Trent Frederic

Trent Frederic

A third period rally came up short for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (2-2-0, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) as they dropped the second game of the weekend series 8-5 against Boston College (2-2, 0-0-0-0 Hockey East).

The Badgers fell behind 6-2 in the second period, but rallied to pull within one at 6-5.  But forced to pull their goaltender, the Badgers saw the Eagles score a pair of empty net goals to pull out the win.

The Badgers got third period goals from Cameron Hughes, Grant Besse and Ryan Wagner to pull within a goal.

Wisconsin killed off all six Boston College power plays and didn’t allow a power play goal in the series.  They are now 21-for-23 on the penalty kill, good for a 91 percent efficiency.

Freshman Trent Frederic, who scored four points on the night, netted his second goal of the year with a first period power play goal.

Another freshman, defenseman JD Greenway scored his first goal as a Badger to tie the game at two goals apiece.

The Badgers will remain at home next weekend for an exhibition game against the USA National U-18 team on Friday night.

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