Six national titles. Eleven conference tournament championships. Twelve Frozen Fours. The Wisconsin men’s hockey team has had no shortage of success during its existence. To honor its great history and its 50th anniversary season in the modern era, Wisconsin will wear a commemorative patch on the left shoulder of its sweater this upcoming season. [UWBadgers.com: Men’s hockey to celebrate 50th season in the modern era] The circular patch features the state of Wisconsin on a white background, with “Wisconsin,” written out how it is on the front of the team’s iconic sweater, and a “50” on it. The bottom of
It’s official: That college hockey doubleheader called the Hockey City Classic at Chicago’s Soldier Field, featuring a game between Wisconsin and Minnesota, is set for February 17, 2013. Watch our interview with Minnesota’s Zach Budish now and check out the event’s website, Twitter account (@HkyCityClassic), and Facebook page for more updates and information. Also, check out our interview with Wisconsin’s Frankie Simonelli in this post. Notre Dame plays Miami (Ohio) in the other game, although the game times and TV partner have yet to be announced. Tickets for the Hockey City Classic go on sale to the general public on
It’s been talked about and reported on for months but now it’s official: Two Big Ten men’s hockey teams will play a game at Chicago’s Soldier Field next winter as part of the inaugural Hockey City Classic. The doubleheader will feature Notre Dame vs. Miami (Ohio) and Minnesota vs. Wisconsin. There will be Wednesday news conference in Chicago where more details should be released, including the date and time of the game. It figures to be somewhere on or around the weekend of Feb. 16, 2013. Most college hockey fans know that outdoor hockey is nothing new for the Big
Men’s hockey will become an official Big Ten sport in the 2013-14 academic year, so with that in mind, the Big Ten Conference office announced Thursday that its tournaments will be held at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn., in 2014 and 2016, and at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., in 2015 and 2017. The inaugural Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament will be held March 20-22, 2014, at Xcel Energy Center. The tournament moves to Joe Louis Arena the following year and will be held March 19-21, 2015, and March 16-18, 2017, in Detroit. The 2016 event
(AP) Sarah Erickson scored two goals, Noora Raty stopped 42 shots and Minnesota beat Wisconsin 4-2 in the NCAA women’s hockey final on Sunday. Amanda Kessel and Emily West also scored for Minnesota, which won its third national title and first since the 2004-05 season. After falling behind 2-0 midway through the first period, Wisconsin (33-5-2) rallied behind goals from Stefanie McKeough and Brooke Ammerman. The Badgers had an opportunity to grab the lead at the end of the first, but failed to score on a 5-on-3 power play. The Gophers (34-5-2) regained the momentum at the end of the
The Internet’s hockey fans are abuzz today because it’s the 32nd anniversary of the day the U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet Union on the way to winning the gold medal (USA Hockey is doing a number of things on their Facebook page). The observation of the anniversary reminded us of two things related to the Big Ten. First, we recently profiled the late Herb Brooks on “Big Ten Icons” and you can watch the clip in this post. But secondly, take a look at the full roster of that 1980 team (there’s a full roster at USAHockey.com). Brooks
Brendan Woods was the lone goal scorer for Wisconsin in their 5-1 loss to St. Cloud State on Friday night. The teams play the second game of their back-back weekend series on Saturday. Read a full recap at uwbadgers.com.
Several Big Ten teams around the conference were in action on Friday night, including the Michigan-Northwestern wrestling match. In the season opening Big Ten dual, the Wolverines came out on top 28-9 over Northwestern. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for a wrap-up from a wrestling showdown between Ohio State and Nebraska and an interview from the women’s hockey match-up between Wisconsin and Minnesota game. Nebraska wrestling team topped the Buckeyes, 18-16: Also, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team beat Minnesota Gophers, 4-3:
The top-ranked Minnesota men’s hockey team rebounded from a 3-1 loss on Friday night to give head coach Don Lucia his 300th career win behind the Gopher bench with a 4-1 road victory over Wisconsin at the Kohl Center on Saturday. After carrying the play through 40 minutes, UM used a three-goal third period to seal the win. Watch highlights of that game now. Read full recaps at GopherSports.com and UWBadgers.com. Don’t forget to bookmark our Olympic Sports TV schedule, and our hockey, volleyball, field hockey, men’s soccer and women’s soccer page’s so you don’t miss any upcoming action.