The Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey team (3-19-4, 1-9-2-2) captured its first Big Ten victory of the season, knocking off Ohio State 3-2 in the series finale at Schottenstein Center in Columbus on Saturday night.
Wisconsin’s Joseph LaBate forced a third period turnover in the right corner on the forecheck and fed Adam Rockwood with a perfect pass in the slot and saw the freshman bury a wrist shot past OSU goaltender Christian Frey for the game winner (his 2nd goal in the last three games).
LaBate also scored a goal, tying the game 2-2 Grant Besse scored his 10th goal of the season to get the Badgers on the board.
Joel Rumpel made 28 stops in-goal to earn the win for the Badgers.
The Badgers are back on home ice this coming weekend against Michigan State at the Kohl Center.