Big Ten Men’s Hockey Schedule Announced
The Big Ten announced this year’s men’s hockey conference schedule today, beginning December 1 and culminating in the Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament in March.
Penn State will host Michigan on December 1 and 2 for the first Big Ten matchup of the year, the Nittany Lions’ only conference series in 2016 and the only Big Ten game scheduled for a Thursday before the tournament. The Nittany Lions will then travel to Ohio State for games on January 6 and 7 to mark the beginning of 2017 before spring semester classes begin.
Michigan State will travel to face Penn State on January 13 and 14, followed by Ohio State on January 20 and 21.
Three-time defending Big Ten Champion Minnesota will host Penn State on February 3 and 4. The Nittany Lions will travel to Wisconsin the following weekend for games on February 10 and 11 before hosting Minnesota for a second series matchup on February 17 and 18.
Penn State will conclude the regular conference season by traveling to Michigan State for February 24 and 25, hosting Wisconsin on March 3 and 4, and traveling to Michigan for March 10 and 11.
The conference will conclude the season with the annual Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, March 16-18 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The complete Big Ten Men’s Hockey schedule can be found here.