DETROIT- The 2015 Big Ten championship game is set with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers facing the University of Michigan at Joe Louis Arena.
The championship is the fifth time this season the two teams will meet. Minnesota and Michigan split a pair of games with the home team sweeping. Now both will be on neutral grounds, or as much as an NHL arena 30 miles from Ann Arbor can be, to break the tie.
Minnesota won the first game 3-0 against Ohio State behind 39 saves by Adam Wilcox. In the nightcap, the Wolverines held off the second seed Michigan State Spartans with a 4-1 victory over its in-state rival. Four different players scored for Michigan, which needs to get the automatic bid that comes with the Big Ten title to reach the NCAA Tournament.
Saturday's championship contest will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT. BTN will air the game on TV with Dan Kelly and Ben Clymer on the call.