Badgers men’s hockey gameday: Notre Dame 4, Wisconsin 2
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Cale Morris made 33 saves, and No. 1 Notre Dame scored three first-period goals in defeating the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team 4-2 on Friday to extend its winning streak to 16 games.
No. 3: The Badgers’ Tarek Baker scored a third-period goal and contributed two shot blocks.
No. 2: Andrew Oglevie scored a power-play goal and added an assist for the Fighting Irish.
No. 1: Cale Morris keeps on going, this time with 33 saves for Notre Dame.
The Badgers and the Irish finish the series at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Center in Chicago.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team plays its first game against a No. 1 team in the Tony Granato coaching area when the 18th-ranked Badgers face Notre Dame on Friday (6:30 p.m., NBC Sports Chicago Plus, 1070 AM).
Since the USCHO.com poll started in 1997, the Badgers are 14-18-3 against top-ranked teams but just 2-7 on the road.
It’s also UW’s first appearance at Compton Family Ice Arena. In two seasons under Granato, the Badgers have made their debut at four venues and are 4-0 in those games.
Notre Dame has a 15-game winning streak and has yet to lose a conference game in its first season as a member of the Big Ten Conference.
See the full lineups below the live blog.
Badgers (11-11-3, 5-7-2 Big Ten)
Linus Weissbach - Trent Frederic - Ryan Wagner
Jason Ford - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson
Max Zimmer - Cameron Hughes - Jason Dhooghe
Matthew Freytag - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Peter Tischke - Josh Ess
Wyatt Kalynuk - Jake Linhart
Tyler Inamoto - JD Greenway
Fighting Irish (18-3-1, 12-0)
Cam Morrison - Jake Evans - Cal Burke
Dylan Malmquist - Andrew Oglevie - Colin Theisen
Dawson Cook - Mike O’Leary - Bo Brauer
Joe Wegwerth - Jack Jenkins
Dennis Gilbert - Justin Wade
Bobby Nardella - Tory Dello
Jordan Gross - Andrew Peeke
Dylan St. Cyr