• All seven schools will be in action this weekend, highlighted by a top-15 conference series as No. 3/4 Michigan travels to No. 11/11 Minnesota for a Friday-Saturday series.

• Two games will appear live on television this weekend, with both games of the Michigan-Minnesota series being carried by ESPNU and Big Ten Network, respectively, while all the remaining contests are available to stream. The complete schedule can be found to the right.

• Through 15 weeks of play, Big Ten teams have recorded a non-conference mark of 47-19-4. With a winning percentage of .700, the Big Ten paces all Division I conferences.

• Four Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week. Michigan leads the conference at No. 3 in the USCHO.com poll and No. 4 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, while Minnesota follows at No. 11/11, Notre Dame checks in at No. 13/14 and Ohio State rounds out the list at No. 15/15.

• Since the 2013-14 season, six Big Ten programs (Michigan, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin) have been ranked in the top five of 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 171 times, with at least one top-five team in 132 out of 212 weeks.

• Ten standouts representing five Big Ten programs are among the 77 nominees for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the top NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey player in the nation. The list of nominees includes Michigan’s Matty Beniers, Kent Johnson and Owen Power; Michigan State’s Drew DeRidder; Minnesota’s Ben Meyers; Notre Dame’s Max Ellis and Matthew Galajda; and Penn State’s Connor MacEachern, Clayton Phillips, and Kevin Wall. The Hobey Baker Memorial Award will be presented to the winner on April 8 during the NCAA Frozen Four in Boston.

• Eight Big Ten standouts have been named to the U.S. roster for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games: Michigan’s Matty Beniers, Brendan Brisson, Steven Kampfer and Strauss Mann, and Minnesota’s Brock Faber, Matthew Knies, Ben Meyers and Aaron Ness. In addition, Penn State’s Alex Dawes was selected as video coach for the US squad and Wisconsin’s Nate LaPoint will serve as an equipment manager. The men’s hockey tournament will begin on Feb. 15 with the gold medal game scheduled for Feb. 20.

• Big Ten teams currently occupy five of the top 20 positions on the national team scoring list, including two of the top 10. Michigan leads the conference and ranks fifth nationally with 3.84 goals per game, followed by Ohio State in eighth (3.62), Minnesota in 12th (3.50), Penn State in 14th (3.38) and Notre Dame in 16th (3.35).

• Six Big Ten goalies find themselves among the top 20 nationally in save percentage, including three of the top 10. Michigan State’s Drew DeRidder leads the conference and ranks fifth nationally with a .937 save percentage, followed by Ohio State’s Jakub Dobeš (8th, .929), Notre Dame’s Matthew Galajda (9th, .926), Wisconsin’s Jared Moe (13th, .925), Notre Dame’s Ryan Bischel (15th, .923) and Michigan’s Erik Portillo (18th, .921).

• This season, teams will be awarded three points in the conference standings for a win in regulation. If the game is tied following regulation, 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.

• The 2021-22 Big Ten hockey regular season will feature the most extensive slate of television coverage in college hockey, with more than 60 total games. The lineup is highlighted by a package of 25 national broadcasts to be carried on Big Ten Network, five broadcasts on NBCSN and three on ESPNU. An additional 28 games will be carried on the Bally Sports Regional Networks.

• Every televised game on the Big Ten Network can be streamed nation-wide via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on the FOX Sports app. B1G+ will stream all of the games broadcast on the Bally Sports Regional Networks, in addition to all other non-televised games played in Big Ten arenas.

2021-22 Men’s Ice Hockey Standings

2021-22 Men’s Ice Hockey Standings
29 9-5-0 0-2 0 25 18-6-1 0.740 96-59 W4 7-2-1
27 8-5-1 2-1 1 24 16-7-1 0.688 87-53 W1 7-2-1
25 8-4-0 0-1 0 22 13-9-0 0.591 77-57 L1 6-4
24 9-5-0 3-0 0 24 17-7-0 0.708 85-50 W1 7-3
16 5-8-1 2-1 1 24 8-13-3 0.396 51-73 W2 4-3-3
15 5-9-0 0-0 0 24 11-12-1 0.479 56-68 L4 3-7
8 3-11-0 1-0 0 24 12-12-0 0.500 81-77 L4 4-6