2013 Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge




Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

CONFERENCE POINTS
Big Ten 11
Hockey East 18

Eleven of the country’s most storied college hockey programs competed in the inaugural Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge, which included 13 games between Oct. 18-27.

At the conclusion of the 13 games, Hockey East was declared the winner by a score of 18-11. Points were awarded as follows: two points for a win, one point for a tie and a bonus point for a road win. Had each conference recorded the same number of points, the results of the Penn State - Vermont game, played on neutral ice, would have served as the tie-breaker.

The 17 schools that play in these two conferences have compiled an unparalleled record of success on the ice, combining to claim 33 national championships during the 66 seasons that the NCAA has sponsored the sport. Of the 11 schools participating in the inaugural Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge, five took part in last season’s NCAA Championship.


Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge Schedule/Results

Friday, October 18
#7/6 Boston College def. #2/2 Wisconsin, 9-2 2 pts for Hockey East
Massachusetts def. Michigan State, 3-1 2 pts for Hockey East
#5/5 Michigan ties #13/13 New Hampshire, 1-1 1 pt apiece


Saturday, October 19
#15/RV Boston University def. #2/2 Wisconsin, 7-3 2 pts for Hockey East   
Massachusetts def. Michigan State, 5-2 2 pts for Hockey East
#5/5 Michigan def. #13/13 New Hampshire, 3-2 (OT) 3 pts for Big Ten


Friday, October 25
#4/4 Michigan def. #13/14 Boston University, 2-1 2 pts for Big Ten
#18/rv UMass Lowell def. Michigan State, 4-1 3 pts for Hockey East 
#1/1 Minnesota ties #5/5 Boston College, 3-3 1 pt apiece


Saturday, October 26
Vermont def. Penn State, 5-2 (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2 pts for Hockey East
Michigan State def. #13/14 Boston University, 3-1 2 pts for Big Ten
#18/rv Umass Lowell def. #4/4 Michigan, 2-1 3 pts for Hockey East


Sunday, October 27
#1/1 Minnesota def. #5/5 Boston College, 6-1 2 pts for Big Ten