Six Groups in Motion to Open 2022-23 Season

September 30, 2022

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• Six faculties will make their 2022-23 debuts this weekend, together with a pair of non-conference sequence. Defending regular-season champion Minnesota will host Lindenwood and Ohio State will go to Mercyhurst in a pair of Saturday-Sunday sequence. Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin will every play an exhibition contest over the weekend. 

• 4 Huge Ten groups seem within the preseason USCHO.com and USA As we speak/USA Hockey Journal polls. Minnesota is ranked No. 2 in each polls, whereas Michigan follows at No. 6/6, Notre checks in at No. 9/8 and Ohio State rounds out the listing at No. 16/18. Penn State and Wisconsin are every receiving votes in each polls. 

• Minnesota was tabbed the favourite within the 2022-23 Huge Ten hockey preseason coaches’ ballot, the convention introduced on Sept. 21. Notre Dame was chosen second within the preseason ballot, with Michigan claiming third, Wisconsin incomes fourth, Ohio State taking fifth, Penn State putting sixth and Michigan State rounding out the ballot in seventh.

• Michigan and Minnesota led the best way with 4 honorees apiece on the Preseason All-Huge Ten groups, whereas Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin every had two.

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• Ten standouts who earned All-Huge Ten accolades final season have been featured on the preseason groups, together with 2022 Huge Ten Defensive Participant of the 12 months Brock Faber from Minnesota and Co-Freshmen of the 12 months Luke Hughes from Michigan and Jakub Dobeš from Ohio State. Dobeš was additionally named the 2022 Huge Ten Goaltender of the 12 months.

• Each Hughes and Minnesota’s Matthew Knies have been unanimous picks on the preseason first staff. The listing of honorees additionally included a pair of freshmen in Michigan’s Adam Fantilli and Minnesota’s Logan Cooley. Cooley was the third total decide within the 2022 NHL Draft, whereas Fantilli is a prime prospect within the 2023 NHL Draft class.

• The whole Preseason All-Huge Ten groups, in addition to the preseason ballot, might be discovered at www.bigten.org.

• The Huge Ten welcomes a pair of latest head coaches this season in Michigan’s Brandon Naurato and Michigan State’s Adam Nightingale.

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• Naurato accomplished his first season on the Michigan bench in 2021-22 following three years with the Detroit Crimson Wings group, the place he served as a participant growth advisor. In that function, he labored with the Crimson Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins teaching staffs to include particular person participant expertise into the organizational construction.

• Nightingale involves Michigan State after two seasons as head coach at the US Nationwide Group Improvement Program and brings 4 years of NHL expertise, together with serving as an assistant coach for the Detroit Crimson Wings in 2019-20. Recognized for his distinctive participant growth and recruiting ties, Nightingale was a two-year alternate captain as a Spartan student-athlete.

• This season, groups will likely be awarded three factors within the convention standings for a win in regulation. If the sport is tied following regulation, each groups will obtain one level, with a second level being awarded to the staff that wins in both the 3-on-3 additional time interval or the shootout.

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