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Sweet Sixteen Previews and Open Thread

Four on the women’s side, one on the men’s. Come watch (and laugh) as the Big Ten marches on...

Two Bitter Minnesotans Preview the NCAA Hockey Tournament

In a trend we’re accustomed to, four Big Ten teams entered the NCAA Hockey Tournament, and only one is left.

Notre Dame Officially Joins B1G Hockey

The Fighting Irish will be an affiliate member starting this fall.

B1G 2016 // Resetting Expectations for B1G Hockey

Last Year I looked at how the move to the B1G has impacted Minnesota Hockey. Even a fifth consecutive conference championship could not get the Pride on Ice into the NCAA Tournament this spring. It is time to reset expectations for the B1G.

OTE Hockey // NCAA Tourney Preview & Open Thread

Michigan is the B1G's sole participant in the NCAA Tournament this year. They face off against future conference mate Notre Dame at 5:30 et/4:30 ct. The winner of this game will face the winner of North Dakota & Northeastern.

Notre Dame to B1G Hockey Conference

I had to try really hard to not bury the lead for this article title.

Big Ten Hockey Tournament Championship Recap

Michigan rides a lethal power play to the B1G Tourney Championship. Minnesota had the better play at even strength but couldn't stay out of the box, dooming their season.

B1G Hockey Tourney Championship Open Thread

Minnesota and Michigan will meet for the second straight year in the championship game. Minnesota needs to win or its season is over, flipping the script from last season.

Big Ten Hockey Tournament // Semifinal Recap

Michigan obliterated Penn State for the fifth time this year in the early game. Minnesota overcame Ohio State with 4 third period goals to set up a rematch of last year's championship game.

Big Ten Hockey Tournament Semifinals Preview & Open Thread

Mike Eaves has been let go by Wisconsin after back-to-back terrible seasons. Penn State will take on Michigan in the afternoon game while Ohio State and Minnesota face off in the night cap.

Big Ten Hockey Tournament // Thursday Recap

Penn State took the opening game 5-2, eliminating Wisconsin and setting up a showdown with Michigan in the semifinals. Ohio State survived in overtime against MSU, 4-3. The Buckeyes will take on the Gophers in the semis.

Big Ten Hockey Tourney Thurs Preview & Open Thread

We have two games on tap today. Penn State hosts Wisconsin at 5 et/4 ct and Ohio State hosts Michigan State at 8:30 et/7:30 ct. All games on BTN and BTN2Go.

OTE Hockey // Big Ten Hockey Tourney Preview 2016

The Conference's Auto-Bid is up for grabs with everyone but Michigan needing it to make the NCAAs. Minnesota and Michigan have first round byes. PSU-Wisco and OSU-MSU get things started Thursday.

Face Off Tackle Empire // Weekend Roundup 3/14/16

Minnesota is Golden once more as the Gophers claim their third consecutive B1G Title and their fifth straight conference title. Michigan finished one point out of first and locked up a spot in the NCAAs.

OTE Hockey // Preview & Open Thread Mar 11-12

We've made it to the final weekend of B1G play with something at stake in each of the series. Minnesota look to close out another championship against Wisconsin while Michigan looks to hold off Penn State for the final bye in the B1G Tournament. OSU and MSU face off to determine 4th and 5th, the winner's coach will feel less heart this offseason. UNO and DU have a rematch this weekend in the first round of the NCHC Tournament. The winner of the best of the series moves on to the NCHC semifinals in Minneapolis

Face Off Tackle Empire // Weekend Roundup 3/7/16

The second to last week of Big Ten play was not kind to the teams at the top. Minnesota and Penn State earned splits, but saw their NCAA At-Large hopes dashed. Michigan was swept, but is likely still a lock for the tournament.

OTE Hockey // B1G Tourney Tie Breakers Update

Updated after Friday night's games.

OTE Hockey // Preview and Open Thread Mar 4-6

The second to last weekend in the regular season sees Minnesota travel to MSU, PSU travel to Wisconsin, and Michigan and OSU split a home-and-home. UNO closes out their NCHC season with a series in Denver.

OTE Hockey // B1G Tourney Tie Breaker Scenarios

A complete breakdown of the possible two-team tie-breakers with two weeks to go. Minnesota and Michigan can finish 1st-3rd, Penn State can finish 1st-4th, OSU can finish 3rd-6th, Michigan State and Wisconsin can finish 4th-6th.

Face Off Tackle Empire // Weekend Roundup 3/2/2016

Minnesota held serve while Ohio State vaulted up to 4th. UNO continues its late season slide.

OTE Hockey // Preview and Open Thread Feb 25-27

Three days of hockey this weekend as Minnesota hosts Michigan, Ohio State hosts Wisconsin, and Omaha hosts North Dakota.

Face Off Tackle Empire // Weekend Roundup 2/22/16

This weekend was all about the road warriors as visiting teams went 5-2-0.

OTE Hockey // Preview and Open Thread Feb 19-20

The bottom four are back in action in B1G play with Penn State hosting Ohio State and Wisconsin hosting Michigan State. The Wolverines welcome old conference mate Ferris State to Yost on Friday while UNO hosts St. Cloud State.

Face Off Tackle Empire // Weekend Roundup 2/14/16

The top three teams further separated themselves from the bottom, taking 16 of 18 points this weekend.

OTE Hockey // Preview and Open Thread Feb 12-13

All teams are back in action this weekend!

Face Off Tackle Empire // Weekend Roundup 2/8/2016

Two great series gave us two hard fought splits.

OTE Hockey // Preview & Open Thread Feb 5th & 6th

We kick of the second half of the conference season with two series. Michigan looks to strengthen its case for a number one seed. Minnesota looks to hang on to its chances for an at-large bid while Penn State is looking to stay in the B1G title race.

OTE Hockey // Preview & Open Thread Jan 28th-31st

There's a loaded slate of games this weekend for B1G Hockey fans. Every team is in action with two conference series, two non-cons and UNO playing. Michigan and Penn State will play at MSG on Saturday while the Gophers will see old foes.

Face Off Tackle Empire // Weekend Roundup 1/24/16

Michigan and MSU were off this weekend, each hosting and beating the US U-18 team. Minnesota earned its first road sweep in Madison in a decade, while Penn State and Ohio State split in Columbus. UNO was swept at home by Miami.

OTE Hockey // Preview & Open Thread. Jan 15th-17th

Four games this weekend, Michigan and Michigan State will each play an exhibition against the US National Development Under-18 team. Michigan will host them on Thursday, State on Saturday. Penn State travels to Columbus while Minnesota heads to Madison. UNO hosts Miami OH.

OTE Hockey // Weekend Roundup 1/18/16

We are a little over a third of the way through the conference slate and the teams are starting to slot into place. Minnesota and Penn State completed home sweeps of Michigan State and Wisconsin respectively. Ohio State took two from Michigan at home on Friday while the Wolverines responded with a home win Sunday evening.

OTE Hockey // Preview & Open Thread. Jan 15th-17th

Another full weekend with Michigan and OSU in a home-and-home, Wisconsin going to Penn State, Minnesota hosting Michigan State, and UNO playing a team in the middle of barren wilderness.

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