Minneapolis (Learfield News Service) -  The fifth-ranked Golden Gopher men's hockey team returns to Big Ten with series at home against Michigan State.

Minnesota swept nationally-ranked Clarkson last week and sits at 5-3 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten. The visiting Spartans are 4-2 overall and have not played a Big Ten game yet.

Friday’s game starts at 7 PM. The Saturday game begins at 4PM.  Both games are at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Friday’s game will be carried live on News Talk 1340 KROC AM. Coverage begins at 6:30 PM.

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