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Friday marked the 162nd meeting between the Wisconsin men’s hockey team and North Dakota.
Considering that the contest marked the second-to-last time that the two heated rivals would meet as conference foes, the ending seemed oddly appropriate.
UW and UND skated to a 1-1 tie and Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Danny Kristo lit the lamp just 25 seconds into the second period to give UND a 1-0 edge.
The advantage was short-lived as Michael Mersch knotted the game at 1-1 13 seconds late with his 16th goal of the season.
Neither team managed a goal in the remaining 39:22 , but that doesn’t mean that they both didn’t have their chances to pull ahead.
The Badgers gained a big-time chance when Drake Caggiula went off for checking from behind with 3:30 left in the game. The infraction, which resulted in a five-minute major penalty, put Wisconsin on the power play for the second time in the game. But, UW failed to convert.
After the Cardinal and White spoiled ...
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The Badgers and UND exchange pleasantries at the end of the game. I don't think these two teams were asking each other where they were going to meet after the game. Badger forward Michael Mersch needs to be suspended and I expect that he will when the WCHA reviews this film. There is no way to defend Mersch's actions, that's not acceptable in any league. There is conclusive...
The Wisconsin men's hockey squad skated to a 1-all tie with tradition-rich North Dakota Friday night.
The Badgers knotted things at 1-1 at 0:38 of the second period, off a goal from standout Michael Mersch that was assisted by Mark Zengerle and Joseph LaBate. From there, solid goaltending from both squads ensured the game remained tied throughout an extra session.
The Matchup: No. 19 Wisconsin at No. 7/8 North Dakota
When: Friday Feb. 1 (7:30 p.m. CT) & Saturday Jan. 19 (7 p.m. CT)
Where: Ralph Engelstad Arena (11,634)- Grand Forks, ND.
Ice Sheet: 200' x 85'
TV: Fox College Sports
All-Time Series: UW leads 86-64-11
Last Meeting: UND 4, UW 2 (Jan. 28, 2012)- Michael Mersch collected two late goals, but it...