Michigan State hockey falls to Michigan 5-2 in regional final

The sound of the horn echoing three different times in five minutes was the sound that ended Michigan State hockey’s season in devastating fashion. The Michigan Wolverines found their revenge on the season and moved on to its third consecutive Frozen Four after defeating Michigan State 5-2 in the regional finals in St. Louis.

PREVIEW: After a memorable Big Ten championship, Michigan State hockey sets its sights on the NCAA Tournament, its first trip in 12 years

That is roughly the time Michigan State hockey had to celebrate its first Big Ten championship title. Memories of the crowd, the cheers, and the joy will remain with the team, but it will get shelved for the time being. Now, the team sets its sights on the NCAA tournament as they prepare to travel to Maryland Heights, MO, to face off against formal CCHA rival, the Western Michigan Broncos.

Michigan State hockey makes history, winning their first Big Ten championship title in a 5-4 OT victory over Michigan

Saturday, Mar. 23 will be a date now etched in history for the Michigan State hockey team. The roar from the 6,555 fans in attendance after freshman defenseman Patrick Geary scored the overtime winner against the Michigan Wolverines for the Big Ten championship title will echo through the halls of Munn Ice Arena for years to come. The Spartan’s 5-4 win will mark the team’s first Big Ten postseason title and their first postseason title since 2006. “I got the puck and our third goalie Jon Mor just told me to shoot it, so I just put my head down and ripped it and looked up last second just to see it go in,” Geary said.

PREVIEW: Michigan State gearing up for an opportunity to win first Big Ten conference championship

When Adam Nightingale was announced as the head coach of Michigan State hockey, there were always high hopes. However, this was a team that would be rebuilding itself and its identity. Now, 22 months later, the recently announced Big Ten Coach of the Year and his squad prepare to face off in the Big Ten Championship against none other than the Michigan Wolverines.