Wisconsin’s rich tradition at the international hockey level continues this year, as a trio of Badgers were announced as part of the first 15 members of Team USA for the 2014 IIHF World Championships. Jake McCabe, Jake Gardiner and Craig Smith all will don the USA shirt in Minsk, Belarus from May 9-25.
While Jake McCabe and Michael Mersch both left Wisconsin after the NCAA loss to North Dakota, both are leaving on a high note in their collegiate careers as well. On Friday, the American Hockey Coaches Association named both as All-Americans. McCabe was tabbed a first team All-American, while Mersch leaves Wisconsin as a member of […]
Wisconsin hockey continues to be popular in the NHL this offseason, as it was announced on Tuesday that Badger defenseman Joe Faust signed an Amateur Try Out contract with the AHL’s Albany Devils. Albany is the affiliate of the NHL New Jersey Devils, who drafted Faust in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry […]
Wisconsin has seen its share of departures for the NHL, but on Saturday afternoon the biggest blow to the 2014-15 season occurred as sophomore forward Nic Kerdiles signed a contract with the team that drafted him in the 2nd round of the 2012 Entry Draft—the Anaheim Ducks.
Undrafted to Wisconsin captain to a professional hockey player—it’s safe to say former Wisconsin defenseman Frankie Simonelli has had a unique journey. On Thursday it was announced that Simonelli was signed to a Professional Try Out contract with the Boston Bruins organization.
On Wednesday it was announced that Wisconsin signee Jack Dougherty will represent Team USA at the U-18 World Championships. Dougherty is a 6’0″, 185-pound defenseman who is playing for the US National Development Team, which competes in the USHL. This season Dougherty has skated in 49 games, netting five goals, 12 assists and 17 points […]
Wisconsin suffered heartbreak at the hands of long-time rival North Dakota this past weekend, and that means it’s time for UW players to make some big-time decisions. Up first in that area is senior forward Michael Mersch, who signed a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings according to a release from UW Athletics. Mersch was […]
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team opened up its last home series of the season with a 5-2 win over Michigan State, Friday night at the Kohl Center. With the win, the Badgers tallied their 16th victory of the season at the Kohl Center, tying the school record for wins at the facility in a single […]
An early deficit proved to be too much to overcome as the No. 8 Wisconsin men’s hockey team fell to host Ohio State 2-1 on Friday night. The first period was all Buckeyes. Tyler Lundey scored just over two minutes into the game to draw first blood for OSU. Darik Angeli scored at 14:25 of […]
Fresh off a euphoric win over the top-ranked team in the land, the No. 12 Wisconsin men's hockey team fought its way to a 2-1 win over No. 1 Minnesota at the Kohl Center on Friday. For the second night in a row, it was the Badgers who drew first blood. Nic Kerdiles hustled to […]
During last night’s broadcast of the of the Badgers men’s hockey game against Minnesota, the Big Ten Network displayed the graphic above. On the surface, those numbers seem impressive and they are. However, if you delve into the numbers, the Big Ten’s hockey “legacy” is really the product of just three schools: Michigan, Minnesota, and […]
It may not have been pretty at times, but the No. 12 Wisconsin men’s hockey team turned in the performance it needed for a 2-1 win over top-ranked Minnesota at the Kohl Center on Thursday night. Despite being out-shot by Minnesota 32-19, Wisconsin was able to hand the Gophers their first loss in Big Ten […]
Without star forwards Tyler Barnes or Nic Kerdiles for the second game in a row, the Badgers struggled offensively for most of the night in a 2-2 tie with Michigan. The Wolverines won the shootout 1-0 and got the extra point after Michigan netminder Zach Nagelvoort kept Morgan Zulinick, Michael Mersch and Mark Zengerle from […]
The old idiom is that your best opportunity is often your opponents best opportunity too. On Friday night those words were prophetic as Wisconsin blew it's chances, and were made to pay in a 3-1 loss to Michigan in a battle for second place in the Big Ten. Wisconsin (14-8-1, 5-4-0-0 B1G) had the better […]
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team ended its 12-game homestand on a sour note with a 3-1 loss to Ohio State Saturday night at the Kohl Center. Mark Zengerle put the Badgers on the board midway through the second period with his third goal of the season, giving UW a 1-0 edge. Just under two minutes […]