Freshman goalie Jack Berry, making his first career start, stopped all 22 shots he faced, leading the Wisconsin Badgers to a 2-0 win over the Northern Michigan Wildcats on Saturday night at the Kohl Center.
The Holly, Michigan native came on in relief in Friday night’s 5-2 loss to NMU and stopped all six shots he faced in a period and a half of play. Head coach Tony Granato gave him the start on Saturday night.
Berry’s shutout marked the first time a Badger goalie blanked the opposing team in his first career start since Bernd Bruckler defeated Wayne State 5-0 on Oct. 20, 2001.
The game was scoreless until late in the second period when Luke Kunin scored his fifth goal of the year, on the power play, to give the Badgers a one-goal lead heading into the second intermission.
Cameron Hughes scored a power play goal with 1:05 left in the third period to give the Badgers the two-goal lead.
The Badgers (5-3-0, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) will have a bye next weekend and will return to action for a home series against Merrimack on Nov. 18-19.