Michigan State is hoping to end a six-game losing streak to its in-state rival. The Wolverines lead the rivalry series 176-138-24.
With a first-year head coach and 12 new faces on the roster – half being freshmen – this series reminded the Spartans and their fans that rebuilding a program doesn’t happen overnight.
The Spartans will have a chance to bounce back as they face No. 5 Michigan in a home-and-home series next Friday and Saturday.
Michigan State jumped up three spots to No. 13 and will face No. 4 Minnesota in a battle for first place in the Big Ten at Munn Ice Arena on Friday and Saturday.
Ohio State AD Gene Smith said late Tuesday night that Kamil Sadlocha has been sent home and will not be allowed to practice or compete indefinitely.
"I just hope that one day hockey is accepted enough for kids like me to grow up, and they don't have to go through the same struggles that I went through and they don't have to deal with the same negativity that defers a lot of young African Americans and minorities from playing hockey and honestly loving the game,” Joshua said.
MSU senior forward Jagger Joshua took to social media Monday evening stating he was called racial slurs "multiple times" by an Ohio State player two weekends ago.
Michigan State was one minute away from extending its point streak to six but a Penn State goal with 56 seconds to play spelled MSU with a loss.
No. 17 Michigan State looks to build on its four-game win streak as it takes on No. 6 Penn State on the road.