This is the 2019-20 Big Ten Conference men's ice hockey season. This is the conference's 7th season.
|Big Ten Conference||Overall Record|
|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|
|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|
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. 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.. 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.
Cancellation of TournamentEdit
The conference announced it would be cancelling its tournament on March 12th due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
- Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Wisconsin Badgers 2 games to none
- Michigan Wolverines defeated Michigan State Spartans 2 games to none
- Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 games to 1
- ↑ Big Ten Announces Conference Schedule for 2017-18 Hockey Season. Big Ten Conference (May 4, 2017). Retrieved on 21 June 2017.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Dilks, Chris (September 30, 2016). Big Ten Officially Approves On-Campus Playoffs. Retrieved on 20 June 2017.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Gonzalez, Jason (May 20, 2016). Big Ten hockey in process of approving new on-campus playoff format. Retrieved on 20 June 2017.
- ↑ https://www.uscho.com/2020/03/12/nchc-wcha-cancel-postseason-tournaments-due-to-coronavirus-precautions/