Tony Granato

Tony Granato

The Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey team scored four power-play goals and bounced back from a season opening loss on Friday night to knock off the Northern Michigan Wildcats 6-5 at the Resch Center in Green Bay on Saturday night.

Trent Frederic scored the game-winning goal for Wisconsin (1-1) on the power play at 11:36 to break a 5-5 tie.

Corbin McGuire scored twice for the Badgers.  Luke Kunin and Seamus Malone both had a goal and an assist.  Grant Besse had three assists and JD Greenway tallied two assists.

Robbie Payne had two goals and three assists to lead Northern Michigan (1-1).

The Badgers finished 4-for-8 on the power play, while Northern Michigan went 1-for-4.

Matt Jurusik made 25 saves in goal to help Tony Granato secure his first victory as the head coach of the Badgers.   It’s the first win for Wisconsin against Northern Michigan since 2013.


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