The Michigan State Spartans’ remaining schedule for the second portion of the 2020-2021 season’s Big Ten conference-only hockey schedule was released yesterday. The Spartans will play 10 games in January, followed by seven in February, before making up their road game series at Wisconsin and closing out against Michigan in March.
The full press release from MSU Athletics is below:
EAST LANSING – The Big Ten Conference has released the second portion of the 2020-21 season hockey schedule, it was announced by the league office on Friday, Dec. 18. The second phase of the schedule includes 20 contests for the Spartans, beginning Jan. 3-4 at home against Penn State, for a total of 28 regular-season games in 2020-21. Starting times and TV designations will be announced in the near future.
The Spartans will play 10 games in the month of January in a span of 28 days, beginning at Munn Ice Arena Jan. 3-4 (Sun.-Mon.) vs. Penn State.
Michigan State and Michigan will renew college hockey’s most-played rivalry in a home-and-home series, Jan. 8-9 (Fri.-Sat.), first in Ann Arbor, then in East Lansing the following night. The next weekend, MSU will travel to Penn State, Jan. 15-16 (Fri.-Sat.).
MSU will host Ohio State, Jan. 23-24 (Sat.-Sun.), then close the month with a visit to Wisconsin, Jan. 29-30 (Fri.-Sat.).
Michigan State will play seven games in February, starting with a mid-week trip to Ann Arbor on Feb. 9 (Tue.). The Spartans will then host Arizona State on Feb. 14-15 (Sun.-Mon.).
MSU will travel to Minnesota, Feb. 19-20 (Fri.-Sat.), then return home to play its final five regular season games at Munn.
The Spartans will begin their final homestand against Notre Dame, Feb. 26-27 (Fri.-Sat.), followed by their rescheduled series vs. Wisconsin, March 5-6 (Fri.-Sat.). MSU will end the year against Michigan, March 10 (Wed.).
The 2020-21 schedule will conclude March 18-20, 2021, with the Big Ten Tournament at a site to be determined.
To finish out the first portion of the schedule, though, the Spartans take on Notre Dame tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST and tomorrow at 6 p.m. EST in South Bend on NBC Sports Network.