October 23, 2014

Badger hockey sweeps Minnesota State in OT thriller

John Ramage did it again.  The Wisconsin hockey defenseman scored the overtime game winning goal with 6.2 seconds left to give the Badgers a  2-1

John Ramage

John Ramage

win over Minnesota State on Saturday night.  It moved the Badgers past the Mavericks into 6th place in the WCHA, tied with Minnesota-Duluth.  The win also put the Badgers (8-7-5 overall, 6-5-5 WCHA) above .500 for the first time this season.

After a scoreless first period, former Mr. Hockey in Wisconsin, Jefferson Dahl put the Badgers in front 1-0 with a goal at 16:55.

Matt Leitner tied the game 1-1 with a goal midway through the third.

Then in overtime, it was time for Ramage to play hero for Wisconsin again, extending Wisconsin’s unbeaten streak to 10 games (7-0-3), earned its sixth straight win and third straight series sweep.  The weekend sweep was also the first ever in Mankato by the Badgers.

The Badgers return to the Kohl Center this coming weekend and will face Miami (Ohio) in a two-game series.