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Big Ten Hockey Preseason Honors & Poll

Big Ten Hockey Preseason Honors

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2020-21 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, the conference announced on Monday. The coaches also selected Preseason All-Big Ten teams, highlighted by a pair of 2019-20 individual award winners.

Michigan was selected second in the preseason poll, with Notre Dame and Ohio State tying for third, Wisconsin taking fifth, Michigan State placing sixth and defending Big Ten Champion Penn State rounding out the poll in seventh.

The Preseason All-Big Ten teams are comprised of six players on each team: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender. All seven schools were represented on the Preseason All-Big Ten teams, led by Michigan and Minnesota with four honorees each. Thirteen standouts who earned All-Big Ten accolades last season are featured on the preseason teams, including 2020 Big Ten Goaltender of the Year Strauss Mann from Michigan and Wisconsin’s Cole Caufield, the 2020 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Scoring Champion.  

The list also includes eight students who were Academic All-Big Ten honorees last season in Michigan’s Mann, Michigan State’s Dennis Cesana, Minnesota’s Sammy Walker, Notre Dame’s Matt Hellickson and Spencer Stastney, Ohio State’s Quinn Preston and Gustaf Westlund, and Penn State’s Alex Limoges.

2020-21 Preseason All-Big Ten Hockey Team
(Michigan & Michigan State Nominees)

FIRST TEAM            

Cameron York, D, MICH

Dennis Cesana, D, MSU

Strauss Mann, G, MICH

SECOND TEAM

Johnny Beecher, F, MICH

Mitch Lewandowski, F, MSU

HONORABLE MENTION

Owen Power, D, MICH

2020-21 BIG TEN PRESEASON POLL

Michigan comes into the season ranked at #2 in the Big 10 and Michigan State is ranked 7th.

2020 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Coverage on BTN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2020

Semifinals and championship game to air live on BTN and the FOX Sports app

CHICAGO, Ill. – With the bracket set for the 2020 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, BTN today announced its coverage plans for the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game taking place over the next three weeks.

This weekend, Ohio State, Michigan and Minnesota will have home ice for three best-of-three quarterfinal series. The Golden Gophers will host Notre Dame with Friday and Sunday’s coverage appearing on FS2 and the FOX Sports app (if FS2 is included in your cable package), while Saturday night’s game will be on Fox Sports North Plus and BTN+. All quarterfinal games between Ohio State and Wisconsin, as well as Michigan and Michigan State, will be streamed live on BTN+.

Top-seeded Penn State earned a bye into the single-elimination semifinals, scheduled for March 14-15. Times are yet to be determined, however the highest-seeded team advancing from the quarterfinals will host the second-highest advancing seed, while the lowest-seeded advancing team will play at Penn State. Both semifinal games will be televised live on BTN and the FOX Sports app.

The championship game will take place on either March 21 or 22, once again airing live on BTN and the FOX Sports app.

2020 BIG TEN HOCKEY TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS
March 6-8 | Best-of-three series 
#7 WISCONSIN AT #2 OHIO STATE
Game 1:  Friday, March 6 – 7 p.m. ET – BTN+
Game 2:  Saturday, March 7 – 7 p.m. ET – BTN+
Game 3 (if necessarySunday, March 8  – 7 p.m. ET) – BTN+

 #6 MICHIGAN STATE AT #3 MICHIGAN
Game 1:  Friday, March 6 – 7 p.m. ET – BTN+
Game 2:  Saturday, March 7 – 7 p.m. ET – BTN+
Game 3 (if necessary)Sunday, March 8  – 5 p.m. ET– BTN+

#5 NOTRE DAME AT #4 MINNESOTA 
Game 1:  Friday, March 6 – 8 p.m. ET – FS2 and the FOX Sports app
Game 2:  Saturday, March 7 – 8 p.m. ET – FOX Sports North PLUS and BTN+
Game 3 (if necessary)Sunday, March 8 – 7 p.m. ET – FS2 and theFOX Sports app

SEMIFINAL COVERAGE
March 14-15 – Timing TBD – BTN and the FOX Sports app

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME COVERAGE
March 21 or 22 – Timing TBD – BTN and the FOX Sports app

Western Michigan Hockey Dominates Colorado College for Second Straight Night

The weather outside was frightful. Vehicles were piling into ditches, snow was piling into large drifts and the Western Michigan Broncos were piling goals on the scoreboard.

WMU kept things rolling on Saturday night with the second straight victory over the visiting Colorado College Tigers at Lawson Ice Arena.

The Broncos controlled the puck for most of the night and managed to hold the Tigers at bay by forcing quick turnovers when they managed to get things past the Western blue line. The lack of offensive possession gave the Broncos ample opportunity to put the puck on net and led to a 6-2 victory in front of the packed and rowdy home crowd.

No Bronco was more responsible for the night’s scoring spree than senior forward Dawson DiPietro who netted three goals in his first collegiate hat trick. Other goals were scored by Wade Allison (who was also managed 3 assists), Hugh McGing and Brett Van Os. Austin Rueschhoff also aided in the Bronco attack with a pair of assists.

The Broncos improved to 9-9-4 on the season and Colorado College drops to 8-11-1 after their back to back losses in Kalamazoo.

The Broncos take the ice next Friday and Saturday against visiting St. Cloud State University (8-10-4) at Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, MI.