The Wisconsin Badgers have a rich history when it comes to the NCAA Frozen Four. They’re playing later today in their 11th Frozen Four and the Badgers will be chasing their 7th Frozen Four Championship.
Wisconsin last won it in 2006, a year when the teams upperclassmen dominated play. This years 6-seniors are trying to create their own legacy as well, hoping to win the schools 7th National title.
Wisconsin takes a 27-10-4 record into the National semifinals, while RIT is 28-11-1. The Tigers are riding the nations longest win streak at 12 games.
The Badgers have a successful past in Detroit. Of their 6 NCAA championships, 2 of them have come in the motor city. Wisconsin leads the nation in goals scored (163), but their success may greatly depend on goaltending. Some feel that Scott Gudmandson may not be good enough. But Gudmandson has raised his play of late, going 5-1 in the post season with a 2.02 goals against average.. Gudmandson’s overall numbers on the year are 19-4-4 with a .915 saves percentage and a 2.32 goals against average.
Miami of Ohio and Boston College meet in the second semifinal tonight with the winners to meet in Saturday’s Frozen Four Championship.
[Bill Scott previews today’s game 1:16]