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This is the 2015-16 Big Ten Conference men's ice hockey season.  This is the league's 3rd season

Membership changesEdit

  • none

MembershipEdit

Institution Location Nickname Arena
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Wolverines Yost Ice ArenaI
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 Wisconsin–Madison Madison, Wisconsin Badgers Kohl Center
2016 Conference Tournament St. Paul, Minnesota --- Xcel Energy Center

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA P
University of Minnesota 20 14 6 - 0 - 76 58 42
University of Michigan 20 12 5 - 3 - 107 68 41
Pennsylvania State University 20 10 9 - 1 - 64 72 32
The Ohio State University 20 8 8 - 4 - 79 77 29
Michigan State University 20 6 12 - 2 - 47 72 21
University of Wisconsin–Madison 20 3 13 - 4 - 54 80 15

Conference TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

All teams qualify. All rounds are single game "sudden death" The top two seeds draw a first round bye and 3 plays 6 and 4 plays five in the quarterfinals at the home rink of the higher seed. The top seed plays the lowest seeded first round winner and the second seed plays the other quarterfinal winner in the semifinals. The semifinal winners meet for the conference championship and the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Penn State defeated Wisconsin 5-2
  • Ohio State defeated Michigan State 4-3 (ot)

SemifinalsEdit

  • Minnesota defeated Ohio State 4-2
  • Michigan defeated Penn State 7-2

FinalEdit

  • Michigan defeated Minnesota 5-3

The Michigan Wolverines earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

2016 Big 10 champs Michigan

2010 Big Ten champs Michigan (courtesy teams twitter page)

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