Monday, January 5, 2009

The 12th Day of Christmas

Today is the 12th Day of Christmas. So I thought it would be a good time to take a little look at Paul Braun's 12 Days of Christmas . . .

On the first day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
A game at Lambeau Field . . . 2/11/06 UW 4 - OSU 2

On the second day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
2 - two-time First-Team All-Americans . . . Mark Johnson, Mike Eaves, Craig Norwich . . . oops, that's 3

On the third day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
3 WCHA regular-season Championships . . . 1977, 1990, 2000

On the fourth day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
4 First-Team All-American goaltenders . . . Julian Berretta, Roy Schultz, Bernd Bruckler, Brian Elliott

On the fifth day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
5 goals in a game from three different players . . . Bert DeHate, Mike Meeker, Mark Johnson

On the sixth day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
6 NCAA championships . . . 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006

On the seventh day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
7 - 30+ win seasons . . . 76-77, 81-82, 82-83, 87-88, 89-90, 99-00, 05-06

On the eight day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
8 - NHL teams that have former Badgers involved with the Stanley Cup . . . Ducks, Avalanche, Flames, Red Wings, Canadiens, Devils, Rangers, Penguins

On the ninth day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
9 members of the UW Athletics Hall of Fame . . . Steve Alley, Marc Behrend, Bert DeHate, Mike Eaves, Tony Granato, Mark Johnson, Bob Johnson, Craig Norwich, Mike Richter

On the 10th day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
10 straight years of leading the nation in attendance . . . well, Ididn't look it up, but I'm assuming 97-98 through 07-08

On the 11th day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
11 WCHA playoff titles . . . 70, 72, 73, 77, 78, 82, 83, 88, 90, 95, 98,

On the 12th day of Christmas
The Badgers gave to us
12 different coaches . . . Viner, Blodgett, Iverson, Brandow, Farquhar, Carlson, Thomsen, Riley, Rothwell, Johnson, Sauer, Eaves