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02.21.2012 | | Posted at 03:17 PM
By Nicole
The Admirals announced this week that they have extended their contract with the Predators to be their top developmental affiliate through 2013-2014 season. The contract includes a mutual option for the following season. The current season is the 14th during which the two teams have been aligned. It has been fruitful for the Admirals, who have an above .500 winning percentage over the life of the ...
02.17.2012 | | Posted at 02:24 PM
By Nicole
The Predators announced today that they traded Blake Geoffrion to the Montreal Canadiens. Geoffrion is a former Badger and winner of the Hobey Baker Award. Though he started the season in Nashville, he was injured early on and hasn't made it back to the NHL in a few months, spending time with the AHL Milwaukee Admirals. Geoffrion played 22 games with the Predators this season. He registered three ...
02.16.2012 | | Posted at 09:03 PM
By Nicole
I'll admit I don't know bupkus about D-3 hockey, but this week the five UW system schools that are a part of the NCHA have announced they'll be breaking away and forming their own conference. This is both in men's and women's hockey. The schools are UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Superior and UW-Stout and they'll be starting the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Hockey Conference. On ...
02.06.2012 | | Posted at 10:11 PM
By Nicole
The Big Ten Hockey Conference hasn't stated playing yet, but their proposal for conference playoffs had caused quite a few ripples in the Wisconsin sports landscape. The Badgers' current conference, the WCHA, holds their conference playoff, the Final Five is always played at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Badgers have never before had to worry about needing to use the Kohl Cent...
01.31.2012 | | Posted at 04:50 PM
By Nicole
The last three NCAA attendance records have been set by Wisconsin Women's Hockey. They set it at the Camp Randall outdoor game in 2010 with 8,263 in attendance. They set it again at least year's fill the bowl with 10,668. And they broke their own record once again Saturday night as 12,402 people paid to see them beat Bemidji State 1-0. Those numbers are astounding when you realize that the Badgers...
01.14.2012 | | Posted at 12:07 AM
By Nicole
Ealier this evening Andy Baggot, the Badger hockey beat writer for the Wisconsin State Journal/Madison.com tweeted that an outdoor hockey game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Minnesota Gophers at Soldier Field in Chicago was a possiblity being discussed. Baggot came back later in the evening with a column about the topic that says the game would be scheduled for February 16, 2013 and that it...
12.21.2011 | | Posted at 05:25 PM
By Nicole
It's not an exaggeration to call the University of Wisconsin NHL University. There are 20 former Badgers currently skating in the NHL. 11 former Badgers played in last season's playoffs - more than any other college. One of the Badgers who has struggled to gain a foothold is former goalie and Hobey Baker finalist Brian Elliot. Drafted by Ottawa, he had a few chances, but never really earned the st...
11.29.2011 | | Posted at 06:54 PM
By Nicole
Just 17 games into the season, Admirals coach Kirk Muller was hired away to be the head coach for the NHL Carolina Hurricanes. Former Admirals coach Lane Lambert was promoted to an assitant position with the AHL's parent team, the Nashville Predators, in the offseason and the Ads brought in Muller, who'd been an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens since 2006. Muller had the resume and it w...
11.28.2011 | | Posted at 06:43 PM
By Nicole
On Saturday night, Hilary Knight became the second-ever Badger and the eighth-ever person in the NCAA to record 100 career goals and 100 career assists. And that would be a pretty good weekend and a pretty big accomplisment, but this is Hilary Knight we're talking about. You know it gets better. Already the top-scoring woman to ever play hockey as Wisconsin (well before the mid-point in her senior...
11.26.2011 | | Posted at 09:59 AM
By Nicole
Take a moment to read this WSJ article that focuses on Justin Schultz to tell the story of how there aren't offensive defensemen in the NHL anymore. The article focuses on how Schultz is one of a dying breed - the offensive defensemen. Schultz is tied for third in the country in scoring, despite being on a not-so-great team and being a defensement. Despite the Badgers lack of success, Schultz is s...

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