Michigan currently leads the series, which began on January 24, 1925, 148–127–19. Michigan leads the 2013–14 season series 3–2. The teams could meet in the Big Ten or NCAA Tournament. The regular home arenas for the teams are Yost Ice Arena (capacity 6637) and Munn Ice Arena (capacity 6470). The two schools play at least four times a year through conference play, and with regularity play a fifth game in the Great Lakes Invitational. It is actually possible for the teams to meet nine times throughout the season with regular season, GLI, conference playoffs and NCAA tournament games. The teams often play games on neutral sites and have played at least once per year since 1990 at the Joe Louis Arena (capacity 20,066). The teams generally alternate years in which they hold a home game there. The last contest at "The Joe" was on January 23, 2014.
Since the Joe Louis Arena's hockey configuration capacity exceeds that of all regular collegiate hockey home venues as well as the Beanpot Tournament host venue, TD Garden, the annual game at the JLA is among the most attended college hockey games each year, rivalled only by the Frozen Four.
Michigan and Michigan State meet once a year at Joe Louis Arena in a neutral site game. Michigan gets home team designation in even years, while Michigan State gets home team designation in odd years. Michigan leads the Rivalry at the Joe series 14–9–4.