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This is the 2019-20 Big Ten Conference men's ice hockey season. This is the conference's 7th season.


Membership changesEdit

  • None

MembershipEdit

Institution Location Nickname Arena
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Wolverines Yost Ice Arena
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Spartans Munn Ice Arena
The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Buckeyes Jerome Schottenstein Center
Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania Nittany Lions Pegula Ice Arena
University of Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota Golden Gophers Mariucci Arena
University of Notre Dame South Bend, Indiana Fighting Irish Compton Family Ice Arena
(Charles W. "Lefty" Smith Jr. Rink)
University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison, Wisconsin Badgers Kohl Center

StandingsEdit

Big Ten Conference Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
Penn State Nittany Lions 24 12 8 4 79 70 41 34 20 10 4 121 88
Ohio State Buckeyes 24 11 9 4 62 62 38 36 20 11 5 102 82
Michigan Wolverines 24 11 10 3 65 52 38 36 18 14 4 98 72
Minnesota Golden Gophers 24 9 8 7 66 62 38 37 16 14 7 100 98
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24 9 9 6 59 59 37 37 15 15 7 94 96
Michigan State Spartans 24 11 11 2 54 54 35 36 15 19 2 80 88
Wisconsin Badgers 24 7 15 2 63 89 25 36 14 20 2 112 135

Conference TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

Due to the poor attendance of the neutral site tournaments, and the addition of Notre Dame as a Big Ten team in hockey, the 2019 tournament introduced a new three-week playoff format. In the first round, the No. 1 team in the regular season conference standings receives a bye, and the remaining six play in a set of best-of-three series.[1] The winners of these three playoff series, along with the No. 1 team, will then participate in two semifinal games. Their winners will advance to the Big Ten championship game.[2][3].  The tournament champion advances to the 2020 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

All games will be held at the home arena of the highest seed in each match-up, rather than a neutral site. Unlike other playoff-style conference tournaments in college hockey, the Big Ten will only use single-game semifinals and finals to reduce the likelihood of conflicts with other events that may be scheduled at team arenas.[2][3]

Cancellation of TournamentEdit

The conference announced it would be cancelling its tournament on March 12th due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.[4]

QuarterfinalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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