshire (3-4-1).
If MSU (3-3-1) was at all fazed at its 2-3-1 start to the season, they didn’t show it Friday night, as they were able to come away with a 5-0 victory against New Hampshire.
Head coach Tom Anastos opened up his press conference with a smile on Tuesday. His enthusiastic grin expressed his itch to take the ice again. The Spartan team (2-3-1) after battling injuries early on in the season is fresh off a much needed bye week, but the road only gets more daunting from here.
MSU took on former CCHA Conference rival Lake Superior State Thursday night in front of a sparse home opening crowd. However, the A-Team MSU Hockey’s student section was near capacity and they saw the Spartans fall short to the Lakers 4-2. The Spartans fall to 1-3-1 on the season.
The confines of Munn Ice Arena will be a welcome sight for the travel weary Spartan hockey team (1-2-1) that hasn’t played a game at Munn this season other than the exhibition game with Western Ontario on Oct. 4.
With two flicks of the wrist Friday night, Zach Osburn unintentionally set the bar high for himself for the rest of the year.
Not many times is the goalie considered the most recognizable face of a hockey team, but when he is, it’s with great reason.
If there’s any green paint left over from the “green line” experiment, MSU hockey might as well scrawl “NCAA Tourney or Bust” across the walls of the locker room.
Shawn Walsh, former head hockey coach at the University of Maine, looked on from the bench on March 3, 1993 as his Black Bears skated to their first ever national title. Three months and a day later, Walsh would get a chance to celebrate another milestone — the birth of his second son Travis.
Under the trappings and new gimmicks of a newly renovated Munn Ice Arena, MSU Hockey picked up right where they left off last season by defeating Western Ontario 2-1 Sunday evening.
MSU Hockey will take to the ice this season with many familiar faces and a cast of newcomers looking to contribute right away.
MSU Hockey already knows its talent depth, but now two of the team's top returners have garnered some early conference recognition.
On a Friday morning two days before official move in for freshmen, a group of alumni gathered in a familiar spot on MSU’s campus.
MSU Hockey head coach Tom Anastos announced on May 29 that defenseman Josh Jacobs would not be returning for the 2015-2016 season, instead choosing to pursue professional interests elsewhere.
Just one week after Providence won the NCAA championship, MSU hockey head coach Tom Anastos took some time to look back on the Spartans season. Even though MSU’s season ended on a sour note with a loss to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament, Anastos still found plenty of positives.
“I think he’s the most important player on any college hockey team,” senior forward Brent Darnell said.
Teams from across the country competed for the title, but MSU came out on top.
In front of a sold-out crowd of 6,042 at Munn Ice Arena, MSU hockey (15-14-2, 9-6-2-2 Big Ten) picked up an important win with just three games left in the season. The Spartans beat Wisconsin 3-0 on Friday night behind junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand’s fifth shutout of the season.