As soon as the puck dropped in front of an almost entirely sold-out crowd at the Kohl Center Friday night, the Badgers (10-15-1, 5-12-1-1 Big Ten) came out hot. They managed to score two goals relatively early in the game and earned a 2–1 lead through the first seven minutes of the second period. Juniors Ty Pelton-Bryce and Tarek Baker each tallied a goal, with juniors Linus Weissbach and Sean Dhooghe on the assist. After ending the first period tied at one and playing the majority of the second period tied at two, the Badgers always had the edge on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-10-4, 7-5-4-3) in total shots — finishing the game with a 31–27 advantage. Men’s Hockey: New year calls for fresh startEntering the 2019-20 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey season, a lot of optimism surrounded the team. A collection of veteran Read…Towards the end of the second period, Minnesota took advantage of a couple Badger missteps — scoring two more goals — and headed into the second intermission up 4–2. These two goals were just the start of the Minnesota attack, as they continued to score without any life from the Badgers offense. Minnesota scored the final five goals in the match, winning the game by a final score of 6–2.Daniel Lebedeff had 18 saves in net for the Badgers before being benched and replaced by Jack Berry after the Gophers went up 4–2. After this first game, the Gophers were rolling. Having won three games in a row and going 5-1 in their last six games, they carried great momentum into Saturday’s matchup. Not looking to slow down, the Gophers headed into Saturday night’s game on fire.Recording his eighth career multi-point game with a first period goal and an assist to teammate Ty Emberson, Cole Caufield was the main contributor to the Badgers offense. The rest of the squad struggled throughout the contest to match his offensive production.Men’s Hockey: Sitting down with star freshman Alex TurcotteThe University of Wisconsin men’s ice hockey team (7-10-1, 2-7-1-1 Big Ten) is having a rough go at the dish Read…Caufield’s game-tying goal in the first period served as the only spark for the Badgers in Saturday’s game, as they did not score again until late in the third period. At that point, they were already down three goals and stood little chance of mounting a meaningful comeback. Lebedeff remained on the bench for the second game of the series. Berry started in net for the Badgers and saved 21 shots, yielding an 84% save rate.Next, the Badgers will face another Big Ten rival on the road. The University of Michigan Wolverines (11-12-3, 6-8-2-1) await the Badgers in what should be another chance for them to come back after losing three straight games and six of their last eight.Men’s Hockey: Inconsistencies continue to plague Wisconsin against MinnesotaThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (6-7-1, 1-4-1-1 Big Ten) struggled immensely against the University of Minnesota Read…It is one of their last chances to try and turn around what began as a highly promising season. Puck drop is at 5 p.m. Friday night and 6:30 p.m. Saturday night. Friday’s game will also be televised on the Big Ten Network.
11 months ago Vinesh Phogat wins Bronze in WWC, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics COMMENT WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US 11 months ago Wrestling TV: A new platform dedicated to Indian wrestlers Written By Last Updated: 19th September, 2019 19:17 IST Sakshi Malik Loses Her First Bout In World Wrestling Championships Sakshi Malik has lost her first bout to Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi of Nigeria by a score of 7-10 in the women’s 62kg category, but she can still compete for bronze WATCH US LIVE Sakshi Malik has lost her first bout to Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi of Nigeria by a score of 7-10 in the women’s 62kg category. Nonetheless, the 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medalist went down fighting at World Wrestling Championships at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan on Thursday.Sakshi Malik goes down fighting Sakshi Malik had conceded a huge 6-0 lead before she finally managed to score a takedown. The Olympian then staged a spirited fightback in the second round, but it was too late by then as there she could not overcome the deficit and went on to lose the bout. However, her progress in this competition is a formality. Sakshi Malik’s tournament is not over yet. If Sakshi wants to compete for the bronze medal then Aminat Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi needs to reach the final i.e. the gold medal match. If that happens, then Sakshi Malik can have a chance to fight for the bronze via the repechage. READ | Babita Phogat on sister Vinesh’s win: ‘It is a huge achievement’Ravi Kumar defeats Korea’s Kim SunggwonMeanwhile, Ravi Kumar kept Indian hopes alive after his impressive 11-4 win over Korea’s Kim Sunggwon in just 2 minutes and 59 seconds.READ | Vinesh Phogat: ‘Changed tactics suggested by coaches for WWC’Bajrang Punia into the quarterfinalsBajrang Punia had comprehensively beaten Poland’s Krzysztof Bienkowski in his opening bout by a 9-2 margin in the 65kg Round of 16. Bajrang’s Polish counterpart had managed to pick up a couple of points but the Indian wrestler was just too good for him as the bout was won without breaking any sweat. By the virtue of this win, Bajrang qualified for the pre-quarterfinals. The Asia Games 2018 gold medalist then went on to defeat Slovakia’s David Habat 3-0 to consolidate his place in the quarterfinals. If Bajrang Punia succeeds in winning another bout, then he will qualify for the gold medal match. READ | Vinesh Phogat wins Bronze in WWC, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 OlympicsVinesh Phogat qualifies for 2020 OlympicsVinesh Phogat had defeated World Silver medallist Sarah Hildebrandt 8-2 in the second repechage round and had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Vinesh was too good for her American opponent and dominated the bout from the beginning and never allowed her opponent a grip in the bout. In today’s first repechage, Vinesh defeated Ukraine’s Yuliia Khavaldzhy 5-0 in a one-sided match while Seema Bisla (50 kg) got the better off Nigeria’s Miesinnie Genesis 9-9 on criteria. Last night, Vinesh and Seema remained in the hunt for a bronze medal as they reached the repechage round in their respective categories.READ | World Wrestling Championships: Yogeshwar picks his favourites FOLLOW US First Published: 19th September, 2019 19:17 IST LIVE TV Karthik Nair 1 year ago PM Modi urges athletes Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and Hima Das to encourage voter participation in Lok Sabha polls 1 year ago Bajrang Punia wins gold in Bulgaria, dedicates medal to Abhinandan Varthaman 11 months ago Vinesh, Seema keep India’s hopes alive at World Wrestling Championship