MICHAEL MERSCH NEWS

Badgers McCabe, Mersch Named All-Americans ☆

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 the second team. With those honors, the duo becomes...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake McCabe leaves Badgers for Buffalo Sabers ☆

Michael Mersch signing with the Los Angeles Kings was gravy on top of a stellar senior season. However, on Wednesday the Badgers hockey program took a big hit for the 2014-15 season as Jake McCabe signed his three-year, entry level contract with the team that drafted him—the Buffalo Sabers. McCabe is expected to make an immediate debut for the Sabers on Thursday in St. Louis, as...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mersch Signs With Los Angeles Kings

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 a 2011 fourth round draft pick of the Kings and...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mersch's well-timed goals lead Badgers over Penn State

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Timing was everything for Michael Mersch. The Wisconsin senior scored twice in Friday's Big Ten tournament semifinal game, and it was all the scoring the Badgers needed in a 2-1 victory over Penn State. As big as Mersch's 21st and 22nd goals of the season were for Wisconsin, it was when he scored them that made a big difference. Underdog Penn State took...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey doubles up Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The fifth-ranked Wisconsin men's hockey squad doubled up host Penn State on Friday night, winning by a 4-2 margin. Wisconsin (20-9-2, 11-5-1 Big Ten) dominated the first 35 minutes of the contest before surviving a Penn State (6-23-2, 2-14-1 Big Ten) onslaught over the final 25 minutes to win. Wisconsin got first-period goals from Michael Mersch and Tyler...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey blanks Michigan State in Saturday finale

MADISON, Wis. -- The power play continued to serve the Wisconsin men's hockey squad well on Saturday night, leading to a 2-0 victory over Michigan State, in front of an announced crowd of 15,359. Joseph LaBate got eighth-ranked Wisconsin (19-9-2 overall, 10-5-1-0 Big Ten) rolling, tallying his power-play goal at 7:17 of the first period. Then, after Michael Mersch added a power...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Men's Hockey: Badgers Oust Spartans

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 season. The two teams skated to a 1-1 draw after the opening 20 minutes. Lee Reimer...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey overwhelms Michigan State, 5-2

MADISON, Wis. -- The eighth-ranked Wisconsin men's hockey squad made relatively quick work of visiting Michigan State on Friday night, winning by a 5-2 margin. After Michigan State seized a 1-0 lead by 6 minutes, 52 seconds of the opening period, the host Badgers rattled off four unanswered goals to wrestle away all momentum. Standout Michael Mersch tallied two goals during the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Men's hockey: Badgers edged by Buckeyes

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 the first to make it 2-0 Ohio State heading into the first intermission. It proved...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey falls at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Wisconsin men's hockey squad got several scoring chances but rarely capitalized on Friday night, leading to a 2-1 setback at Ohio State. Wisconsin lost despite rattling off 30 shots on goal, leaving its all-time record on Valentine's Day at an eye-opening 2-15-1. Ohio State jumped out to a quick, 2-0 lead by the 14:25 mark of the first period, when...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Short week has Gophers on road to Madison

The border battle faces off in Wisconsin on Thursday and Friday. Everyone loves a good dustup between the No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers and the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers so this week's tilts in "Mad Town" ought to be good. The Gophers badly need to avoid another sluggish start like their embarrassing first period against Michigan State last Friday. Although it wasn...
Via Fox Sports North
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers can't hang on to early lead, record 2-2 tie with Michigan

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 scoring. The first period was a clinic in goaltending...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wisconsin F goes behind the back for nice goal

Wisconsin Badgers forward Michael Mersch showed off his filthy hands with this beauty against Michigan. To pass it behind his own back to himself and then to bury it in the net is simply SportsCenter Top 10 worthy. [Andy Johnson] The post Wisconsin’s Michael Mersch scores phenomenal goal vs. Michigan appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mersch leads Badgers over Michigan in return to B1G action

The Badgers played a conference game for the first time in over a month on Friday night, renewing a very old rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines. A crowd of 9,499 witnessed history as the Badgers' Michael Mersch recorded the school's first ever hat trick in Big Ten play, leading Wisconsin to an entertaining 5-2 victory over No. 8 Michigan.  One has to wonder where Wisconsin...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Paced by Mersch's hat trick, Badgers hockey tops Michigan

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 14-ranked University of Wisconsin men's hockey squad topped visiting Michigan, 5-2 on Friday night at the Kohl Center, led by star Michael Mersch's hat trick. The Badgers (12-6-1, 3-2-0-0 Big Ten) surged out to a quick, 2-0 lead in the first period, off goals from Mersch and Grant Besse. Then, following a scoreless second period, Jefferson Dahl, who...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey endures narrow loss to Alaska-Anchorage

MADISON -- The 13th-ranked Wisconsin men's hockey squad endured a 3-2 setback at the hands of visiting Alaska-Anchorage Friday night, in front of 8,411 at the Kohl Center. The loss snapped Wisconsin's six-game winning streak. Alaska-Anchorage claimed control of this nonconference tilt by late in the second period, when Blake Tatchell scored to hand the Seawolves (9-8-2 overall...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers men's hockey outlasts Colorado College

MADISON -- Senior forward Tyler Barnes lit the lamp in overtime Saturday night, propelling No. 15 Wisconsin past Colorado College, 4-3, in men's hockey action. Wisconsin overcame an early 2-0 deficit to improve its record to 8-5-1 overall. Brad Navin led the Badgers' offense, producing two assists and one goal. Michael Mersch and Jefferson Dahl also scored goals for Wisconsin...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 15 Wisconsin knocks off Colorado College, 4-1

The No. 15-ranked University of Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey team took on former WCHA foes the Colorado College Tigers at the Kohl Center, ending the Tigers' longest undefeated streak of the season. After a first period with plenty of looks but no goals, Joseph LaBate got the Badgers on the board first with a power play goal midway through the second period. CC's A...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Men's Hockey: Penn State Series Preview

The Matchup: No. 17 Wisconsin vs. Penn State When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Where: Madison, Wis. – Kohl Center (15,359) Ice Sheet: 200' x 93’ TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin alternate Radio: WIBA – 1310 AM (or other Badger Radio Network affiliates)  All-Time Series: Series tied 1-1-0 About the Nittany Lions  ...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Men's Hockey: Minnesota Series Preview

The Matchup: No. 12 Wisconsin at No. 1 Minnesota When: Friday, Nov. 29, 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m. Where: Minneapolis, Minn. – Mariucci Arena (10,000) Ice Sheet: 200' x 100’ TV: Friday: ESPNU; Saturday: Fox Sports Wisconsin Radio: Friday: WIBA-AM 1310; Saturday: WTSO-AM 1070 All-Time Series: Minnesota leads 157-88-21 (88-28-8 in Minneapolis...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Late goal gives Wisconsin men's hockey 3-2 victory

OXFORD, Ohio -- The No. 12-ranked Wisconsin men's hockey squad clawed out a 3-2, comeback victory over No. 8 Miami (Ohio) Saturday night. The Badgers (4-3-1) netted three goals against a hot goalie Saturday, dropping Miami to 7-4-1 on the young season. The Badgers jumped on the board first when Jake McCabe, the nations highest-scoring defenseman, added to his season total when...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin men's hockey rallies for 3-all tie

MADISON -- The No. 12-ranked Wisconsin men's hockey squad clawed out a 3-3 tie against No. 13 Lake Superior State Friday night. The Badgers (2-2-1) fell behind early, yielding three goals in the first 4:09 of the contest, but eventually fought back to post the tie. Senior Tyler Barnes tallied two key, third-period goals for Wisconsin. Fellow Badgers senior Michael Mersch scored...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers dig hole, climb out of it in 3-3 tie with Lake State

Wisconsin had last week off after a bad weekend in Boston, and it appeared as if the time off didn't do much good as the Badgers (2-2-1) dug themselves a 3-0 hole, only to shoot their way back to a 3-3 tie with Lake Superior State (4-0-1) on Friday night at the Kohl Center.  The game ended in a draw, even though Lake Superior State beat Wisconsin in the shootout at the end...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Men's Hockey: LSSU Series Preview

The Matchup: No. 13/12 Wisconsin vs. No. 12/13 Lake Superior State When: Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2,  7 p.m. Where: Madison, Wis.- Kohl Center (15,237) Ice Sheet: 200' x 97' TV: Wisconsin Chanel (check local listings) Radio: WIBA-AM 1310 (Or other Badgers Radio Network Affiliates) All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads 3-1-1 (2-0-1 in Madison...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers men's hockey falls to Boston U.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Boston University handed Wisconsin's men's hockey squad a one-sided, 7-3 defeat Saturday night. Boston University, ranked 15th nationally, jumped out to a 3-1 advantage by midway through the second period and never looked back, giving second-ranked Wisconsin (2-2-0) an eye-opening setback. Boston (3-1-0) was led by Cason Hohmann, who produced three assists...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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