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  • A quick spin around  Big Ten Hockey for the week!
  • All seven schools will be in action this weekend, including a rematch of the 2018 Big Ten Tournament final to open conference play. No. 7/9 Ohio State will hit the road on Friday and Saturday to take on No. 5/5 Notre Dame, which defeated the Buckeyes 3-2 in overtime to win the 2018 Big Ten Tournament. Saturday night’s contest between the Buckeyes and Fighting Irish will air at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN…

 

  • 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…

 

  • Six Big Ten teams appear in the USCHO.com or the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. Notre Dame paces the conference at No. 5 in both polls. Penn State follows at No. 6/6, Ohio State checks in at No. 7/9, Minnesota comes in at No. 10/8, Michigan is No. 12/13, while Wisconsin rounds out the list at No. 16 in the USCHO.com poll. Michigan State receives votes in both polls, while the Badgers receive votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll…

 

  • 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 108 times, with at least one top-five team in 81 out of 131 weeks…

 

  • Notre Dame’s Bobby Nardella paces all conference players and ranks third nationally with 11 points through six games, while teammate Cal Burke and Wisconsin’s Sean Dhooghe share the Big Ten lead and split fourth nationally in goals with five each…

 

  • Big Ten teams currently occupy six of the top 25 positions on the national team scoring list. Penn State paces the conference and ranks fourth nationally with 5.00 goals per game, followed by Wisconsin in fifth (4.50 goals per game), Michigan State and Notre Dame in 12th (4.00), Michigan in 17th (3.60) and Minnesota in 24th with 3.00 goals per contest…

 

  • Three Big Ten standouts who have demonstrated excellence both on and off the ice were selected as candidates for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award in men’s hockey. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The list of candidates includes Ohio State’s Sasha Larocque and Sean Romeo, and Penn State’s Chase Berger…

 

  • 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…

 

  • 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…