Badger men upset Denver, Badger women upset by Ohio StateWisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team knocked off No. 10 Denver 5-3 in their final home game of the regular season Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak. But the women's team had their seven-game winning streak snapped by Ohio State 3-2 earlier in the afternoon at the Kohl Center.
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team knocked off No. 10 Denver 5-3 in their final home game of the regular season Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak. But the women's team had their seven-game winning streak snapped by Ohio State 4-2 earlier in the afternoon at the Kohl Center.
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team blew open a close 2-1 game with three scores in the third period enroute to a 5-2 victory over Denver. The win stopped a five-game losing streak for the Badgers and earned the home team a split of the weekend series. Wisconsin’s record is 13-15-2, including 8-14-2 in the WCHA. Five different players found the back of the net. The Pioneers scored the first goal of the game and trailed by a single goal entering the final period. Mark Zengerle got Wisconsin on the scoreboard with a goal at 6:39 of the second period. That tied the score at 1-1, then Brendan Woods put the Badgers ahead to stay. Keegan Meuer made it 3-1 early in the final period, but Denver answered 21 seconds later. Goals by sophomore Michael Mersch and Justin Schultz wrapped up the scoring in front of the 41st sellout crowd for a hockey game in the history of the Kohl Center.
Ohio State scored three times in the first period to take the wind out of the crowd at the Kohl Center Saturday afternoon. The 4-2 Buckeye victory ruined senior night for the Badgers, who had clinched first place in the WCHA standings Friday. The Wisconsin women’s hockey team will host Minnesota State next weekend in the first round of the playoffs. Wisconsin finished the season with a record of 29-3-2, including 23-3-2-1 in conference play. After the hot start by Ohio State, Brooke Ammerman and Carolyn Prevost scored goals to cut the lead to one, 3-2, but the Badgers never were able to tie the score. Ohio State scored an empty-net goal will less than 30 seconds left.