Big Ten Hockey Update 01 04 19

by | Jan 4, 2019 | Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

• All seven teams take this ice this week, including a pair of conference series and a non-conference series between Wisconsin and No. 8/7 Denver. Six games will be carried on linear networks, with the remaining contests streaming on BTN Plus …
• Saturday’s schedule features a meeting between Notre Dame and Michigan outdoors at Notre Dame Stadium. The Wolverines will take part in their eighth outdoor game in the modern era (post-1960), while the Fighting Irish will play outside for the third time in the modern era …
• Following a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic, the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team advanced to the 2019 World Juniors semifinals. The team, which includes Michigan’s Quinn Hughes and Josh Norris, Penn State’s Evan Barratt and Wisconsin’s K’Andre Miller, will face Russia in the semifinals on Friday. The game is set for 4 p.m. ET at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia …

• Finland also advanced to the 2019 World Juniors semifinals after a 2-1 overtime win against Canada. Penn State’s Aarne Talvitie, Finland’s team captain, will lead the squad on January 4 when they face Switzerland at 9 p.m. ET at Rogers Arena …
• Big Ten teams currently occupy four of the top 25 positions on the national team scoring list. Penn State leads the nation with 5.22 goals per game, followed by Notre Dame in 15th (3.22), Wisconsin in 16th (3.17) and Michigan in 22nd with 3.00 goals per contest …
• Big Ten standouts currently occupy the top three positions on the national points list. Penn State’s Evan Barratt and teammate Alex Limonges share the national lead with 29 points. Michigan State’s Taro Hirose ranks third nationally with 28 points through 18 games and also leads the nation with 21 assists …
• With Notre Dame’s 4-0 victory against Boston College on Dec. 31, Fighting Irish head coach Jeff Jackson earned his 308th career win at Notre Dame to surpass the legendary Lefty Smith (307-320-31) for most coaching wins in Irish hockey history. Jackson improved to 308-182-55 in his 14th season at the helm of the Irish …
• Tickets are on sale for the third annual “Super Saturday – College Hoops & Hockey” doubleheader, which will feature Illinois taking on Maryland in men’s basketball and Michigan facing Penn State in hockey at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The men’s basketball contest will tip off at Noon ET, and the hockey game will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.com), by calling (866) 858-0008 or at MSG.com …
• The Big Ten Conference will follow a new overtime protocol and points system for the 2018-19 season, including the addition of a 3-on-3 overtime period. Any regular season conference game that remains tied after regulation will play the NCAA-mandated five-minute, 5-on-5 sudden-death overtime period. If the game remains tied, the two teams will then play a five-minute, 3-on-3 sudden-death overtime period. If the game is still tied following both overtime periods, then the game will move to a sudden-death shootout …
• Teams will be awarded three points in the conference standings for a win in regulation or the 5-on-5 overtime period. If the game is tied following the 5-on-5 overtime, both teams will receive one point, with a second point being awarded to the team that wins in either the 3-on-3 overtime period or the shootout …

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