• All seven schools will be in action this weekend, including three teams hosting non-conference series on home ice. No. 12/12 Michigan and No. 1/1 Notre Dame will both host a Friday-Saturday series on home ice, with the Wolverines welcoming St. Lawrence and the Fighting Irish hosting No. 3/2 Minnesota Duluth. No. 14/13 Wisconsin will host Michigan Tech, while No. 4/4 Ohio State will face No. 15/- Bowling Green in a home-and-home series. The Buckeyes will welcome the Falcons on Friday before visiting them on Saturday. No. 10/9 Penn State hosts a top-15 contest on Friday against No. 13/14 Princeton, Michigan State travels to No. 8/8 Cornell for a Friday-Saturday series and No. 5/5 Minnesota takes on No. 17/- North Dakota in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game on Saturday in Las Vegas…

 

  • Six Big Ten teams appear in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Notre Dame claimed the top spot in both polls. The Fighting Irish garnered 28 of 50 first place votes in USCHO and 17 of 34 first place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine rankings. Ohio State follows at No. 4/4, Minnesota checks in at No. 5/5, Penn State comes in at No. 10/9, Michigan is No. 12/12, while Wisconsin rounds out the list at No. 14/13…

 

  • Since the 2013-14 season, six Big Ten schools (Michigan, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin) have been ranked in the top five of both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Those six teams have combined to be ranked in the top five of both polls a total of 107 times, with at least one top-five team in 80 out of 130 weeks…

 

  • Notre Dame’s Bobby Nardella paces the country and all conference players with 10 points through four games, while teammate Cal Burke and Wisconsin’s Sean Dhooghe share the national lead in goals with five each…

 

  • Big Ten teams currently occupy five of the top 10 positions on the national team scoring list. Notre Dame and Penn State tie for second nationally with 5.25 goals per game, followed by Wisconsin in fourth (4.75 goals per game), and Michigan and Minnesota in 10th with 4.00 goals per contest…

 

  • Three active Big Ten coaches have amassed at least 200 wins in their careers, led by one who has more than 400 career victories. Notre Dame’s Jeff Jackson is the conference’s active wins leader with 481 career victories. He is followed by Penn State’s Guy Gadowsky (280) and Bob Motzko (277). Jackson currently ranks fourth among active Division I coaches in career victories, while Gadowsky and Motzko rank 17th and 18th, respectively…

 

  • The 2018-19 Big Ten hockey season will feature an extensive slate of television coverage, with at least 55 total games. The lineup is highlighted by a package of 23 national broadcasts to be carried on BTN, two broadcasts on ESPNU and the first college hockey game on FS1. An additional 37 games will be carried on FOX Sports Regional Networks and NBCSN…

 

  • Every game televised by BTN and FOX Sports Regional Networks can be streamed nationwide via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go, BTN’s digital extension. All games televised on an ESPN network will also be available to stream on the ESPN App…