Big Ten Announces start date for men’s hockey

The modified season will include 24 conference games and an additional four against independent Arizona State.

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Emily Dunker

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter

Big Ten hockey is back for the 2020-21 season, and could start as soon as Nov. 13, the conference office announced Tuesday.

The season will consist of a 24-game schedule against other member schools, with each Big Ten team having additional four games to host Arizona State University, who play without belonging to a conference. The season will end at approximately the same date as usual, with the Big Ten Tournament slated for March 18-20.

Gophers head coach Bob Motzko said his team couldn’t wait to drop the puck on the team’s 100th season.

“Now we finally have a good idea of when we’ll be playing, and I have no doubt that the team will be ready to go when the time comes,” he said in a press release.

This is a breaking news report. More information may be added as it becomes available.