When the final horn blew and the clock struck triple zeroes, the MSU hockey team headed to its locker room again, heads down in a losing effort.
On a chilly Friday, night, MSU hockey was back in action in East Lansing, when the team hosted its home opener against No. 6 University of Denver.
The puck drop between MSU and Lake Superior State University over the weekend signified a new season as the team officially kicked off its 76th season as a program.
When the MSU hockey team kicks off their regular season on Friday, they'll be without a familiar face at the net for the first time since the 2011-2012 season — former first-team All-American, Jake Hildebrand.
The MSU hockey team will kick off their regular season when they travel to the Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. to face off against Lake Superior State University. Last season, the Spartans went 2-1 against the Lakers in their three games.
The MSU hockey team held their annual media day at Munn Ice Arena, where head coach Tom Anastos addressed the media along with his players in attendance. Anastos and his team comes off a disappointing 2015-2016 campaign, where they posted a 10-23-4 record, fifth in the Big Ten.
The MSU hockey team defeated the University of Toronto in an exhibition shootout Sunday afternoon. For much of the game, the Spartans looked to hold the edge, evidenced by their 34-15 shot on goal advantage.
The MSU hockey team started off another season at Munn Ice Arena where they hosted the University of Toronto in an exhibition game, winning it 2-2, in a shootout, 2-1. The Spartans came into the game after finishing fifth in the Big Ten last year and a 10-23-4 overall record.
With hockey season right around the corner, the Big Ten conference announced their preseason coaches' poll, according to a press release. Of the six teams in the conference, MSU came in at sixth after a 10-23-4 record last season.
The MSU hockey team announced Wednesday that alum and two-time All-American, Mike York will be joining the MSU hockey team this season as a student assistant. York played at MSU from 1995-1999 and earned two All-American honors, and went on to spend 10 seasons in the National Hockey League. York is returning to MSU to finish his degree in communication.
This Thursday afternoon, a remembrance ceremony was held in honor of MSU hockey legend Ron Mason, who earlier in the week died at the age of 76.
MSU hockey announced Tuesday evening that visitation and funeral services for former MSU hockey coach and athletic director Ron Mason are open to public.
Nearly two weeks after bowing out of the Big Ten Hockey Tournament to Ohio State in overtime in the quarterfinals a relatively quiet offseason for MSU hockey was offset by the departure of junior forward Mackenzie MacEachern. MacEachern will forego his senior season and last year of NCAA eligibility; signing a two-year entry level contract with the St.