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What Channel Is The Michigan State Vs. Western Michigan Game On?

What Channel Is The Michigan State Vs. Western Michigan Game On?

Michigan State hockey is No. 4 overall seed at the NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament. In the first round, MSU will play Western Michigan.

Mar 28, 2024 by R. R. Ellis

Michigan State hockey enters the NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament as the No. 4 overall seed. The Spartans are fresh off a riveting Big Ten Tournament Championship final, in which they defeated their in-state rival Michigan Wolverines, 5-4 in overtime. After a run of mediocre seasons, the Spartans went 24-9-3 on the season, having defeated Michigan four times out of the five games the programs played. 

Western Michigan enters the NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament unranked, and was selected based on their No. 13 Pairwise ranking. But the Broncos come in with a strong resume, ascending battle-tested from the tough NCHC conference.

WMU hockey had wins over fellow Frozen Four selections Denver, the No. 3 overall seed, and Omaha. The Broncos come into the NCAA tournament as one of the most experienced teams as well, with 16 senior players on the roster. 

Michigan State will play Western Michigan on March 29, at 5:00pm ET in Maryland Heights, Mo.

What Channel Is The Michigan State Hockey Vs. WMU Game On?

The game will be available to watch and stream on ESPNU and the ESPN+ app. 

Who Does The Winner Of Western Michigan Vs. MSU Hockey Play?

The winner of the Michigan State vs. Western Michigan matchup will play the winner of North Dakota vs. Michigan.

Can Michigan Hockey And Michigan State Play In The Frozen Four 2024?

Yes. Michigan hockey and Michigan State hockey can play in the Frozen Four. Both the Wolverines and the Spartans are in the Maryland Heights Regional and will play each other if each wins their respective first-round matchups. The game would be a rematch of the Big Ten Tournament final, which MSU won in overtime, 5-4.

Michigan State Hockey Roster 2024

NumberNameYearPositionPrevious Team
1Trey AugustineFr.GUSNTDP
2Patrick GearyFr.DWaterloo (USHL)
3Viktor HurtigSo.DVäxjö Lakers HC J20
4Nash NienhuisSr.DOmaha (USHL)
5Artyom LevshunovFr.DGreen Bay (USHL)
6Austin OravetzFr.DGreen Bay (USHL)
7David GucciardiJr.DWaterloo (USHL)
8Maxim ŠtrbákFr.DSioux Falls (USHL)
9Matt BasgallSo.DTri-City (USHL)
10Tommi MännistöFr.FTappara J20
11Jeremy DavidsonSr.FFargo (USHL)
12Griffin JureckiFr.FOmaha (USHL)
13Tiernan ShoudySo.FYoungstown (USHL)
16Owen BakerFr.FWaterloo (USHL)
18Joey LarsonSo.FNorthern Michigan
19Nicolas Müller5thFModo (Sweden J20 SuperElit)
20Daniel RussellSo.FSioux Falls (USHL)
21Red SavageJr.FMiami
22Isaac HowardSo.FMinnesota-Duluth
23Reed LebsterGr.FUMass
24James CrossmanSr.DBrown
26Tanner KellyJr.FMuskegon (USHL)
27Gavin BestSo.FMinnesota (NAHL)
28Karsen DorwartSo.FSioux Falls (USHL)
29Gavin O'ConnellFr.FWaterloo (USHL)
30Jon MorSr.GLangley (BCHL)
31Luca Di PasquoFr.GPenticton (BCHL)

Western Michigan Hockey Roster 2024

NumberNameYearPositionHometown/Previous Team
1Kirk LaursenR-So.GBloomfield Hills, Mich. / Miami
2Jacob BauerR-Jr.DMilford, Mich. / Lincoln Stars, USHL
3Cole Crusberg-RoseenFr.DStratham, NH / Lincoln Stars (USHL)
4Zak GalambosGr.DWalnut Creek, Calif. / AIC
6Jacob NapierFr.DLancaster, N.Y. / Fargo Force (USHL)
8Joe CassettiGr.FPleasanton, Calif. / Miami (NCHC)
9Luke GraingerSr.FMontreal, Quebec /
10Chad HillebrandSr.FPark Ridge, Ill. / Green Bay Gamblers, USHL
11Ethan WolthersSo.FValencia, Calif. / Minnesota Wilderness, NAHL
12Sam ColangeloSr.FStoneham, Mass. / Northeastern (Hockey East)
13Oliver MacDonaldSr.FGrosse Point, Mich. / UMASS
15Daniel HilsendagerSr.DLlyodminster, Saskatchewan /
16Tim WasheSr.FDetroit, Mich. / Nanaimo Clippers, BCHL
17Cedric FiedlerSr.DZug, Switzerland /
18Wyatt SchingoetheJr.RAlgonquin, Ill. / Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL
19Cam KnubleSr.FGrand Rapids, Mich. / Muskegon Lumberjacks, USHL
20Alex BumpFr.FPrior Lake, Minn. / Tri City Storm (USHL)
22Trevor BishopSr.FRochester Hills, MIch. /
23Carter BergerGr.DNorth Vancouver, British Columbia / UCONN
24Garrett SzydlowskiFr.FBrighton, Mich. / Wenatchee Wild (BCHL)
25Matteo CostantiniJr.FSt. Catharines, Ontario / North Dakota (NCHC)
26Ean SomozaFr.FSimi Valley, Calif. / Wenatchee Wild (BCHL)
27Cole BurtchR-Fr.FMarkham, Ontario / Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
28Hugh LarkinSr.FLivonia, Mich. /
29Ethan PhillipsGr.FDartmouth, N.S. / Boston University (Hockey East)
30Dawson SmithFr.GYukon Territory / La Ronge Ice Wolves (SJHL)
31Cameron RoweSr.GWilmette, Ill. / Wisconsin
33Samuel SjolundSo.DStockholm, Sweden / Dubuque Fighting Saints, USHL
34Owen MichaelsFr.FNorthville, Mich. / Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
37Dylan WendtJr.FGrand Haven, Mich. / Muskegon Lumberjacks, USHL

Here Is The Seeding For The 2024 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament

  1. Boston College
  2. Boston University
  3. Denver
  4. Michigan State
  5. Maine
  6. North Dakota
  7. Minnesota
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Quinnipiac
  10. Michigan
  11. Omaha
  12. Cornell
  13. Western Michigan
  14. UMass
  15. RIT
  16. Michigan Tech

Who Is Playing In The Providence Regional?

No. 1 Boston College will meet Michigan Tech, while Wisconsin will take on defending champion Quinnipiac.

Who Is Playing In The Springfield Regional?

No. 3 Denver will be playing Springfield regional host UMass, while Maine will take on ECAC tournament champion Cornell.

Who Is Playing In The Maryland Heights Regional?

No. 4 overall Michigan State will take on in-state foe Western Michigan, while North Dakota will go head-to-head against Michigan.

Who Is Playing In The Sioux Falls Regional?

No. 2 Boston University will be playing Atlantic Hockey champion RIT, while Minnesota will meet regional host school Omaha.

Here Is The Bracket For The NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament.

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NCAA Hockey Regionals Schedule

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, March 28:

  • 2:00 p.m. ET -  No. 3 Denver vs. UMass in Springfield (ESPN2/ ESPN+)
  • 5:00 p.m. ET - No. 2 Boston University vs. RIT in Sioux Falls (ESPNU/ ESPN+)
  • 5:30 p.m. ET - Maine vs. Cornell in Springfield (ESPNEWS/ ESPN+)
  • 8:30 p.m. ET - Minnesota vs. Omaha in Sioux Falls (ESPNU/ ESPN+).

Friday, March 29:

  • 2:00 p.m. ET - No. 1 Boston College vs. Michigan Tech in Providence (ESPNU/ ESPN+)
  • 5:00 p.m. ET - No. 4 Michigan State vs. Western Michigan in Maryland Heights (ESPNU/ ESPN+)
  • 5:30 p.m. ET - Wisconsin vs. Quinnipiac in Providence (ESPNEWS/ ESPN+)
  • 8:30 p.m. ET - North Dakota vs. Michigan in Maryland Heights (ESPNU/ ESPN+).

Saturday, March 30:

  • 4:00 p.m. ET - Regional Final Game 1 at Springfield (ESPNU/ ESPN+)
  • 6:30 p.m. ET - Regional Final Game 2 at Sioux Falls (ESPNU/ ESPN+).

Sunday, March 31:

  • 4:00 p.m. ET - Regional Final Game 1 at Providence (ESPN2/ ESPN+)
  • 6:30 p.m. ET - Regional Final Game 2 at Maryland Heights (ESPNU/ ESPN+).

Frozen Four 2024 Schedule

Here is the schedule: 

Frozen Four 2024 National Semifinals:

Thursday, April 11:

  • 5:00 p.m. ET - Semifinal 1 at Xcel Energy Center | St. Paul, MN (ESPN2/ ESPN+)
  • 8:30 p.m. ET - Semifinal 2 at Xcel Energy Center | St. Paul, MN (ESPN2/ ESPN+).

Frozen Four 2024 National Championship Game

Saturday, April 13:

  • 6:00 p.m. ET - National Championship at Xcel Energy Center | St. Paul, MN (ESPN2/ ESPN+).

Where To Watch The 2024 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament

ESPN's family of networks is the broadcast home for the 2024 NCAA men's hockey tournament. Regional games will primarily air on ESPNU and ESPNEWS with select games airing on ESPN2. All games will also stream exclusively on ESPN+.

NCAA Hockey Tournament Locations 2024

The 2024 NCAA Men’s Hockey regionals are played in four different locations. 

  • Maryland Heights, Mo. | Centene Community Ice Center 
  • Providence, R.I. | Amica Mutual Pavilion 
  • Sioux Falls S.D. | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
  • Springfield, Mass. | MassMutual Center

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