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2016-17 Big Ten Season

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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.


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

overall records to be added upon completion of the NCAA Tournament

Big Ten Conference Overall Record
Minnesota Golden Gophers 20 14 5 1 79 58 43
Wisconsin Badgers 20 12 8 0 72 66 36
Ohio State Buckeyes 20 11 8 2 76 62 35
Penn State Nittany Lions 20 10 9 1 71 63 31
Michigan Wolverines 20 6 12 4 53 75 22
Michigan State Spartans 20 3 14 4 47 74 13

Conference TournamentEdit


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.




2017 Big Ten Champs Penn State

2017 Big Ten champions Penn State

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