Michigan hockey travels to Minnesota after losses to Notre Dame

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After dropping two one-goal games to Notre Dame, the Michigan men's hockey team will travel to Minnesota to take on the 9th-ranked Golden Gophers. 

The Wolverines (3-7-2 in Big Ten, 8-10-2 overall) beats the Gophers (4-7-1 in Big Ten, 13-10-1 overall) way back on Nov. 10 in Ann Arbor. That was an intense come-from-behind, overtime victory for Michigan. The teams tied the next day, 6-6, with the Gophers getting the shootout win. 

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at Minnesota (TV: FSD)
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Minnesota (TV: FSD PLUS)

Michigan is in 5th place in the Big Ten with only Michigan State trailing them. They are very, very long shot for a conference championship and tournament bid. However, they kept it close against top-ranked Notre Dame, and hopefully that's a step in the right direction. 

Here's a look at the full Big Ten men's hockey standings: 

  1. Notre Dame (36 points)
  2. Ohio State (22 points)
  3. Penn State (20 points)
  4. Minnesota (14 points)
    Wisconsin (14 points)
  5. Michigan (12 points)
  6. Michigan State (8 points)

Latest USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

Rank

School

Last Week's Rank

2017-18 Record

Weeks in Top 15

1.

University of Notre Dame, 500 (26)

1

18-3-1

14

2.

St. Cloud State University, 462 (2)

2

13-3-3

14

3.

Clarkson University, 450 (2)

3

16-3-1

12

4.

Cornell University, 416 (2)

4

13-2-0

8

5.

University of Denver, 360 (2)

5

12-6-4

14

6.

Minnesota State University, 319

7

16-6-0

13

7.

Ohio State University, 307

8

14-4-4

5

8.

University of North Dakota, 290

6

11-6-5

14

9.

Northeastern University, 205

9

12-5-3

13

10.

Providence College, 204

11

14-7-1

14

11.

University of Minnesota, 198

10

13-10-1

14

12.

Western Michigan University, 141

12

11-8-1

8

13.

Penn State University, 119

13

12-7-3

8

14.

Bowling Green State University, 34

-

12-6-6

1

15.

University of Minnesota Duluth, 19

-

9-9-3

11

Others Receiving Votes: Boston College 18; University of Wisconsin, 12;  University of Nebraska Omaha, 10; University of Maine, 8; UMass Lowell, 6; Colgate University, 1; Harvard University, 1.

Notes: The University of Notre Dame ranks number one with 500 points and 26 first-place votes ... The NCHC has five teams in the rankings, the Big Ten has four and the Hockey East Association, ECAC Hockey and WCHA are all tied with two . ... For past poll results, click here.

About the Poll: The 23rd annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.
 

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