#17 Badgers Sweep #3 UMD Men's Hockey

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Created: October 19, 2019 09:53 PM

Madison, Wisc. - It was the first meetings between UMD and Wisconsin in men's hockey since 2013 and the team with home ice this weekend picked up a pair of wins. The Badgers defeated the Bulldogs 3-1 to sweep the series.


After a four-goal first period on Friday night, the two teams played tighter defensively in a scoreless first in game two. No. 17 Wisconsin (3-1-0) got on the board first, scoring the first of three goals in a span of 9:21. Alex Turcotte put the Badgers up as they made good on a power play opportunity at 5:04, adding to that lead 7:05 later when Ty Pelton-Byce found the back of the net to give Wisconsin a 2-0 lead.

No. 3 UMD (1-3-0) quickly had an answer as Noah Cates cut the lead in half, assisted by Justin Richards and Hunter Lellig, as he powered a score through the defense from the slot at 14:25 of the second. Defenses once again took control from there, with the Badgers taking the 2-1 lead to the locker room after two.

Unlike Friday night, the Bulldogs held the advantage in shots on goal, with 32 compared to Wisconsin's 21 on the evening. Neither team could get any offense going in the third period. UMD pulled netminder Hunter Shepard in the final minute, but the Badgers put the game on ice as Sean Dhooghe scored an empty netter with 36 seconds remaining.

To see the box score, click here.

UMD is now 1-3 on the season. They'll play Minnesota Friday and Saturday in a home-and-home series. The Gophers will host the game on Friday and the Bulldogs will host the game on Saturday.

To see UMD's schedule, click here.

(Contributions from UMD Athletics.)


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