After falling behind early, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team rebounded to knock off Mercyhurst (5-5-2, 2-2-2 Atlantic Hockey) on Sunday at the Kohl Center.
Wisconsin (9-6-2, 3-2-1 Big Ten) outshot the Lakers 45-26 while recording 21 blocks to MU’s 14.
It was the Badgers’ first comeback victory this season, as the Lakers opened the scoring at the 16:23 mark of the first period. Mercyhurst took a 1-0 lead into the first period intermission.
Badger freshman forward Sean Dhooghe scored his second career goal at 1:31 of the second period on the power play. Dhooghe was crashing the net and jammed home a rebound to tie the game 1-1.
Wisconsin took the lead for good late in the second period when junior Seamus Malone picked up his own rebound and found the back of the net to make it 2-1.
Will Johnson and Jake Linhart scored third period goals for the Badgers to close out the scoring.
Malone ended with a goal and two assists, ending the weekend with four points.
Sophomore goaltender Jack Berry recorded 24 saves for his second win of the season.
The Badgers lost 3-2 to the Lakers on Saturday. They return to Big Ten play this weekend, heading to Minneapolis for Friday-Saturday games against the rival Gophers.