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Future Badgers Dougherty and Berkovitz drafted into NHL

The incoming class for the Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey gained a little more notoriety on Saturday. Two future Badgers, Jack Dougherty and Matt Berkovitz, were selected on the second day on the NHL Draft. Dougherty, a defenseman, was picked by the Nashville Predators in the second round with the 51st overall pick. Berkovitz, a defenseman from Ashwaubenon, Wis., was a fifth...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey closes regular season with 4-3 road win

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Wisconsin men's hockey squad closed its regular season in style on Saturday afternoon, holding off Michigan State by a 4-3 margin. One night after enduring an overtime setback in East Lansing, the Badgers (22-10-2 overall, 13-6-1-0 Big Ten) played with purpose on Saturday, bolting out to a decisive early advantage. Wisconsin seized a 4-0 lead by late...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Men's hockey: Badgers Edge No. 1 Gophers, Earn Sweep

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 a loose puck and tipped it to Grant Besse, who found the biscuit at the right faceoff dot and buried...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State’s struggles continue against Wisconsin

Game one versus the Badgers last Friday night was simple not a pretty game to watch. The Nittany Lions were thoroughly outplayed in all facets of the game. The Badgers out shot Penn State by a 43-28 margin and the Lions went 0-for-3 on the powerplay, while Wisconsin finished 0-for-4 on the power play. Badger netminder Joel Rumpel turned aside 27 shots for the 7-1 victory. Wisconsin...
Via Flyers Faithful
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

On the Blue Line: Can Badgers youth be key to hockey success?

Welcome to the newest feature in our expanding Badger hockey coverage, a segment we are calling "On the Blue line," were our hockey folks take a few topics and debate each week. Participating are our Andy Coppens and Avery Walker.  Hope you enjoy and let's get this party started....  Andy: Nic Kerdiles & Grant Besse were the only two guys to score in...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Men's Hpckey: Badgers Edge Wildcats, Earn Sweep

A late third-period goal by true freshman Grant Besse helped life the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team to a 2-1 win over Northern Michigan Saturday night at the Kohl Center.  For the second straight game, it was the Badgers who got on the board first. Nic Kerdiles did the honors for the home team when he scorched the twine on a clapper from just inside the blue...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey sweeps Northern Michigan

MADISON -- A night after posting its first win in a season-opening game since the 2007-08 campaign, third-ranked Wisconsin held off Northern Michigan by a 2-1 margin in men's hockey action Saturday. The win gave Wisconsin its first season-opening sweep since 2004-05. Wisconsin (2-0-0) got goals from Nic Kerdiles and Grant Besse in its win, which took place in front of 9,516...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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