June 2, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s hockey slate of games for 2016-17 Thursday. The Buckeyes open league play at Minnesota in December and Ohio State hosts Penn State Jan. 6-7 in the first home B1G games of the season.
Each B1G team plays 20 conference games, with four games against each league foe. The conference schedule culminates with the Big Ten Tournament, scheduled for March 16-18 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
The Buckeyes and Gophers will meet Dec. 2-3 in Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis to begin conference action. The games wrap up the first half of the Buckeye campaign
After a non-conference game vs. Miami on New Year’s Eve in Columbus to open the second half of the Buckeyes’ season, Penn State comes to Columbus for a series Jan. 6-7.
A nonconference series against Arizona State follows Jan. 13-14 in Columbus, leading into a stretch of 16 consecutive B1G games to close the regular season.
The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions will face off in State College Jan. 20-21 before Ohio State hosts Wisconsin in a Thursday night game Jan. 26.
Jan. 28 the Buckeyes and Badgers will take part in “Super Saturday – College Hoops & Hockey,” a doubleheader in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The next week Ohio State travels to Ann Arbor for a series, with the teams meeting Feb. 3-4. This year marks the first time since 2012-13 the Buckeyes and Wolverines are not playing home-and-home series but are playing two-game sets in each team’s home arena.
Minnesota visits Columbus for two games Feb. 10-11, followed by a road trip to Michigan State for the Buckeyes Feb. 17-18.
Ohio State wraps up its home schedule with back-to-back series, hosting Michigan Feb. 24-25 and Michigan State March 3-4.
On the final weekend of the regular season, the Buckeyes will travel to Madison, Wis., for two games with the Badgers.
Single game, group and mini plan tickets for the Buckeyes’ games in Value City Arena will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 7. New season tickets are currently on sale. For questions or to reserve your seats today, call 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 2) or email Athleticsales@osu.edu.
Times and broadcast information for the Buckeyes’ games will be released at a later date.
Ohio State Men’s Hockey
2016-17 B1G Schedule
Dec. 2, at Minnesota
Dec. 3, at Minnesota
Jan. 6, Penn State
Jan. 7, Penn State
Jan. 20, at Penn State
Jan. 21, at Penn State
Jan. 26, Wisconsin
Jan. 28, vs. Wisconsin (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)
Feb. 3, at Michigan
Feb. 4, at Michigan
Feb. 10, Minnesota
Feb. 11, Minnesota
Feb. 17, at Michigan State
Feb. 18, at Michigan State
Feb. 24, Michigan
Feb. 25, Michigan
March 3, Michigan State
March 4, Michigan State
March 10, at Wisconsin
March 11, at Wisconsin
March 16-18, Big Ten Tournament (Joe Louis Arena, Detroit)