Another big weekend against Wisconsin earned Seth Ambroz the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week the conference announced on Tuesday.
Ambroz scored four goals, two each night at the Kohl Center, in a 7-5 victory and 4-4 tie. Eleven of his 35 career goals have come against the Badgers and four of his six career multi-goal games were also against the rival.
His fourth goal of the weekend saved the Gophers from defeat with two seconds left in the third period to force overtime and eventually secure the tie.
Michigan State junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand was the Big Ten First Star of the Week and Penn State sophomore defenseman was the Third Star.
The Gophers return to Mariucci Arena this weekend for their first series with Ohio State. They’ll be without leading goal-scorer Connor Reilly, who is out indefinitely after being kneed on Saturday night.
• Big Ten men’s hockey tournament single-session tickets are on sale now. The second-annual conference tournament will be played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, March 19-21, and tickets start at $20 for admission to all games scheduled for the corresponding day.
Thursday’s quarterfinal games will feature the No. 3 seed against the No. 6 seed, and the No. 4 seed against the No. 5 seed. The top two seed will receive a first-round bye and play in Friday’s semifinals against Thursday’s winners.
Prices for single-session tickets and three-day strips are as follows. Purchase here:
Individual day Three-day strip
Lower Level Reserved* $75 $200
Lower Level Club** $60 $155
Lower Level Reserved $45 $120
Upper Level General Admission $20 $45
*Includes hospitality in the Alumni Room during all 2015 Big Ten Tournament Games
**Includes access to the International Bancard Olympia Club during all 2015 Big Ten Tournament Games