Sophomore forward Trevor Nill, freshman forward Zach Golembiewski and freshman defenseman Torey Krug also scored goals for the Spartans. Sophomore forward Taylor Stefishen tallied both Buckeye goals.

Sophomore goalie Drew Palmisano stopped 31 shots for Michigan State.

With five minutes to play MSU turned a slight 3-2 edge into sure victory with the Nill and Golembieswski tallies.

Miami of Ohio is still in first place in CCHA play at 12-1-4, followed by MSU at 11-4-4.



As part of the Hockey Day in Michigan festivities, The Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Perani’s Hockey World are conducting a photo contest.  Hockey Day in Michigan is January 30, 2010.

The protocol is simple; just send photos of your backyard rink. 

The league announced that each e-mailed photo of a backyard ice rink in action to [email protected]  by Jan. 27 will receive two tickets to watch Michigan and Michigan State play at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The best pictures that are received will be displayed in a photo gallery on as part of Hockey Day in Michigan celebrations across the state.

Skating enthusiasts who are interested in creating their own backyard rink can go to  for all the materials and instructions necessary.


 NCAA Finals to be at Detroit’s Ford Field

Kurt Kosmowski of the Detroit Organizing Committee and Tom Anastos, Commissioner of the CCHA will be having a preview of the rink and stadium operations for the NCAA men’s ice hockey finals in Detroit next week. 

Ford Field will be the venue for THE FROZEN FOUR on April 8, and 10.  Tickets and associated event information can be found at


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