A member of Wisconsin's 2006 NCAA title team, Andy Brandt will return to his old school as an assistant for Tony Granato. Also, Adam Nightingale's first Michigan State roster is taking shape, and the Gophers hand out their season-ending awards.
Ben Dexheimer and Luke Mittelstadt have found chemistry and offense while paired on the blue line for the USHL's Madison Capitols. Their friendship will become a friendly rivalry next season when Dexheimer is a Badger and Mittelstadt is a Gopher.
Ohio State will seek its share of the WCHA title on Sunday when the Badgers try to beat Minnesota for a fourth time this season. The Buckeyes scored twice in the second period and held off Wisconsin to win in Saturday's semifinal round.
The conference title race was over before the first period ended on Saturday, as the Minnesota Gophers got some help to win the Big Ten for the first time since 2017. Then they took care of their own business in a sweep of Wisconsin.
Jaxon Nelson is back from an injury, Ben Meyers is back from the Olympics and the Minnesota Gophers are back on top of the Big Ten with one game left in the regular season after they won their seventh in a row on Friday.