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This is the 2016-17 Big Ten Conference men's ice hockey season.  This is the conference's 4th season.

Membership changesEdit

  • None, however the University of Notre Dame announced that the men's hockey program will leave Hockey East after the 2016-17 season and join the Big Ten Conference as an associate member for men's ice hockey only.

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 Wisconsin–Madison Madison, Wisconsin Badgers Kohl Center
2017 Conference Tournament Detroit, Michigan --- Joe Louis Arena

Future MemberEdit

Institution Location Nickname Arena
University of Notre Dame South Bend, Indiana Fighting Irish Compton Family Ice Arena
(Charles W. "Lefty" Smith Jr. Rink)

Conference StandingsEdit

To be added upon completion of the regular season

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 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament..

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