Michigan State Hockey Set For Hockey City Classic Showdown Against Michigan Outdoors
Michigan State and Michigan hockey have met before in outdoor venues. But never before at Soldier Field.
The two squads face off Saturday at 8 p.m. in Chicago. It'll be the storied programs' third meeting all-time outdoors, and the third time these two teams have played this season (each one owns a 2-1 win).
The Spartans are donning special jerseys, akin to the Pro Combat jerseys the MSU football team wore in a 2011 game against Michigan--a game that MSU won, 28-14.
"We used a throwback uniform last year (at the Great Lakes Invitational) honoring the 1966 team," MSU head coach Tom Anastos said, via MSUSpartans.com. "I thought it would be appropriate to do something more futuristic and contemporary in this one."
The Nike jerseys are green with black trim and include bronze lettering and numbering. The front of the jersey features the bronze Spartan helmet logo. MSU will wear green helmets and black pants featuring a bronze logo with the jerseys.