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MSU vs DENVER Hockey Preview

Oct 15, 2015 Rob Bennett | View Comments

The Michigan State hockey team (1-0-1) after a successful Ice Breakers Tournament to open the season last week in the Northeast, will take their game out west to Colorado to face off with #5 Denver University.

It will be the first time the Spartan skaters go up against Denver since October 11th 2002. MSU trails the all time series between the two schools 54-16-2.

Last weekend, 11 different Spartans had at least 1 point in two games played. Freshman Defenseman:

Zach Osburn opened his Spartan career with 2 goals and an assist in the tournament earning the BIG TEN number two star of the week.

The injury bug has hit the Spartans early and often this season, Forwards Ryan Keller (lower body) and Dylan Pavelek (cut via a skate blade to leg) are out and will not make the trip with the team.

Senior Captain Forward, Michael Ferrantino (upper body) and Junior Forward Villiam Haag (upper body) as of this writing are questionable.

Despite the injuries Junior Forward and Assistant Captain; Joe Cox feels its the next man up mentality and is confident from what he has seen from the [..]

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Oct 09, 2015 Rob Bennett | View Comments

We are just hours away, from Michigan State Hockey dropping the puck on the 2015-16 season. It begins at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine Friday night.

The Ice Breakers Challenge field is very competitive as four of the major confrences in college hockey are represented. Here is a quick preview of the Field.

The host team, enters the season looking to bounce back from a disappointing season a year ago. Normally a Hockey East power house will look at goaltending and defense to carry the team early on this season, The team will need to find who will step up on the offensive end as two of the team's offensive stallworth's from a year ago in Devin Shore and Ben Hutton who left early to go pro.

A solid group of upperclassmen including Cam Brown and Blaine Byron who could emerge as offensive threats.


LAKE SUPERIOR STATE LAKERS (Western Collegiate Hockey Association)
Head Coach, Damon Witten (Fromer Michigan State Hockey Alum) enters his second season under the helm of the Lakers. As the rebuilding process [..]

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"It was nice to have an opportunity to play, I thought the game got a little better in quality as it went on and we wanted to use this as an evaluation".

The words from Spartan Hockey Head Coach, Tom Anastos after Michigan State's 2-1 exhibition win against the Mustangs of Western Ontario on Sunday afternoon.

It took exactly two minutes into the game, when the Spartans got the crowd at Munn Ice Arena to their feet. Freshman forward Cody Milan introduced himself to the crowd with a goal on a two-on-one break away with teammate Justin Hoomaian.

The Mustangs would find the equalizer on the power play at 8:37 in the period by winger Noah Schwartz.

It would remain tied into the second period. Spartan defenseman Travis Walsh would notch what would turn out to be the game winning goal, on a rebound off an initial shot from the point from Captain Micheal Ferrantino.

Spartan goaltender, Jake Hildebrand would stop 14-of-15 shots in two periods of play until backup Sophomore Ed Minney would come in the 3rd and played very well. The 6'5 200lb Pennsylvania native would especially shine on a breakaway stop [..]

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Let me introduce you to Michigan State's opponent for Sunday's exhibition game at Munn Ice Arena. The Western Ontario Mustangs. A member of the Ontario University Athletics League (OUA) the […]

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Head Coach Tom Anastos discussed playing in Chicago against Michigan at Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. Check out what he said about the big match up!  […]

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We’re hearing an awful lot about the impact that college defensemen are having on the professional game this season.  Hockeytown has been buzzing about the contributions the Red Wings got […]

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A couple of years ago, I was talking with Rob Woodward during the offseason and I told him that I thought Torey Krug would eventually be a great captain for the Spartan Hockey team. He thought about […]

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The playoffs are in full swing and we all know what that means. Yep, Scott’s productivity has gone through the basement floor due to one invention… the Pairwise Predictor.  I could […]

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By Scott MooreWell, well, well!  I guess we can all assume that the powers that be in college hockey are not regular readers of my hockey blog.  Last month I put forward my proposal for how […]

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By Scott MooreSeems like everywhere I go, the number one topic of conversation has been the Big Ten Hockey Conference, and what it will mean to the CCHA.  Nobody seems to think about the WCHA […]

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Two Month Update

May 25, 2011

By Scott MooreIt seems hard to believe that Tom Anastos has been Michigan State's Head Hockey Coach for 2 months now.  When Tom was introduced as the new leader of the hockey program back on […]

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By Scott MooreIt's time for the American Hockey Coaches Association annual meeting down in Naples Florida.  An article by Todd Milewski on USCHO points out that this year, there's a new group […]

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Just one month after his tenure began, Coach Tom Anastos brought back a couple Spartan greats (Photo: MSU Athletic Communications)

By Scott MooreYou know how they always say "wait until the other shoe drops"?  Usually this phrase is full of negative connotations, making the "other shoe" more of an old, […]

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By Scott MooreThe Red Wings, with two former Spartans (Justin Abdelkader and Drew Miller) are taking a well deserved break over the weekend after sweeping the Phoenix Coyotes out of the Stanley Cup […]

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Not exactly the traditional playoff beard for former Spartan Ryan Miller (Courtesy: Yahoo Sports)

Bearded in Buffalo

Apr 21, 2011

by Scott MooreThere's been so much discussion about "playoff beards" over the past few years. Mostly, it's a hockey thing which started on the great Islanders teams in the 80s, but now it […]

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Former Spartan Ryan Miller led the Sabres to a 1-0 victory over Philly (Photo: Getty Images)

Last night turned out to be very good for hockey players who once wore the green and white.  Here in the mitten, of course, we were following the exploits of Justin Abdelkader and Drew Miller as […]

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It's On!

Mar 20, 2011

The Committee has spoken!  The NCAA Hockey Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday morning.  How did I do?  I missed on one key point.  The committee once again valued […]

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Mar 19, 2011

The teams have all been determined, Now all that's left is to figure out where they'll be placed for the NCAA Mens Ice Hockey Tournament 2011.  We call it "Bracketology".  Here's […]

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Time To Breathe....

Dec 14, 2010

The first half of the hockey season is in the can and now we get a few days to rest up, recharge and get ready for that push to the playoffs.What have we learned so far?  Plenty!We’ve […]

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The start of the season is always a time of confliction for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I look forward to the first game as much as anybody.  To me, broadcasting is like caffeine.  […]

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