October 23, 2014

Hockey Badgers open final WCHA season with a victory

The Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey team will be shifting to the Big Ten Conference next season.  They opened their final WCHA

Joel Rumpel

campaign last night with a 2-0 win over Minnesota-Duluth at Amsoil Arena in Duluth last night.

Wisconsin junior center Mark Zengerle assisted on a goal by junior right-winger Tyler Barnes in the first period, then scored on a power play in the second for the only two goals of the game. 

Sophomore goaltender Joel Rumpel kept the Bulldogs from scoring in a 29-save effort.  Rumpel recorded his 4th career shutout for Mike Eaves Badgers, who improved to 1-2 on the season and 1-0 in the WCHA.

The final game of the 2-game series is tonight in Duluth.