The 11th ranked Wisconsin men’s hockey team (13-7-0, 11-5-0 0-1-0 Big Ten) swept the Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-5-0, 11-5-0 0-0-0 Big Ten), pulling out a 8-1 win in their series finale in Minneapolis on Saturday night. The win pushes the Badgers into first place in the Big Ten standings, one-point better than the Gophers.
Six different Badgers scored goals as UW outscored Minnesota 12-2 in the two-game weekend series.
The Badgers went on the power play just four minutes into the game and quickly found the net when Roman Ahcan tipped a Cole Caufield shot past Jack LaFontaine for an early 1-0 lead. Dylan Holloway also scored on the power-play at 8:25 of the first period to put the Badgers up 2-0.
After Minnesota cut the lead to 2-1, Ty Emberson put the Badgers up by two again with his first goal of the season.
Ty Pelton-Byce scored a quick goal just 42 seconds into the second period to put the Badgers up 4-1. Roman Ahcan added his second goal of the game a short time later and Jack Gorniak finished the second period scoring, giving the [Read more…]