Sunday, January 3, 2010

Badgers Win, Face Yale In Championship

In a game that got a bit closer than anyone would have liked, the Badgers still took care of business in the end. Wisconsin rode senior forward Michael Davies three assists into the championship game of the final Badger Hockey Showdown.

A fiery Merrimack squad held a 2-1 advantage after the first intermission but four unanswered goals were too much to overcome for the Warriors.

Craig Johnson, seeing his first action of the season got the Badgers on the board with a goal at the 13:41 mark of the first period. Johnson, who I incorrectly called a sophomore yesterday (sorry Craig), is known more for his defensive game than his offensive skills.

The Badgers got five goals from five different players last night. Johnson, Justin Schultz, Jordy Murray, Sean Dolan and Ryan McDonagh did the scoring for the cardinal and white.

Tonight, the Badgers will take on Yale in the championship game of the last Badger Hockey Showdown to ever take place. Yale has an outstanding club this season and this could be a big game in terms of the Pairwise rankings. Out of conference games against top ten teams like Yale are very important.

Tonight's game is game is at 7PM at the Kohl Center. There is no television.