The bracket is set for the 2019 Big Ten Hockey Tournament. This is the second year all three rounds of the tournament will be held on campus sites. The tournament begins with best-of-three quarterfinal series, followed by single-elimination games for the semifinals and final. Both the semifinal and final games will be televised by BTN and available through BTN2Go and the Fox Sports App.
Ohio State, as the regular season champion and No. 1 seed, receives a bye to the semifinals and will host the lowest remaining seed from the quarterfinal round at 3:30 p.m. Sunday March 17 in Value City Arena. Tickets to the semifinal game are on sale now and can be purchased online (HERE) and over the phone through Ticketmaster and at the Ohio State Ticket Office in Value City Arena. Should Ohio State advance to the final, it will be held at noon Sunday, March 24 in VCA.
The quarterfinal matchups are No. 7 Michigan State at No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 6 Michigan at No. 3 Minnesota and No. 5 Wisconsin at No. 4 Penn State. All three series will be played Friday, Saturday and, if needed, Sunday.
A different team won the Big Ten Tournament each of the first five years, with Ohio State and Michigan State the two teams to not yet capture the postseason trophy.
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In game two of the quarterfinal series last year vs. Michigan State, Freddy Gerard scored in overtime to clinch the series and send the Buckeyes to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.