Michigan–Michigan State men's ice hockey rivalry

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Michigan–Michigan State men's ice hockey rivalry
First meeting January 24, 1925
Michigan 6, Michigan State 3[1]
Latest meeting February 5, 2016
Michigan State 3, Michigan 2
Next meeting February 6, 2016
Statistics
Meetings total 304
All-time series Michigan leads, 154–131–19[1]
Largest victory Michigan, 17–1 (March 9, 1950)[1]
Longest streak Michigan, 18 (January 14, 1929 – January 9, 1954)[1]
Longest unbeaten streak Michigan, 32 (January 14, 1929 – February 23, 1957)[1]
Current streak Michigan State, 1

The Michigan–Michigan State men's ice hockey rivalry is a college ice hockey rivalry between Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey and Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey that is part of the larger intrastate rivalry between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. The rivalry between the Spartans and Wolverines notably includes football and basketball rivalries, although it extends to almost all sports and many other forms of achievement. The most notable examples of the hockey rivalry are two outdoor games, the October 6, 2001 Cold War in East Lansing[2][3] and the December 11, 2010 Big Chill at the Big House in Ann Arbor, which set the world record for attendance at a hockey game.[4] This record however was broken four years later at the 2014 NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2014.[5] As of 2013, both teams are members of the Big Ten Conference, although they have previously competed together in both the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).

Michigan currently leads the series, which began on January 24, 1925, 154–131–19.[6] It is the most played rivalry in college ice hockey, with 304 meetings. Michigan won the 2014–15 season series 4–2. The rivals faced each other in the semifinals of the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, which Michigan won 4–1. The regular home arenas for the teams are Yost Ice Arena (capacity 6,637) and Munn Ice Arena (capacity 6,470). 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 seven times throughout the season with regular season, GLI, Big Ten tournament 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).[7] The teams generally alternate years in which they hold a home game there. Beginning during the 2015–16 season, the winner of each game at Joe Louis Arena receives the Iron D Trophy.[8] The last contest at "The Joe" was on February 5, 2016.[9]

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, rivaled only by the Frozen Four.

Rivalry at the Joe series[edit]

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 14–10–4.[10]

Michigan victories Michigan State victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 February 15, 1991 Detroit, MI Michigan 6–5
2 February 16, 1991 Detroit, MI Michigan State 6–2
3 February 21, 1992 Detroit, MI Michigan 4–1
4 February 22, 1992 Detroit, MI Michigan 5–4
5 January 30, 1993 Detroit, MI Michigan 11–1
6 February 19, 1994 Detroit, MI Michigan State 5–1
7 February 18, 1995 Detroit, MI Michigan 7–1
8 February 17, 1996 Detroit, MI Michigan 8–1
9 August 2, 1997 Detroit, MI Michigan State 2–1
10 February 21, 1998 Detroit, MI Michigan State 4–1
11 February 20, 1999 Detroit, MI Michigan State 3–1
12 February 26, 2000 Detroit, MI Tie 3–3
13 January 27, 2001 Detroit, MI Michigan 4–3
14 February 17, 2001 Detroit, MI Michigan State 4–2
15 February 16, 2002 Detroit, MI Michigan State 3–1
# Date Location Winner Score
16 January 3, 2003 Detroit, MI Michigan 5–4
17 June 3, 2004 Detroit, MI Michigan State 1–0
18 May 2, 2005 Detroit, MI Tie 1–1
19 January 28, 2006 Detroit, MI Tie 5–5
20 October 2, 2007 Detroit, MI Tie 3–3
21 February 23, 2008 Detroit, MI Michigan 5–2
22 January 23, 2009 Detroit, MI Michigan 6–2
23 January 30, 2010 Detroit, MI Michigan 5–4
24 January 29, 2011 Detroit, MI Michigan State 2–1
25 November 2, 2012 Detroit, MI Michigan 3–2
26 February 2, 2013 Detroit, MI Michigan 5–2
27 January 23, 2014 Detroit, MI Michigan 2–1
28 January 30, 2015 Detroit, MI Michigan State 2–1
29 February 5, 2016 Detroit, MI Michigan State 3–2
Series: Michigan leads 14–11–4

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