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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...
11.14.2011 | | Posted at 09:14 PM
By Nicole
Team USA, which featured two current Badgers and three former Badgers, got some Olympic revenge on Team Canada by winning the Four Nations Cup in Sweden this weekend. Current Badger Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker as well as former Badgers Jessie Vetter, Molly Engstrom and Meghan Duggan all suited up for Team USA. The win was that much sweeter because USA had lost to Canada earlier in the tournament. The championship game came down to a shootout and Hilary Knight scored the game winner to give USA the gold medal. Jessie Vetter stopped Canada's last shootout to secure the win. There was a current and a former Badger on Team Canada as well, as Stephanie McKeough and Bobbi Jo Slusar skated. Team USA out-shot Canada 60-38 and Vetter saved 35 shots and was named MVP of the tournament. The Four Nations Cup is played every year around this time and always pits USA against Canada, Sweden and Finland. Originally it was the 3 Nations Cup  - since its inception in 1996, Canada has won 12 Gold Medals. But not this time.

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