Wisconsin netminder injured Wednesday

first_imgWisconsin junior goaltender Brian Elliott injured his left ankle during practice Wednesday afternoon. The extent of his injury was not immediately known as the Newmarket, Ontario native was taken to see a doctor, according to UW Hockey Sports Information Director Paul Capobianco.Elliott has been one of the most impressive players in the country this season, posting a 1.40 goals against average and a .944 save percentage, both tops in the nation among goalies who have played in 12 or more games.No. 1 Wisconsin hosts No. 19 Denver this weekend and No. 4 Minnesota in two weeks.last_img

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Badger hockey wins sixth national title

first_imgAll it took for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team to break its longest drought of national title game appearances was a guy who knew a thing or two about Badger NCAA titles.In just his fourth year as head coach, Mike Eaves guided UW to its sixth national title. As a player, Eaves remains the Wisconsin all-time career points leader with 267 and helped lead the Badgers to the 1977 NCAA title.After going 1-1-1 in three overtime games to start the season, the 2005-06 Badgers went 13 games before taking another loss. UW took a 26-10-3 record into the NCAA Tournament, and hoped to improve on the previous season, where it came one win away from the Frozen Four.UW earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region and enjoyed the benefit of playing its games at the Resch Center in Green Bay. The Badgers enjoyed an easy 4-0 victory over Bemidji St. in the opening game, highlighted by Joe Pavelski’s hat trick. It took three overtimes for Wisconsin to come out with a 1-0 win over Cornell, but Jack Skille’s goal in the 112th minute advanced the Badgers to the Frozen Four.Wisconsin continued its home-state advantage, as the Frozen Four was hosted by Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. A 5-2 win over Maine set up a showdown with Boston College for the title.Tom Gilbert’s third-period goal gave UW a 2-1 win in front of a largely pro-Wisconsin crowd. UW fell behind 1-0 in the first period, but pulled ahead to cap off the program’s seventh 30-win season, finishing 30-10-3.UW fifth-year senior and current tri-captain Ben Street is the only player on this year’s squad that was a member of that title-winning team. Street had 10 goals as a freshman that season and remembers how determined the 2005-06 team was to win.“That team was just full of guys who would not lose,” he said. “It was a mindset every game — right from the get-go — that it was national championship or bust. That was the mentality.”last_img read more

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