Wisconsin Badger goaltender Joel Rumpel pitched a 47-save shutout at Michigan Tech on Saturday night at the Kohl Center and today was named the Big Ten’s Third Star of the Week.
It’s the 10th career shutout for Rumpel, moving hin into second place by himself on UW’s career shutout list behind Brian Elliott’s 16 total shutouts.
The night before, Rumpel stopped just three of his first six shots before being pulled in a game the Badgers wound up losing 8-1.
Saturday, Rumpel made 25 saves in the third period alone, on the way to a 47-save shutout that ranks No. 2 all-time at UW when ranking save totals for a shutout.
The victory for Rumpel was the 51st of his career, tying him for fifth at Wisconsin with All-Americans Brian Elliott, Bernd Bruckler and Julian Baretta.
The Badgers return to home ice this coming weekend against Boston University.