Granato adding to his 2018-19 recruiting class in a big way

Four more players have committed to play college hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday August 4, 2016. All four players will join the Badgers for the 2018-2019 season. The first commit came from Shattuck St. Mary’s forward Sam Stevens. Stevens announced his decision via twitter: The next came from Sampo Ranta, also a forward, […]


Wisconsin hockey adds fourth signee to fall class

Wisconsin men’s hockey coach Tony Granato announced Monday that Swedish defenseman, Philip Nyberg has signed to play hockey in Madison this upcoming fall. According to a statement released by the team, Nyberg, who is from Kalskrona, Sweden, joins Wisconsin after playing all of last year for Linköping HC J20 in Sweeden’s SuperElit leaugue. Granato was […]


Tony Granato putting his stamp on Badgers hockey early on

Tony Granato took on the job as Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach just over two months ago, but he has sure been quick to act and make this program his own in those short two months. After letting five players go from the program this offseason late last week, Granato and his staff have added […]


Five players will not return UW hockey team for 2016-17 season

Five UW men’s hockey players will not be returning to the team for the 2016-2017 season according to newly named head coach, Tony Granato. Todd Milewski of the Madison Capitol Times reported via twitter last week that Granato has removed five players including four forwards and one goalie from the team. All five players had […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Assistant coach Tony Granato and head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Dream team trio set to right ship of Badgers men’s hockey

In the world of college hockey, the Wisconsin Badgers are one of the blue blood programs – winning six national championships (third most in D1 history) and making 26 appearances in the NCAA tournament since the modern era began for the Badgers in 1963. That tradition is gone as of late, thanks to two of […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 15: Head coach Mark Osiecki of the Ohio State Buckeys looks on from the bench while playing the Michigan Wolverines during the Frozen Diamond Faceoff at Progressive Field on January 15, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

5 Names Badgers hockey need to consider in replacing Mike Eaves

Barry Alvarez and the Wisconsin Badgers athletic department staff are now tasked with finding its second head coach in as many weeks, after firing both Bobbie Kelsey (women’s basketball) and Mike Eaves (men’s hockey) following early exits from their respective Big Ten tournaments. Lat week we focused on five names UW should be looking at […]

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 21: Mike Eaves of the Wisconsin Badgers looks on during the semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship against the Penn State Nittany Lions on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Badgers hockey at crossroads with Mike Eaves not retained

After winning just 12 games in the past two seasons, what was long rumored became official on Friday morning. Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves will not be retained by AD Barry Alvarez. It was a brutal end to a 14-year career as the head coach, which included a 2006 national championship, a runner-up […]


Badgers Hockey Preview: Penn State in Big Ten tournament edition

The Basics: 🕓  4 p.m. CT 📺  BTN 🖥  BTN2Go 📻 All-Time Series: PSU leads 8-7-0 Season Series: PSU won 3-1 About Penn State: Record: 20-12-4 (10-9-1-1 B1G) Head Coach: Guy Gadowsky Record (59-67-10) 4th season Notable: Penn State is on a two-game losing streak in the Big Ten tournament, including a loss to Wisconsin […]


Wisconsin holds on late to win at Minnesota

Wisconsin held a two-goal lead going into the third period but a crazy ending had the Badgers clinging to a 4-3 win over Minnesota Friday night. The name of the game in the first two periods was the power play. Minnesota would strike first on the first power play thank to Leon Bristedt. Bristedt fired […]

On Feb. 18, 2011, a Minnesota player punches a member of the UW-Madison team during a men's hockey game between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Minnesota at the Kohl Center. Minnesota won the game 5-2. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Series preview: Wisconsin and Minnesota face off in border battle

The Matchup: Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Dates: Friday/Saturday, March 11/12  7 PM CT Location: Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis, MN Ice Surface: 200’ X 100’ TV: Friday- WatchEspn Saturday- BTN Radio: Friday- WTSO-AM 1070. Saturday- WIBA-AM 1310 Video Stream: Friday- WatchESPN, Saturday-BTN Audio Stream: (Free) All-Time Series: 90-163-23 (UW Trails) Last Meeting: Loss 9-2 About Minnesota Record: […]

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Wisconsin holds on to beat Penn State

The Wisconsin men’s hockey team sent its seniors off in style Saturday night beating Penn State by a score of 4-3 to earn its second wins in the Big Ten season in the final home game of the 2015-2016 season. Wisconsin responded nicely to an early goal by Penn State by following it up with […]

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 21: Matthew Skoff #31 of the Penn State Nittany Lions blocks a shot by Tyler Barnes #7 of the Wisconsin Badgers as Luke Juha #4 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during the third period of the semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 2-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Penn State survives late surge to beat Wisconsin

Despite a late third period surge, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team could not overcome a one goal deficit to 14th ranked Penn State Friday night, as they fell 2-1 at the Kohl Center. Penn State’s power play unit was on display in the first period of play. After 90 seconds on the man advantage with […]

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 21: Morgan Zulinick #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers controls the puck against Penn State Nittany Lions during the second period of the semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Series preview: Wisconsin hosts Penn State in final home series

The Matchup: Penn State vs. Wisconsin Dates: Friday/Saturday, March 4/5  7 PM CT Location: Kohl Center Ice Surface: 200’ X 97’ TV: Friday- ASN Saturday- None Radio: WIBA AM 1310 Video Stream: Friday- BTN2go app Saturday-BTNplus ($) Audio Stream: (Free) All-Time Series: 6-7-0 (UW Trails) Last Meeting: 4-1 Penn State over Wisconsin About Penn […]

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Badgers hockey blow late lead in tie with Ohio State

Wisconsin came in to its road series with Ohio State looking to snap a 10-game losing streak in Big Ten play, but it will have to wait another day. Two late Buckeyes goals, including one in the final minute of regulation meant what should’ve been a win turned in to a 4-4 tie. However, the […]

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Badgers hockey swept in dramatic fashion by visiting Spartans

No one can accuse this Badgers team of quitting, but effort hasn’t equaled positive results for Mike Eaves’ crew this season. That was once again on display in the series finale against Michigan State, as the Badgers saw a comeback attempt turn in to a late 3-1 third period loss. After battling back from an […]


Wisconsin Falls Short Against Michigan State

The Wisconsin Men’s Hockey team could not complete the comeback Friday night against Michigan State, losing 4-3 to the Spartans after giving up the game-winning goal with less than five minutes left in the game. The Badgers out played the Spartans in virtually every category of the game. Wisconsin outshot MSU 37 to 21, won […]


Series Preview: Wisconsin and Michigan State Jostle for Big Ten Standings

The Matchup: Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Dates: Friday/Saturday, February 19/20 8 PM CT Location: Kohl Center Ice Surface: 200’ X 97’ TV: Friday — BTN; Saturday — None Radio: WIBA AM 1310 Video Stream: Friday — BTN2go app; Saturday — BTNplus ($) Audio Stream: (Free) All-Time Series: 47-50-3 (UW Trails) Last Meeting: 3-0 Wisconsin […]

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Kunin leads Wisconsin to High Scoring Tie

The Wisconsin Men’s Hockey team scored three late goals in all three periods to force a tie against 6th ranked Michigan Wolverines Saturday night at the Kohl Center in Madison. Michigan’s Tyler Motte opened up the scoring less than 4 minutes into the game. Motte, who tallied his 11th straight point with the goal finished […]


Wisconsin Worked by Michigan in Series Opener

The Wisconsin Badgers kept it respectable, but could not handle the Michigan Wolverine’s offense, losing 4-1 Friday evening at the Kohl Center. Things did not look good from the jump for the Badgers as the Wolverines found the back of the net less than 5 minutes into the game. Michigan’s JT Compher sent a slap […]


Wisconsin Hockey Records Nice Non Conference Win

Forward Ryan Wagner and the rest of the Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey team poured on the offense in the second period Friday night at the Kohl Center, beating the Alaska Nanooks 4-3 in non-conference matchup. The game started out slow, after the first period the teams had combined for a total of 19 shots. Wisconsin’s […]

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 21: The helmets for the Wisconsin Badgers sit on the bench before the semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Penn State Nittany Lions on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Badgers hockey needs new leadership, but will it actually come?

“Hockey” Bob Johnson’s name adorns the ice rink at the Kohl Center. The former Badger coach was famous for winning at all levels of hockey and for one of the most famous sayings in sports, “It’s a great day for hockey.” As the Wisconsin Badgers of the 2015-16 season take to the ice that has […]