The first season of Big Ten hockey is coming, and MSU has released its full schedule.
You can see the whole thing by clicking here. Below are some notes.
- MSU plays a team from all six conferences.
- There are 21 home games.
- After opening the season at UMass, MSU hosts UMass-Lowell and Boston U for one game each. Lowell reached the Frozen Four last year
- MSU travels to Michigan Tech for the first time since 1984 for a two-game series.
- B1G play starts with a home series against Minnesota in early December.
- MSU plays Tech again at Comerica Park for the first game of the GLI. Michigan and Western Michigan play in the other semifinal.
- The first Michigan series is late January with a home game and one at The Joe. The other one is early March at Ann Arbor and then at home.
- MSU doesn't face Wisconsin until late January. Two of MSU's final three B1G series are against the Badgers. Could make the #BorderBattle more interesting, or less interesting.
- The B1G Tournament is in St. Paul, Minn.
It's daunting, but MSU should be an improved team, and B1G hockey will be good for the sport.