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Badgers hockey closes regular season with 4-3 road win

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Wisconsin men's hockey squad closed its regular season in style on Saturday afternoon, holding off Michigan State by a 4-3 margin. One night after enduring an overtime setback in East Lansing, the Badgers (22-10-2 overall, 13-6-1-0 Big Ten) played with purpose on Saturday, bolting out to a decisive early advantage. Wisconsin seized a 4-0 lead by late...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers look dominant in rout of Spartans

MINNEAPOLIS The Gophers men's hockey team insists it doesn't pay attention to the preseason hype placed upon the program. Minnesota doesn't buy into the polls that ranked it as one of the top programs in college hockey after advancing to the Frozen Four last year.Whether or not the Gophers acknowledge all the accolades they earned before the puck dropped for Friday&...
Via Fox Sports North
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers look dominant in rout of Spartans

MINNEAPOLIS The Gophers men's hockey team insists it doesn't pay attention to the preseason hype placed upon the program. Minnesota doesn't buy into the polls that ranked it as one of the top programs in college hockey after advancing to the Frozen Four last year.Whether or not the Gophers acknowledge all the accolades they earned before the puck dropped for Friday&...
Via Fox Sports North
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Spartans Drop Heartbreaker to Wolverines at JLA

An overtime game-winner by Kevin Lynch 1:50 into the extra period gave Michigan a 3-2 victory over Michigan State in the annual meeting of the teams at Joe Louis Arena. Greg Wolfe and Brett Perlini had the scores for the Spartans, who fell to 16-12-4 overall and 11-10-3-2 in conference play. Will Yanakeff made 32 saves for MSU on the night, including three saves in overtime. The...
Via MSUSpartans.com
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Spartans Sweep Buckeyes with 3-2 Win

All-America candidate Torey Krug earned first star honors for the second straight night with a goal and an assist, and senior Brett Perlini and sophomore Greg Wolfe each had a pair of helpers as Michigan State earned a sweep of No. 10 Ohio State with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Will Yanakeff made 33 saves on the heels of a 41-save performance on Friday, and freshman Matt Berry had...
Via MSUSpartans.com
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Spartans Tipped at Ferris, 2-1

A defensive battle was waged in Big Rapids on Friday evening, and a third-period TJ Schleter goal stood as the game winner in a 2-1 Ferris State victory over Michigan State. Matt Berry had the lone score for the Spartans, who had their four-game unbeaten streak snapped. Will Yanakeff made 28 saves on the evening as MSU falls to 13-10-4, 8-8-3-2 in CCHA play.
Via MSUSpartans.com
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Metro + state: Yanakeff shines in goal for MSU

College hockey Will Yanakeff stopped 23 shots to lead No. 18 Michigan State past No. 20 Northern Michigan, 2-1, in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association on Saturday in East Lansing. MSU killed off all four of the Wildcats' power plays. Matt Berry and Brock Shelgren scored for the Spartans (12-9-4, 7-7-2-2 CCHA). Torey Krug added two assists.
Via Lions Blog
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. MSU Snaps Winless Skid With 2-1 Victory

Brock Shelgren's second-period goal stood as the game winner and Torey Krug assisted on both Spartan tallies as MSU defeated Northern Michigan, 2-1, on Saturday. Will Yanakeff made 23 saves for the Spartans, who improve to 12-9-3 overall, and 7-7-2-2 in CCHA play.
Via MSUSpartans.com
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Spartans Shut Out By Miami, 4-0

Michigan State struggled once again on the power play, as Miami broke open a tight game with a three-goal third period and completed the sweep of the Spartans with a 4-0 victory. Will Yanakeff made 40 saves, while Connor Knapp got the shutout with a 20-save effort.
Via MSUSpartans.com
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan Takes 4 of 6 Points from State

A wall of Wolverines, courtesy of Bill Rapai  After snapping a seven-game winless streak against Alaska, the Wolverines came into this weekend against Sparty looking to put together a streak of a better kind. They came out with a 3-game unbeaten streak in tact. Michigan won 4-3 on Friday night at Yost before following it up with a 3-3 tie and losing in the shootout. All told,...
Via The Blog That Yost Built
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

FYS Preview

The Wolverines and Spartans face-off in a home-and-home this weekend. Tonight's game is at Yost. Tomorrow they'll play at the Munn Memorial Library. The best part is that *gasp* both games are on TV! Tonight's game airs on FSN Detroit and tomorrow is on the Big Ten Network. Also, the premiere of the Blue Ice documentary airs following the game tonight. The Spartans got...
Via The Blog That Yost Built
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Neil's Notebook: A second look at the Friday win over the Gophers

Drew Palmisano had not stopped a shot in a regular season hockey game in four weeks.It wasn't that the Michigan State senior goaltender was out of sync and not playing well in practice. It was more because sophomore Will Yanakeff went on a tremendous run and played four consecutive games in goal for the Spartans.On Friday, Palmisano got his first start since Oct. 29 and showed...
Via MSUSpartans.com
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. No. 20 Northern Michigan Squeaks By Spartans, 2-1

Michigan State had its five-game winning streak snapped with a 2-1 loss to No. 20 Northern Michigan on Saturday in Marquette. It was a tight game throughout, with the Spartans having late chances at an equalizer which never found the back of the net. The goalies - MSU's Will Yanakeff and NMU's Justin Coreau - were the first and second stars of the game, respectively: Yanakeff...
Via MSUSpartans.com
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. MSU Wins Fifth Straight, Downs No. 20 NMU

Michigan State got a goal and two assists from Lee Reimer and a 25-save effort from sophomore Will Yanakeff to post its fifth consecutive victory, a 4-2 decision at No. 20 Northern Michigan on Friday evening. Mike Merrifield extended his goal-scoring streak to five games while the defense chipped in with a pair of goals and four assists on the night.
Via MSUSpartans.com
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Shelgren, Yanakeff Earn CCHA Honors

Michigan State senior defenseman Brock Shelgren (Chicago, Ill.) and sophomore goaltender Will Yanakeff (Jerome, Mich.) have been named the CCHA Defensive Player and Goaltender of the Week, respectively. The release came from the CCHA office on Monday afternoon.
Via MSUSpartans.com
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Spartans Complete Sweep of No. 5 Western Michigan

Michigan State got two-goal efforts from both Mike Merrifield and Torey Krug and another outstanding goaltending performance from sophomore Will Yanakeff to complete a sweep of No. 5 Western Michigan, 4-2.
Via MSUSpartans.com
November 12, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Neil's Notebook: A Second Look at Yanakeff's Performance

In the first period, Michigan State goaltender Will Yanakeff played very well; in the second, he was even better. The third period? He was outstanding in stopping 14 shots to complete a solid 40-save effort in leading the Spartans to a 3-2 Central Collegiate Hockey Association victory over No. 5/6 Western Michigan in the usual loud and chaotic atmosphere at Lawson Arena.
Via MSUSpartans.com
November 12, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Spartans Down No. 5/6 WMU, 3-2

Michigan State rode a career-best 38-save performance from sophomore Will Yanakeff as the Spartans held on to a 3-2 win over No. 5/6 Western Michigan on the road on Friday evening.
Via MSUSpartans.com
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Ice Hockey. Spartans Down Robert Morris, 5-2

Greg Wolfe had his first career two-goal game and Dean Chelios had a goal and an assist as Michigan State downed Robert Morris, 5-2, at Munn Ice Arena on Friday night. Will Yanakeff made 23 saves for the Spartans, who improve to 3-4-0.
Via MSUSpartans.com
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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