Wisconsin sophomore goaltender Joel Rumpel stopped 64 of 66 shots on goal
and recorded a shutout while leading the Badger men’s hockey team to a 2-0 win and a 2-2 tie (OT) against Minnesota-Duluth.
Rumpel blanked UMD on Friday with a 29-save effort for his fourth career shutout and second in five games dating to last season. He also held the Bulldogs scoreless on two power plays, including a five-minute major late in the third.
On Saturday, Rumpel returned to the nets and recorded 35 saves in the overtime tie, with double-digit save totals in three periods. The Badgers trailed 2-0 in the third, but Rumpel kept his team in the game, despite a 26-10 UMD shot advantage. He also stopped UMD on all five power-play chances.
Rumpel has now allowed two goals or less in nine of his last 10 games dating back to last season. He is 1-1-1 this season with a 1.30 goals-against average and a .954 save percentage.