July 29, 2014

Hockey Badgers take 8-game unbeaten streak into play

The Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey team (6-7-5, 4-5-5 WCHA) completes its season

Mike Eaves

Mike Eaves

series with Minnesota State (14-6-2, 8-6-0 WCHA) with a trip this weekend to Verizon Wireless Center for games tonight and Saturday.

The Mavericks picked up a pair of 4-2 wins over the Badgers at the Kohl Center back in November, but the Badgers weren’t anywhere close to full strength for that one.

AUDIO: Mike Eaves on pair of losses to the Mavericks earlier :15

The Badgers are riding an eight game unbeaten streak (5-0-3), its longest since the 2006 NCAA Championship season.

AUDIO: Mike Eaves on 5-0-3 after 1-7-2 start :14

The two teams are meeting for the 45th and 46th times in the all-time series.  Wisconsin is 6-11-3 all-time in Mankato and has never swept MSU on the road.