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Badgers Have a Rough Weekend
The weekend brought some tough battles for the badgers. Hosting UW-Lacrosse,
the badgers lost Friday night in overtime and Saturday morning. Close games both days, the badgers gave up a goal early in Fridays game off an exceptional tip from Lacrosse. Pushing past the early goal, and after many scoring chances from both teams, the badgers manged to tie up the game with a nice rebound goal from Jon Barsness. Despite the onslaught of shots on goal, and the posts ringing, the game could not be decided in regular time and had to move into overtime. The game winning goal for Lacrosse came off an unfortunate bounce from a badger forwards skate deflecting past the goalie and into the net.

Badgers do a Bit of Fall Cleaning

The Badgers were able to get their brooms out against UW Superior this past weekend earning their first sweep of the season. The badgers looked impressive earning 8-1 and 4-1 victories. Outstanding performances by Jon Barsness (1 goal; 4 assists) and goal tender Stephen Schultz on Friday night helped ensure a dominant performance and victory. But the badgers hot streak simply continued from there the following morning as new comer Paxton Paine nearly shut out UW Superior 4-1.

The Badgers (4-1-3) play UW-La Crosse this weekend in hopes of extending their consecutive games point streak from an impressive seven to a hopeful eight this Friday night at 8:30 pm at the Shell. Hope to see you there.

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Overtime Galore

The Badgers Men's Club Hockey Team has come out to their hottest start in years earning points in FIVE of their first six games. Posting a respectable 2-1-3 record thus far. The Badgers have captured wins against the University of Milwaukee (6-3W) and St Norbert's University (7-3W).

However, extra time hasn't been as friendly to the Badgers as they have fallen to both the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and St. Norbert's University in overtime, while also failing to capture a shootout victory to the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Stayed tuned later this week for updates as the Badgers continue their UW tour as they host UW-Superior this Friday night at the Shell and this Saturday morning at Capitol Ice.


Missed Tryouts...No Worries

Contact Team President Jason Gackowski at for your very own opportunity to attend one of the Badgers Men's Ice Hockey Practices. Roster spots are still available, so the only thing standing between you and the possibility of playing Division II Collegiate Hockey is you.

Still 50/50 about it. Come out regardless. Any questions, comments, or concerns can be better satisfied in person.

From the Entire Badger Men's Ice Hockey Team
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Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Season

Tryouts will take place at the SHELL (CRSC) for directions CLICK HERE.

Tryouts are
Tuesday, September 9th         @ 7:30PM to 9:45PM
Wednesday, September 10th @ 7:30PM to 9:45PM
Thursday, September 11th     @ 9:15PM to 10:45PM

Please arrive an extra 30 minutes earlier
 than you anticipate needing to allow enough time to take care of all the pre-tryout forms.

The cost of tryouts are $25.

Border Battle

Come out and watch the Badgers take on the Gophers in a classic border battle series this weekend. Friday night 8:30PM and Saturday morning 11:15am both games at the SHELL. Help cheer on your Badgers to victory in their final games of the semester. 

2nd Annual
Wisconsin Club Hockey Wreath Sale

We would like to thank everyone who order wreaths!

9/3/2013 TRYOUTS
Tryouts will take place at the SHELL (CRSC) for directions CLICK HERE.

Tryouts are Tuesday, September 10th and Thursday, September 12th from 7:30PM to 9:45PM. Please arrive an extra 30 minutes earlier than you anticipate needing to allow enough time to take care of all the forms.

The cost of tryouts are $25.

2/11/2013 WCCHA Conference Tournament

After a long season, the conference tournament in Blaine, MN had finally arrived. A special thanks to UW-Eau Claire for joining the tournament after the University of Minnesota State – Mankato had dropped out of the conference. The Badgers were matched up against the tough UMD Bulldogs in the opening round of the tournament. It was a tough game, with a lot of penalties. Everyone was playing their hearts out and playing through all pain. Badger goaltender, Ben Cohn stood tall in net all game and did everything that he could possibly do to keep the Badgers in the game. But, in the end, the Bulldogs just had too much firepower and depth. It was a close, back and forth game, until the third period when the Bulldogs scored 3 times with the Badgers only scoring once. The Bulldogs would go on to win 6-3.

            On Saturday, the Badgers faced St. Thomas, who lost to Waldorf the day before. Both teams were determined to do anything and everything that they could to win the game, it was win or go home. St. Thomas was definitely more awake for the early morning game, jumping out to an early 1-0 lead in the first. The goal ended up being the only one of the first frame. In the second period the Badgers woke up. Junior defenseman Dan Truehl received a nice feed from Zach Vanderveldt and Truehl would not miss his opportunity to tie the game. Truehl’s goal was the one and only of the second frame. The third period saw much more scoring. The Thommies must have fully woken up during intermission because they scored very early in the third to take a 2-1 lead. UST would go on to net 2 more goals before the Badgers could even process what had happened. With 7 minutes left in the third and being down 4-1, the Badgers pushed forward at 110%. However, everything that the Badgers tried just would not work. Hitting pipes, receiving bad calls, and much more, the Badgers could not find a way to score. Late in the third, head coach Sam Barnett made the executive decision to pull the tender for the man advantage. Even though the Badgers had 6 men to UST’s 5, they still could not score until about 45 seconds left in the game when Senior Cole Christiansen scored with assists from Dan Truehl and Joel Schmocker. The Badgers would see there season come to an end and, thus, the offseason preparations for the next season would begin. 

2/4/2013 Final Home Series of the Year

This weekend the Badgers hosted Illinois State. The two teams played previously in November in the ACHA Midwest Showcase at Robert Morris University. ISU won the earlier matchup, but it was a well-fought bout. On Friday night, the Badgers had high hopes of redeeming their previous defeat. The game was very competitive and tight from start to finish. ISU scored the only goal mid way through the first period to go up 1-0. After some inspiration from coach Barnet, the Badgers came out firing in the second period. Freshman Jon Barsness tallied tying goal early in the period. Even though the Badgers would just not give up, a large amount of penalties offered ISU just the chance they needed to steal the game. Late in the second period, ISU scored on the powerplay to take the lead 2-1. The Badgers played with heart but with 4 minutes to go in the final period ISU tallied an even strength goal to add some insurance. A few minutes later, ISU would score again on the powerplay to bring the final score to 5-1.

            On Saturday, the Badgers had the desire for revenge. However, ISU came out on fire. With their offensive firepower, ISU scored early and the Badgers could not manage to stop the bleeding. At the games end, the Badgers left with the feeling of defeat. The Badgers saw scoring from Freshmen Cody Rodell, Alex Johnson, and Joe Llaurado and some helpers from Dan Truehl, Cole Christiansen, Zach Vanderveldt, Joe Llaurado, Mike Smith, and Jon Barness. 

1/28/2013 Border Battle with Gophers

After a split with UW – Eau Claire, the Badgers packed their bags and headed to the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. The Badgers had strong desires to beat their arch-rivals and were looking for a sweep to move up in the conference standings. On Friday night at Ridder Arena, the Badgers came out a little slow after the long drive. The Gophers jumped out to a quick 2-goal lead in the first, but junior defenseman, Dan Truehl, netted one to silence the gophers surge. He was assisted by freshman Daniel Shinsako and Sophomore Josh Worthy. With the score 2-1, the Badgers fought hard to find that tying goal, but the Gophers would capitalize on a late first period Badger turnover to head to the break up 3-1. During the break the Badgers found their legs and would come out strong at the start of the second period. Within the first few minutes of the puck drop, Senior Cole Christiansen capitalized on a perfect 3 on 1 opportunity. His line mates, Zach Vanderveldt and Joel Schmocker played the 3 on 1 to perfect, finding Christiansen wide open on the back door for the one timer. With the score now 3-2, the Badgers upped the pressure in search for that tying goal. Mid way through the second Freshman Daniel Shinsako forced a turnover and found his line mate, sophomore Josh Worthy, screeching up the middle. Shinsako threaded the needle with a perfect saucer pass to give Worthy a breakaway. Worthy went on to bury the biscuit in the back of the net to tie the game at 3 all.  Unfortunately, the Gophers responded with 2 goals of their own and they would not look back. The third period saw 3 goals from each team with Christiansen tallying 2 to get the hat trick and freshman Alex Johnson adding the other. At the games end, the Gophers were triumphant with a 9-6 victory.

            On Saturday the game was played at the famous Mariucci Arena. The Badgers had hopes of redeeming their loss from the previous day and were determined to accomplish their goal. But, the Gophers had plans of their own. They would tally the first goal of the game, but the Badgers would stop their surge and provide some scoring of their own. With Goaltender Joe Benert standing tall in net, the Badgers built their lead without the Gophers scoring. Mid way through the first, Senior Cole Christiansen tallied his 4th goal of the weekend to tie the game at one. Less than five minutes later, the Badgers were controlling the game and sophomore Mike Smith buried a rebound with assists from Josh Worthy and Alex Johnson. After one period of play the Badgers held the lead at 2-1.  With the built up confidence and the rest from intermission, the Badgers came out fast in the second frame. While still controlling the play, Mike Smith would net another rebound with assists from Dan Truehl and Alex Johnson on the powerplay. There were no other goals in the second frame and the Badgers would take a 3-1 lead into the third. However, the Gophers would go on to smash the Badgers’ lead and score 3 goals in the third to win the game 4-3.

1/21/2013 UW-Eau Claire SeriesThe Badgers started off Friday night with some offensive firepower. Freshman Alex Johnson would score his first club goal with assists from Zach Vanderveldt and Dan Truehl on the powerplay. Zach Vanderveldt would score next with the lone assist to Cole Christiansen. Eau Claire would score to bring the score 2-1 after the first period. Eau Claire would carry the momentum into the second period and netted 3 more goals. Eau Claire scored quickly in the third period putting them up 5-2. On the ensuing powerplay Badger senior forward Cole Christiansen would score with 2 seconds left on the powerplay. Cole would be assisted by Brad Fox and Zach Vanderveldt. The Badgers would keep sustained pressure in the third, but it would not be enough and Eau Claire would score two more goals with one being an empty netter. Badgers would lose a well fought game Friday night with a final of 3-7.  After a close game Friday the Badgers would take the ice Saturday. The game got off to a poor start with Eau Claire scoring within the first 30 seconds. It would take the Badgers 3 minutes to strike back with a goal from Daniel Shinsako and assists to Tyler Kupsky and Josh Worthy. With 51 seconds left in the first period the Badgers' Joel Schmocker would score a powerplay goal with assists from Zach Vanderveldt and Cole Christiansen. The Badgers did not let down and would score first in the second period. The goal was scored by Cole with assists to Dan Truehl and Zach Vanderveldt. Eau Claire would score with a little more than one minute left in the second bring the score to 3-2. Once again on the powerplay the Badgers' Zach Vanderveldt would score with assists to Cole Christiansen and Joel Schmocker. The Badgers' defensemen Dan Truehl would score with a booming one-timer late in the third with assists to Joel Schmocker and Zach Vanderveldt. The Badgers would win Saturday with a final of 5-2. 

Schedule Update University of Minnesota

The Badgers will play the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers at 8:00 PM Friday, January, 25th 2013. Friday night's game will be played at Ridder arena, next door to Mariucci Arena. Saturday's game will be at Mariucci Arena at 7:00 PM. Directions to Ridder Arena and Directions to Mariucci Arena

12/10/2012 Final Weekend of First Semester

After a big win over WCCHA rival St. Cloud the Badgers would face the #1 team in the WCCHA, Northern Michigan University. Northern Michigan offensive firepower proved to be too much Friday night against a hot Badger’s team. The Badger’s would eventually loose with a final of 1-5 with the lone goal scored by freshman Daniel Shinsako. Saturday the Badgers found a way to 4 goals, one by Adam Vishny, Zach Vanderveldt, Matt Vishny, and Michael Smith. The scoring was not enough to take down Northern Michigan, with a final score of 4-7. We would like to congratulate all our players on a good first semester of hockey. Good Luck with finals and we are looking forward to starting off second semester against UW – Eau Clair January 18th, 2013 in Madison.

Holiday Wreath Drive Recap

The Wisconsin Club Hockey Team would like to thank all of our supporters for helping us make this year’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser a success. Your support enables us to keep playing the sport we all enjoy. THANK YOU

12/3/2012 Saint Cloud Series Summary

After a disappointing showing at the ACHA Midwest showcase the Badger were looking to change stride and beat conference rivals St. Cloud University. Friday night both teams came out checking. Despite Cole Christiansen’s two goals and another goal by Adam Vishny the Badgers fell to the Huskies Friday night with a final of 3-9.  The Badgers took the ice Saturday for a second chance to beat their WCCHA rival. The game was close with goaltender Joe Benert stopping 52 out of the 56 shots and scoring assistance from Zach Vanderveldt, Daniel Shinsako, Matt Vishny and two more from Cole Christiansen. With a final of 5-4 the Badgers snap a 9 game loosing streak.

11/12/2012 ACHA Midwest Showcase at RMU

The Badgers would travel to Chicago for the ACHA Midwest Showcase Hosted by Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL. Friday night Wisconsin would take on Northern Illinois University. Despite saving 37 of 44 shots Wisconsin goaltender Ben Cohn and a goal from Josh Worthy the Badgers lost 7-1. Saturday night Wisconsin would face Illinois State University. Despite another outstanding game between the pipes for the Badgers goalie Joe Benert would save 43 of 48 shots he faced. With Zach Vanderveldt scoring the only goal Saturday the Badgers would lose 5-1. Wisconsin would face the host school Sunday for their third game of the weekend. Short benched, tired and short handed the Badger’s Matt Vishny would score Wisconsin’s first goal unassisted. Late in the second Wisconsin Freshman Brian Schlagel from Zach Vanderveldt and Joel Schmocker would tally points to make the score 2-7. The combined goaltending team of Aaron Kutz and Joe Benert were not able to stem the on slot and would fall with a final score of 11-2. After a long and tiring weekend the Badgers look forward to some time off for Thanksgiving.

11/5/2012 The New Guys Come to Madison

The newest member of the WCCHA conference, Waldorf College would make an appearance in Madison at the Shell on Friday night. The new guys in town would strike first but the badgers would retaliate with goals from Tyler Kupsky and Dan Truehl. The score would become tied late in the third with a goal from the Badger Joel Schmocker. The newbies would score twice more to take the game at 5-3. Saturday’s game would start with a goal from Waldorf. Not to be outdone by the new guys the Badgers would score two more in the first with one from Jon Barsness and Adam Vishny. Adam would score again in the third but that would not be enough to secure a Badger victory and they would fall 3-7 Saturday.

10/22/2012 UMD Huskies Road Trip Up North

Saturday afternoon the Badgers headed up north for their third conference series of the 2012-2013 season. The Badgers took the early lead with goals Dan Shinsako and Jason Gackowski. The Huskies would score 3 in the second to begin the third period leading 3-2. The Badgers were unable score again and would lose with a final of 7-2. After a crushing loss the Badgers would hope to redeem themselves Sunday. Again the Badgers would strike first with a goal from Adam Vishny. With the Huskies scoring 3 more goals in the second period much the same as Saturday. Dan Shinsako would score 8 minutes into the third period to bring the Badgers to within 2. Shinsako would score on high dump in with one minute left in the third. The Badgers lose again Sunday 3-5, bringing their WCCHA record to 2-4.

10/8/2012 MSU Mankato Series

Set for the first home series of the season the Badgers would take the ice at the Shell. Overcoming 41:00 of penalties on Friday night the Badgers were able to beat Minnesota State Mankato 6-5. The Badgers charge was led with two goals from Adam Vishny, one from Jon Barsness, JT Nida, Zach Vanderveldt and Alex Zukauskas. With hopes of their first weekend sweep the Badgers took the ice Saturday morning. Unfortunately, the Badgers were not able to complete the sweep and lost a thrilling game with a late goal by Mankato. With Saturdays 5-4 loss the Badgers would bring their WCCHA record to 2-2. Looking forward the Badgers make their next appearance in Duluth, MN when they take on the UMD Huskies.

10/1/2012 St. Thomas Series

Friday night in Minnesota the Badgers took the ice for what would be a thrilling game against the Saint Thomas Tommies for their first WCCHA conference game of the season. With a sudden change of plans, Aaron Kutz would start the game between the pipes for the Badgers. Short benched the Badgers hung tight all night with timely saves by Aaron and some offensive firepower by Dan Shinsako and Zach Vanderveldt. Late in the third down 2-4 the Badgers would mount a return with a late goal by Ben Cohn. Unable to score again the Badgers would fall 3-4 Friday night. Saturday afternoon the Badgers would take the ice with their hearts set on revenge. Despite being short benched and being hurt by penalties the Badgers backed by goaltender Joe Benert and scoring from Adam Vishny, Jon Barsness, two from Matt Vishny, and Zach Vanderveldt would continue on to win 5-4. Saturday's win bring the Badgers WCCHA record to 1-1 and their overall record to 2-4.   

9/24/2012 Saint Norbert Weekend Recap

The Badgers traveled to Green Bay this past weekend to take on the University of Saint Norbert's. Friday started off great with goaltender Ben Cohn keeping the Badgers in the game. After two periods the score going into the third period was 1-2, with the twin connection (Ze Vishny’s) scoring. Saint Norbert struck first in the third period, and they would keep up the pressure and continue to score 3 more goals. The final was 6-2 St. Norberts. The Badgers only goal coming from Brian Schlagel assisted by Dan Shinsako and Josh Worthy. Saturday, the Badgers took the ice seeking revenge. Again an exciting game that would come down to the wire. Badgers goaltender Joe Benert would keep the Badgers ahead until late into the third. A poorly timed slashing penalty taken by the Badgers late in the third would give Saint Norbert just the advantage they needed to take the game. Scoring the on the power play Saint Norbert would tie it up at 5. The Badgers goals came from Josh Worthy, Cody Rodell, Dan Shinsako, Matt Vishny, and Adam Vishny. Gaining momentum from their power play goal Saint Norbert would keep the pressure on and score 3 more times including one empty net goal to send the Badgers home with a final score of 8-5.

9/17/2012 UW-OSHKOSH Series Recap

The Badger's took the ice Friday night for their first game of the 2012-2013 regular season in Oshkosh. It was an exciting game that came down to the wire. At the end of regulation the score was tied at six. At 1:07 into the 4 on 4 overtime Cole Christiansen scored his third goal of the night completing his hat trick and securing the win for the Badgers in their first game. With goals from Will Simson, Josh Worth, Alex Zukauskas, Adam Vishny and a solid performance from Ben Cohn saving 32 out of the 38 shots he faced. Saturday UW-Oshkosh Traveled to Madison for the Badger's home opener. Despite the goals from Josh Worthy, a second hat trick by Cole Christiansen and Aaron Kutz stopping 38 out of the 44 the Badgers were defeated 4-7. 

9/5/12 Tryouts Update

We apologize for cancelling tryouts last night due to the power outage. Tryouts will go on as planned tonight at 8:45 at the Shell, please check back later for more information about tryouts.

9/4/12 Tryouts

Tryouts will take place September 4, 5, 6 from 8:45-11 pm at the Shell on campus.  Cost is $25.

If interested, go to  and join the team page on WIN. Once confirmed, fill out the player consent form located in the "Forms" section.

8/5/12 Tryout Announcement
With our first games less than a month away, we are excited to announce our tryout dates for the upcoming season! Tryouts for the 2012-13 Season are as follows:
September 4th - 8:45-11pm
September 5th - 8:45-11pm
September 6th - 8:45-11pm
All tryouts will be held at The Shell (Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center). Also, be sure to check out Open Hockey at Capitol Ice Arena and Madison Ice Arena for a chance to get on the ice before tryouts!

Madison Ice Arena/Hartmeyer schedule- 

Capitol Ice Arena -

5/1/12 Heading Into The Summer Update

            The Badgers have begun the process of preparing for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. The Executive Board is very excited to begin working to make next season great. We are heading into the summer with a plan on how to make the upcoming season even better than the last.

         Tryout dates for the upcoming season will be posted towards the end of the summer as we approach the start of the fall semester. We look forward to seeing everyone there in the fall!

2/15/12 Badgers lose heartbreaker to end the season

            The Badgers entered Friday evening’s game with the hopes of continuing their win streak from their previous series. Earlier in the season the Badgers split with the Bulldogs at home, and were pretty confident in their chances of taking another from them. However, Minnesota Duluth had other plans. After some heated battles in the corners and continuous neutral zone scrums the Bulldogs were the first to tally a goal, taking the one to nothing lead. However, the Badgers were not ready to sit back and let the game slip away. Forward Zach Vanderveldt responded with a goal of his own shortly after with assists going to the Vishny brothers. The powerful offensive attack of the Badgers seemed to return from their previous series as Kevin Vrany blasted a laser past the Bulldog tender on a breakaway shot. With only seconds left in the first the Badgers looked to take their lead into the locker room. But, Minnesota Duluth created some pressure low in their offensive zone and blasted home a goal from the point to tie the game at two. Returning to the ice in the second, the Badgers seemed to have lost the spark they originally had. After two quick goals by the Bulldogs, forward Josh Worthy tried to boost the Wisconsin bench by firing home a shot from the slot that brought the goal difference to one. However, the Badgers were not able to continue with this attack. The Bulldogs slowly chipped away at the struggling Badgers and ended up winning the game by a score of 8 to 3. Goaltender Ben Cohn was in net for the loss. With this loss, the Badgers were eliminated from the tournament and ended their season earlier than they had hope. Thank you to all of the seniors who contributed to the squad over the past season. The Badgers wish you the best of luck as you graduate from college and enter into the real world.

            The Badgers would also like to send out a special thank you to all of those who followed us throughout the season and your generous donations to the team. Without you it would not be possible for us to continue to play the game we love.

 2/1/12 Badgers roll past Minnesota State

(Note: No Score Sheet was obtained to record the normal game summary for the weekend.)

            After a tough road trip last weekend to Michigan the Badgers returned to the ice against Minnesota State. Although a little bit sluggish from the ride earlier that day the Badgers aimed to take two from the Mavericks. With some line adjustments the previous week of practice, the team began to see chemistry on all lines. In Mankato, the Badgers were able to create a dominant offensive attack that was no match for the home team. Jack Crawford continued with his longest point streak of the season ripping another goal into the net. In both games the Badgers were able to control the puck and received solid support from the defensive core. The Badgers won the game Friday with Ben Cohn between the pipes. Similar results were seen on Saturday evening when the scoring power of the Badgers was not able to be controlled by the Mavericks defense. In addition, the dominant net minding of Joe Benert proved to be a vital attribute to the team as he only let one goal slip by in the final minutes of regulation. However, this had no effect on the Badgers leaving Minnesota with two wins. They look to take this offensive power into the conference tournament February 11th and 12th in Blaine, MN. They face Minnesota Duluth in the first round of the tournament.

1/23/12 Badgers Lose against Two Ranked Opponents over the Weekend 

                The badgers took a road trip to Michigan this weekend where they battled two ranked opponents in Central Michigan (#6), and Michigan State (#2). On Friday evening the Badgers rolled into Mount Pleasant, Michigan in hopes of stealing a win from the Central Michigan Chippewa’s. The first period was back and forth with opportunities amounting for both squads. It wasn’t until with less than three minutes remaining that the Chippewa’s netted a goal to take the one to nothing lead. After two quick goals in the second by Central Michigan, four year starter Jack Crawford blasted home a one-timer top shelf with an assist from Cole Christiansen. However, this burst of offensive power posed no threat for the Chippewa’s as they put home four consecutive goals taking a commanding seven to one lead. Senior Ian Andrews again began an offensive surge midway through the third as he tipped a slap shot from Brad Fox into the Central Michigan net. Badger forward Matt Vishny continued the scoring with another goal just three minutes later. The Chippewa’s countered less than a minute later before Matt Vishny buried his second goal of the night. These short bursts of offense by the Badgers were not enough to fend off the home team as they ended up winning by a score of 11 to 4. Goaltender Aaron Kutz was in net for the loss. Despite fiery locker room pep talks from interim head coach Zach Gansmoe, the team was unable to come up with a win in his coaching debut.

            After a night of team bonding the Badgers returned to the ice Saturday afternoon for a rematch with the Chippewa’s. Just 40 seconds into the opening period Central Michigan buried a goal to take the lead. Two minutes later, Ian Andrews put home a rebound to tie the game at one a piece. The Badgers continued to battle with Central Michigan for the next opportunity to score. The Chippewa’s were next to strike with two more goals in the last three minutes of the first. Central Michigan’s dominance continued as they outskated the Badgers and were able to extend their lead to five heading into the third. After an early period goal by the Chippewa’s, Badger Eric Janssen managed to squeak a puck past the Central Michigan goalie five hole to keep the deficit to five. However, Central Michigan was able to score two more goals in the final minutes of the period to extend their lead to seven. Wisconsin goalie Joe Benert was in net for the nine to two defeat.

            On Sunday the Badgers traveled south to East Lansing to take on Michigan State in an afternoon game. Michigan State, ranked second in the region, proved to be a worthy challenge for the Badgers who have been struggling this season. In the first, Michigan State slowly chipped away at the Badgers defense and netted four goals before the period ended. During the period, the Badgers were unable to generate a goal even with multiple scoring opportunities. After an early goal in the second by the Spartans, Cole Christiansen fired a puck from the top of the slot past the Michigan State goalie to diminish their lead to four. Wisconsin forward Adam Vishny continued with the offensive attack for the Badgers, netting a goal after a pass from freshman Josh Worthy behind the Spartan net. However, the Badgers were once again unable to maintain this offensive threat and allowed the Spartans to score three more unanswered goals. It wasn’t until with a little under seven minutes left that Cole Christiansen managed to put home his second goal of the night with assists to Ian Andrews and Matt Vishny. But, this wasn’t enough as the Badgers fell to the Spartans by a score of eight to three. Badgers Aaron Kutz was in net for the loss. The Badgers look to turn things around next weekend as they had to Minnesota to take on Mankato on Friday and Saturday evening. 

12/11/2011 The Win Streak ends for the Badgers

                The Badgers faced off against a very tough Robert Morris team this past weekend in their final series of the semester. Wisconsin’s Joel Schmocker opened up the scoring for the home team in the first period with an assist from Zach Vandervelt. This was the only tally for either team and the Badgers rolled into intermission up by a score of 1 to 0. However, in the second Eddie Chisholm of Robert Morris scored a pair of goals early in the period to take the lead. Matt Vishny managed to tie the game up with just under five minutes remaining in the period to send the teams into the locker rooms tied at 2. In the third, Robert Morris pulled ahead with four goals while Wisconsin was only able to counter with a goal by Eric Janssen with 13 minutes remaining in the period. Badgers goalie Aaron Kutz was in net for the loss. The Badgers win streak was snapped as they lost by a final of 3 to 6.

                On Saturday, the Badgers again were the first to register a goal as Dan Truehl fired a rocket from the point that went right past the screened goaltender. Soon after, the offensive power of Robert Morris began to take control of the game as they managed to put home three goals in the first period. The Badgers were down by three heading into the second which proved to be an uneventful period as neither team was able to score. In the third, Robert Morris put home their third goal of the evening with just under four minutes remaining. Jason Forciea responded with the final tally of the night with just under a minute to go. The Badgers fell by a final score of 4 to 2. Goalie Joe Benert tallied 46 saves in the loss. The Badgers will return to action January 20thwhen they head to Mt. Pleasant to take on Central Michigan.

12/4/2011 Badgers Continue with Win Streak against St. Thomas

                The Wisconsin club hockey team continued with their win streak as they took two from the University of St. Thomas. On Friday, the Badgers started off slow heading to the locker room after the first period down by a score of 2 to 1. Defensemen Dan Truehl netted the lone goal in the opening period for the Badgers with an assist from Ian Andrews. Returning to the ice in the second the Badgers looked to regain the lead. Seth Hyman shot a laser toward the crease which tipped off the goaltender’s stick into the net to tie the game at 2. Just under a minute later, the Tommies quickly responded to regain the lead. However, the offensive power of the Badgers seemed to be no match for the visiting team as they took the lead with three consecutive goals. Harrison Aghjian, Matt Vishny and Eric Janssen were able to tally goals for the Badgers. In the third, the Tommies seemed to gain back some of the momentum as they buried two early in the third to tie the game at 5. About halfway through the period,Joel Schmocker used his power to jam home a goal in front of the net. However, the Tommies quickly countered to again tie the game back up. With just over three minutes left, Matt Vishny blasted a shot past the University of St. Thomas goalie to once again give the Badgers the lead. Vishny’s goal proved to be the eventual game winner as the Badgers won by a final of 7 to 6. Goalie Ben Cohn had 41 saves in the game.  

                Saturday night again proved to be a high scoring affair. The University of St. Thomas jumped out on top less than 30 seconds into the opening period. But the Badgers were quick to respond with 8 consecutive goals that gave the home team the commanding lead. Six of these goals were scored in the first period with the other two coming early in the second. Harrison Aghjian, Matt Vishny, Adam Vishny, Josh Worthy, Joel Schmocker and Zach Vandervelt all managed to find the back of the net during the opening period. Dan Truehl and Harrison Aghjian continued the scoring in the second putting the Badgers ahead by a score of 8 to 1. The Tommies countered with one before Joel Schmocker was able to bury his second of the evening. The Badgers remained absent from the score sheet for the remainder of the game as the Tommies put four more goals home before the final buzzer. Goalie Aaron Kutz had 52 saves in the win. The Badgers were able to maintain their lead and ended up winning by a score of 9 to 6. Wisconsin seeks to continue their win streak at home December 9th and 10th against Robert Morris University.

11/24/11 Badgers Sweep St. Louis University

The Badgers returned home after a tough road series excited to take the ice. However, it wasn’t until less than a minute remaining in the first period that the Badger’s Matt Vishny was able to notch a goal for the cardinal red. The home team continued the attack into the second period where they managed to put three more goals in against the visiting Billikens. Matt Vishny tallied his second of the night and Harrison Aghjian as well as Eric Janssen found their way onto the score sheet. After two strong periods of play the Badgers led 4 to 0. Forward Eric Janssen continued the onslaught into the third with his second goal of the night. Matt Vishny followed shortly after with a laser that he blasted past the tender to complete his hat trick for the night. The Billikens rallied with two goals later in the third before Eric Janssen landed the hammer and registered his third goal for the night to complete his hat trick. Goalie Ben Cohn registered 38 saves for the win.

Hoping for their first sweep of the season, the Badgers came out of the gates ready to play. It was just five minutes into the game before Eric Janssen continued with her scoring streak, putting the Badgers on the board. The home team continued with the offensive pressure while managing to keep the majority of shots on goalie Joe Benert on the perimeter. However, it wasn’t until the second period that the Badgers were able to put a further dent on their lead. Harlow Hermanson had a powerful shot that was no match for the goalie and Jason Forciea sniped a puck from the slot on a Badger power play that put the team up by 3. Hoping to preserve the shutout, the Badgers continued to maintain strong defensive pressure forcing the Billikens to cough up the puck multiple times before a shot was ever taken. Senior Joel Schmocker forced home the final goal and Badger goalie Joe Benert was able to preserve the shutout. He concluded the game with 33 saves. The Badgers look to continue their streak against the University of St. Thomas on Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd.

11/15/11 Badgers No Match for Illinois

            On Friday the Badgers went on the road to Champaign where they played in front of over 1,000 screaming Illini fans. Wisconsin forward Ian Andrews shocked the crowd in the first with a five hole snipe that put the Badgers on the board. After a stretch of about six minutes the Illini responded with three consecutive goals to go into the intermission with the lead. Badger Kevin Vrany responded with a goal after a mishandle of the puck by the Illini tender, Jason Forciea and Andrews added the assists. Despite the pressure the Badgers placed on their opponents they were unable to generate any further offense. The Badgers were defeated 9 to 2. Badger goaltender Aaron Kutz posted 36 saves on the night.

            Saturday evening showed to have similar results. The Illinois squad continued their vicious attack on the Badgers and was able to control the majority of the game. Wisconsin’s offense was held scoreless for the night. Goalie Joe Benert managed to stop 29 shots in the effort. The Badgers lost 0 to 11. The Badgers hope to break their current slump with wins at home this coming weekend against St. Louis University. Game times are 8:30pm Friday and 4:30pm Saturday at the Shell.

11/08/11  Badgers Battle DePaul University

            On Friday the Badgers jumped out at home to take the early lead with a goal by Adam Vishny. DePaul University was quick to respond with a goal of their own under a minute later. The two teams were back and forth for the majority of the period with both squads netting a goal late in the first. Jason Forciea was credited with the power play goal as the Badgers went into the locker room tied at two. However, the Badgers were unable to generate any further offense in the game and lost by a score of 2 to 6. Wisconsin goalie Ben Cohn was credited with 33 saves in the game.

            Saturday’s game was another intense matchup that featured a Badger squad hungry for redemption. However, DePaul was first to score with a pair of goals halfway through the opening period. Eric Janssen was able to answer with a snipe that sent the Badgers into the locker room down by one. After a DePaul University goal early in the second Matt Vishny quickly replied with a laser of his own that kept the differential to one. The DePaul squad responded with two more goals sending the Badgers in for intermission down by three. In the third, Joel Schmocker powered the puck into the net for another Badger point. But, the effort was not enough as the Badgers fell by a score of 3 to 8. Goalie Aaron Kutz was credited with 41 saves in the game.

10/26/11 Badgers Struggle with a Short Bench

          After a long drive up to Minnesota with a small roster the Badgers were not able to get rid of their stiff legs and had trouble keeping up with the pace of the St. Cloud State Huskies. On Friday evening, the Huskies netted 5 goals before the Badgers were able to get on the board. Zach Vandervelt blasted a shot past the goalie, but the Huskies managed to burry one more before the end of the period. In the second, the Badgers outscored the Huskies 2 to 1 with goals by Ian Andrews and Zach Vandervelt in an attempt to make up for their slow start. However, St. Cloud continued to dominate the game in the third period with 4 more goals. Late in the third Josh Worthy sniped a shot over the shoulder of the Huskies tender in an attempt to diminish the goal differential. But the Badgers proved to be no match for the Huskies, falling by a score of 11 to 4.

            On Saturday night the Badgers once again fell behind the Huskies early before the Badgers were able to counter. Adam Vishny tipped home a goal from a pass out of the corner by Andrews to go into the intermission down by 3. The Badgers offense continued to pressure the defense of the Huskies in the second and managed to get two more goals early in the period. Ian Andrews scored the first of the period on a breakaway and Adam Vishny added his second of the night shortly after. However, the Huskies were able to use their full bench of players and managed to put home four more goals in the period against a tiring team. Matt Vishny deked out the goalie on a breakaway in the third to record the Badgers final point of the night. Once again, the Badgers struggled to keep up with the Huskies while rolling a very short bench of players. The final score of the game was 12 to 4. The Badgers look ahead to their next series at home against DePaul University November 4th and 5th.   

10/11/11 Badgers Swept by the Gophers

The Badgers struggled from the drop of the puck to find their rhythm in the opening match of their two game series with Minnesota. After Harlow Hermanson scored a first period goal to tie the game at one a piece, the Gophers countered with two more to end the period. In the second, the Badgers made a slight comeback with a pair of goals coming from Eric Janssen and Jason Forciea. However, that was no match for the offensive power of the Gophers as they netted two more goals early in the third period. Ian Andrews scored a goal late in regulation to put the Badgers down by one but their last minute attempts fell short and the Gophers notched a final goal in the empty net to win 6 to 4.

The Gophers continued to dominate the tempo in the second game. They jumped out early in the first with two goals but the Badgers managed to tie it up before the end of the period with goals by Jason Ehrmantraut and Ian Andrews. Once again, the Badgers found themselves down by two goals early in the second. Zach Vanderveldt added one for the Badgers as they attempted to tie the game back up. However, the third period was dominated by the Gopher offense as they added two more to their lead. The Gophers won 6 to 3. The Badgers will take next weekend off before heading to St. Cloud for a series October 21 & 22.

10/3/11 Badgers Struggle to Take the Sweep

            The Badgers opened the season at home to a very enthusiastic crowd of fans, and they did not disappoint. The opening period saw two goals by the Badgers within the first 10 minutes of the game. Dan Truehl buried a shot from the point on an assist from Eric Janssen. Josh Worthy kept the momentum going with a shot from the side of the slot that found its way into the net over the goalie’s pad; Joey Tidei was credited with the assist. Going into the locker room with a two goal lead, the Badgers hoped to keep the onslaught going in the second. But the UMD Bulldogs slowed down the pace with two consecutive goals early. The Badgers responded later in the period with a peppering of goals by Matt Vishny, Zach Vandervelt, Joey Tidei and Harrison Aghjan to end the period with a 6 to 2 lead. They then managed to keep the lead in the third with a goal early by Adam Vishny to close out the scoring for the Badgers. However, the Bulldogs did not give up and put in two goals late in the period to make the final score 7 to 4.

            Saturday’s game did not go as the Badgers had hoped. With additional people out of the lineup adjustments had to be made that proved to be costly for the Badgers. The Badgers started off the game a step behind the bulldogs as they jumped ahead just 13 seconds in to take the lead. Matt Vishny rebounded with a goal by a pass from Vandervelt and Janssen. However, it wasn’t enough to slow down the Bulldogs offense as they netted another before the conclusion of the opening period. The second period showed to be a continuous battle but the Badgers Zach Vandervelt managed to put one home late to tie the game up. The third period was full of excitement as the Bulldogs scored with just over five minutes remaining to take the lead. Matt Vishny once again countered their attack by scoring with a little over two minutes remaining and it looked like the Badgers would be going to overtime for the third time in four games. But the Bulldogs had other plans for the outcome of this game, and managed to score the go ahead goal with just 12 seconds left in the period. The Badgers left the ice tired and defeated but look to take on their border rival Minnesota Gophers this following weekend at home. Game times are scheduled for 8:30PM Friday, and 4:30PM Saturday.  

9/23/11 Badgers Split Opening Series
    The Badgers opened the year with a 3 to 2 overtime win on Friday evening. After a slow start to the game, the Badger's veteran Ian Andrews started the scoring with a top shelf snipe in the second period with assists by Adam and Matt Vishny. Northern Michigan rebounded and came back with 2 goals as the clock began to wind down in the third period. The Vishny line continued to roll in the third when Matt won a faceoff in the offensive zone allowing Adam to sneak behind and gain control of the puck to sneak one by the goaltender and tie the game at 2. Regulation time ended with the game tied at 2. In the opening shift of overtime rookie Zach Vandurvet skated the puck across the slot and let a low rocket shot go,the Northern Michigan goalie struggled to contain the rebound and it trickled behind him to give the Badgers their first win of the season.
The Badgers came into Saturday's game with the hopes of sweeping the series, however the results turned out differently than they had hoped. The Badgers jumped out to a quick start with a laser from rookie Dan Truehl on the point assisted by Josh Worthy. They continued to control the game and netted another goal a few minutes later. Kevin Vrany skated the puck down the side of the slot and pushed it by the goaltender on the short side. The Badgers went into the intermission up 2 to 0. However, they were unable to hold the lead and gave up 2 goals in  the second period. The third period once again ended in a 2 to 2 tie. After a five minute major was called on a Badger early in overtime, they struggled to get the puck out of the zone and the Wildcats took advantage netting the game winner with a little over a minute left in the game. The Badgers look ahead to their home opener against Minnesota-Duluth next Friday.

8/16/11 - 2011-2012 Season Tryout Information

Tuesday Sept. 6th & Thursday Sept. 8th
Location: The Shell (next to Camp Randall)
From: 8:45-11PM (both nights)
Cost: $20 for Tryouts

* Please wear Full Hockey Attire (including facemask)
* Arrive 30-45 minutes prior for Registration
* All participants must fill out the Player Information Sheet before September 6th (found under the recruiting tab)
Register with Rec. Sports and obtain your WIN membership prior to tryouts at

Contact AJ Siiro with any questions:

2010-2011 Season 


2/22/11 - UWCH Finishes 2010-2011 Season

With a weekend split with RMU-White, UWCH finished their 2010-2011 season with an overall record of 15-12-2-3.  The team tied atop the WCCHA standings, narrowly missing out on the conference championship by falling in the championship game for the second year in a row.

Prior to the tournament, the WCCHA All-Conference Teams were announced.  Earning first team honors was Cole Holmes, who led the conference in scoring, while Cole Christiansen, Jason Ehrmantraut, and Ben Cohn garnered spots on the second team.  For a full list of award winners, CLICK HERE.  AJ Siiro, Eric Janssen, Nick Clark and Bill Davis were all honorable mention.

UWCH would like to recognize team members who are graduating this year, including Cole Holmes, Nick Clark, and UWCH originals Connor Tuttle and Adam Arnold.  A full season recap will be posted soon, but rest assured that the team is already planning for another successful season in 2011-2012!

2/16/11 - WCCHA Tournament Recap

While the WCCHA Tournament was an opportunity for the taking, it didn't go according to plan for UWCH - or anyone else, for that matter.  Having won their quarterfinal game on Friday night, St. Cloud State advanced to play UWCH in the first semifinal on Saturday morning.  While the outcome appeared to put UWCH out of the tournament, a phone call from the ACHA DII Commissioner changed the entire complexion of the tournament as word spread that St. Cloud had used an academically ineligible player.  With SCSU's results now considered forfeits, UWCH moved on to the championship to play Minnesota.  The team fought hard, taking an evenly matched 3-3 game halfway into a third.  Coincidental penalties at 11:11, however, meant the teams would spend the next two minutes at 4 on 4.  Minnesota took advantage, netting two goals during open play, and despite a power play and late push, Minnesota was able to add a late empty netter to take the game and WCCHA Championship 6-3.

With the loss, UWCH found out yesterday that despite a banner year for the growing club, they fell short of Regionals and ended the season ranked #14.  Despite the obvious disappointment, the team has a lot to be proud of, including another second place finish in the WCCHA and regional recognition - that meant UWCH was ranked in four of the five ranking periods.

The team will take to the ice for the final time this season at home this weekend against Robert Morris University-White.  Come out and support the team, and help us send off seniors Connor Tuttle, Adam Arnold, Cole Holmes, and Nick Clark with a sweep!

2/12/11 - Daily Cardinal Report on UWCH

The Daily Cardinal visited UWCH practice on thursday - here is their video report on the team!  Interviews feature Head Coach Ryan Donovan, President AJ Siiro, former President Connor Tuttle, Vice President Cole Christiansen and Senior defensemen Adam Arnold.

2/9/11 - WCCHA Tournament Preview

Sitting at #14 in the latest rankings, UWCH needs no extra incentive to win games this weekend.  Turns out, two wins - and a conference championship - will all but ensure a first trip to Regionals.  While UWCH finished tied atop the WCCHA standings, due to conference tiebreakers the team enters as the #2 seed.  With a bye to the semifinal round on Saturday morning at 8:00 AM, UWCH will face the winner of #3 St. Cloud State and #6 MSU-Mankato on Friday night.  A win would mean a trip to the championship at 9:30 PM, while a loss would see the team challenge for 3rd place at 7:00 PM.  For more information on the tournament, visit  Send the team well-wishes on the facebook fan page, and follow live in-game score updates (by period) on twitter @wcchahockey!

2/1/11 - RED vs. WHITE Game set for Friday

While this weekend's series with UW-Eau Claire has been cancelled, UWCH will take to the ice in preparation for the WCCHA Tournament by playing an intrasquad game Friday night.  Game time is set for 8:30 PM at the Shell.

2/1/11 - Minnesota Series Recap

With a first place finish in the conference on the line, UWCH travelled to the Twin Cities looking for two wins against a strong Minnesota team.  Friday night, UWCH battled through the first two periods but found themselves down 2-1.  Things looked bleak after allowing an early power play goal to go down 3-1, but on this night UWCH rose to the challenge.  Scoring four goals in a row, UWCH took a lead it would not relinquish, despite giving up a late goal, and won the first game 5-4.  Cole Holmes led the team with 2 goals, including the game winner, while Cole Christiansen tallied two assists.  On Saturday, the team started brightly with Cole Christiansen scoring 26 seconds into the game.  After the first, UWCH led 2-1 courtesy of another Christiansen goal.  Unlike Friday, however, the game would turn in the second and UWCH was unable to fight back.  Minnesota tallied 4 in the second, and despite a third period goal by Holmes, Minnesota controlled the game late to take the game 6-3.

With the results on the weekend, Wisconsin tied Minnesota and St. Cloud State atop the WCCHA standings with a 9-3-0 record and the best goal differential of +40.  However, the conference tiebreakers call for head-to-head goal differential to decide seeding for the conference tournament; due to an inferior (-2) goal differential with Minnesota (but a superior one (+1) to St. Cloud State), UWCH takes the #2 seed and will play at 8:30 am on Saturday, February 12 against the winner of the quarterfinal between #3 St. Cloud State and #6 MSU-Mankato

1/17/11 - Illinois Series / Illinois State Recap

While the Packers found success this past weekend in Northwest Illinois, UWCH found the going much tougher in the middle of the state.  Coming up against an Illinois DI team hungry for blood following a weekend shutout at the hands of Iowa State, UWCH started slow - and never really got going.  Illinois took it to UWCH both nights, accumulating 20 goals on the weekend.  The lone bright spots for UWCH were goals by Bill Davis, Jason Forciea, and AJ Siiro.  On Sunday, the team looked to rebound against a Central Region foe that had swept the #1 team just a day before - and almost walked out with a marquee win.  However, defensive mistakes doomed the Badgers, who were able to control long periods of the game but were unable to keep ISU out of the net.  A late flurry with the goalie pulled failed to yield a goal, and UWCH fell for the third time on the weekend 3-2.  Next up, UWCH travels to the Twin Cities for its final WCCHA Series in a matchup of the top two teams in the conference.  UWCH looks to avenge the sweep it suffered last season in Madison at the hands of the Gophers, and take the top seed going into the WCCHA tournament in two weeks.

1/17/11 - Weekend Notes: Illinois Trip

UWCH is set to hit the road this weekend with a series against DI powerhouse Illinois followed by a Sunday matchup against central region #8 Illinois State.  Notably, the game on Sunday against Illinois State has been moved to a 12:00 PM puck drop to accommodate the timing for the NFC Championship Game.  If you are unable to make the trip to Champaign for the series against Illinois but would like to follow the team, you can listen to the game live online courtesy of Illini Hockey.  Simply visit, and click the "listen live" link that appears in the matchup box in the upper right hand corner of the page.  You can also receive in-game updates on twitter - follow @illinihockey.  As always, we will do our best to keep you updated here, on our twitter @uwclubhockey, and on our facebook page.

1/17/11 - Northern Michigan Series / Minnesota-Duluth Recap

While second semester has yet to start, UWCH laced up the skates this weekend for three games, including a series against Northern Michigan and a makeup game against Minnesota-Duluth.

On Friday night, UWCH took to the ice with every intent to start the semester right.  Missing a number of players yet to return from break, UWCH still looked to jump on the Wildcats early.  The task was not so easy, however, as NMU was first to tally a goal midway through the first.  The score would stay that way until the second period, when "Old Time" Jack Crawford finished a pass from the corner courtesy of Ian Andrews, sniping the NMU goaltender's right shoulder from the left circle to put the teams even at one.  Then, it was Andrews' turn to provide the goal, as UWCH tallied on the powerplay.  Providing the assists were Connor Tuttle and Austin Gilbertson, playing his first game since rejoining the team at semester.  In the third, UWCH scored two more, with Joel Schmocker following up to smash in the goal following a chance taken by AJ Siiro, and Harlow Hermanson providing a sweet tip from a point shot taken by Adam Arnold.  Goalie Joe Benert assured it would be a low scoring affair, keeping NMU out of the net after the early goal.  The final: 4-1 win for UWCH.

On Saturday, UWCH came up against a reborn NMU team.  The biggest change happened in goal, with the new NMU goalie proving to be the difference in the game.  Despite outshooting the Wildcats 52-45, the team lost their finishing touch in front of goal.  After Danny Child put UWCH up 1-0 after only 18 seconds, NMU scored either side of another Hermanson tip-job, adding one late in the first to take a 3-2 lead into the break.  The penalty filled game never seemed to flow, which was to the advantage of the physical Wildcats, who managed to keep UWCH off the board in the second while grabbing three more goals to build a 6-2 lead.  After a goaltending change, UWCH was able to keep NMU off the board in the third, but could only muster a late goal courtesy of Joel Schmocker as it saw its comeback attempt thwarted.  The loss will be seen as a missed opportunity for UWCH as it works towards securing a spot at regionals, but with Northern Michigan set to join the WCCHA next season, the team will have it's chance to avenge it's loss in a year's time.

Earlier today, UWCH took to the ice for a make-up game against WCCHA opponent Minnesota-Duluth.  Once again, the weather gods seemed to conspire to attempt to thwart the scheduled game, but neither wind or snow, road closure or car accident would keep the game from being played.  Starting an hour and a half after the scheduled noon time, UWCH found establishing a comfortable lead hard to come by.  The new line of Clark-Child-Aghjian paid immediate dividends, with the guys scoring on their first two shifts.  For much of the game, however, it seemed that Duluth always had the answer.  After trading goals through the second period, Duluth brought the game within a single goal early in the third.  That goal, however, finally awoke the slumbering beast, as UWCH rattled off 5 goals for what was, in the end, a comfortable victory.  Of note, Harrison Aghjian scored his first two UWCH goals and added a pair of assists; Danny Child matched Aghjian with 2 G, 2 A; Nick Clark had the playmaker plus one (4 A); Cole Christiansen scored a hat trick; Cole Holmes scored two more goals to take his team leading point total to 48 in 21 games; Joe Benert made it the WCCHA "grand slam" with the win, now having defeated every team in the conference.

Next weekend, UWCH travels for a two game series against Illinois (DI) and a huge inter-region game against Illinois State. 

1/12/11 - UWCH Ready for Second Semester, Run to Regionals

With the start of second semester closing in, UWCH won't wait for class to begin before hitting the ice.  This weekend, UWCH hosts future WCCHA opponent Northern Michigan for a two game series at the Shell, where it completed the first semester undefeated.  On Monday, UWCH hosts Minnesota-Duluth in a replay of a game abandoned earlier in the season.  With the loss of senior Matt Graham, freshman Joey Tidei, and freshman Sam Raphael, UWCH welcomes the addition of goalie Sam Barnett, defenseman Korey Jaminski, and forward/defenseman Austin Gilbertson to the roster for the run to regionals.

12/28/10 - Minnesota-Duluth Game Rescheduled

The first game of the UMD series has been rescheduled for January 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM at the Oregon Community Sports Arena in Oregon, WI.  The game, which was played back in November, had to be abandoned halfway through when a huge hole developed in the ice.  It will count towards the WCCHA standings, giving both teams a full slate of conference games in the hotly-contested WCCHA standings.

12/12/10 - Robert Morris-Maroon Series Recap

Battling the elements, UWCH took the end-of-semester trip to Chicago to take on Robert Morris-Maroon this past weekend.  Both games were closely contested affairs, although the team would have liked better results to go with the strong effort.  On Friday, the teams traded goals until late in the third, when Robert Morris capitalized on a few chances near the end of the game to make the final 6-3 score look a little more inflated than the game was.  On Saturday, the team looked to avenge it's mistakes and an (apparently) reformed Robert Morris team cleaned up their game overnight, which led to flowing, high paced action.  Once again, despite going up three times in the game, UWCH could not pull away.  In the third, Robert Morris once again took the lead, but the final result would be different.  After bringing it back to one, UWCH was called for a weak penalty with 1:59 to play.  Normally, a team would fold under such conditions, but first the line of Danny Child/Nick Clark and then AJ Siiro/Cole Holmes battled hard, eventually gaining control 4-5 in the offensive zone.  With goalie Joe Benert pulled, the extra attacker paid off as Cole Holmes netted the shorthanded equalizer with 30 second left.  Overtime played out to a scoreless end, despite the officials finally getting into the game and calling two (2!) penalties during the overtime period against RMU.

UWCH closes first semester at 10-5-2-3 and ranked #13 in the Central Region.  With a strong second semester schedule looming, UWCH will look to move up in the rankings and into contention for Regionals in February.  UWCH would also like to acknowledge an original, Matt Graham, who graduates at semester after a sterling three years with the team.  Best of luck Matt!

12/5/10 - Minnesota State Series Recap

UWCH completed their third sweep of the season this weekend in honor of their French Canadien brethren, beating Minnesota State 8-1 on Friday and 7-2 on Saturday.  A slow start to the game on Friday gave way to a strong finish, with AJ Siiro leading the team with a hat trick and Bill Davis chipping in a pair of goals to cruise to victory.  On Saturday, UWCH established a lead it wouldn't relinquished, and only an incessant parade of penalties kept the team from adding more to its lead.  Even so, Bill Davis again chipped in two goals, while Cole Christiansen matched that output in the victory.  With news of a split between Minnesota and St. Cloud State, UWCH took over top spot in the WCCHA going into the second semester.

UWCH turns its attention south for the final series of the semester.  The team travels to Chicago to play Robert Morris University (Maroon), looking to end the calendar year on a high note.  Follow the team on Facebook/Twitter for game updates!

12/1/10 - First Annual UWCH French-Canadien Appreciation Week to be Celebrated at this Weekend's Series Against MSU-Mankato

UWCH would like to invite it's fans to help celebrate the First Annual UWCH French-Canadien Week this weekend as they take on WCCHA opponent MSU-Mankato.  To celebrate, each member will assume a french "alter-ego", and every fan that prints and show a picture of a fluer de lis at the door will gain free admission (NOTE: admission is always free).  Visit the roster page to pick your favorite new UWCH player, and come out this weekend to help us celebrate!

For more information on what it means to be "Canadien Francias", visit wikipedia:

11/21/10 - St. Thomas Series Recap

Itching to return to action following the unfortunate events from the weekend before, UWCH hosted #14 St. Thomas in a big WCCHA series.  While the team started slowly on Friday, the team slowly but surely built a lead through the second and third to thoroughly outplay the visitors on their way to an eye-popping 10-3 victory.  Seven players notched multipoint games, led by Cole Holmes with a 2 goal, 2 assist performance.  Joe Benert was solid in net, stopping 30 of 33 shots for his third victory of the season.

Saturday, however, proved to be a different story, as a rejuvenated St. Thomas took full advantage of a number of UWH defensive lapses, holding on despite a late UWCH push for a 6-5 win.  With a few changes in the lineup, UWCH looked to jump on the Tommies early, but much like Friday night, was unable to do so early with a tightly contested first period.  However, UWCH did finish the first up a goal when Freshman Matt Vishny scored the first ever UWCH penalty shot by splitting the goalie's legs for the cool finish.  Ending the second 2-2, it came down to discipline and execution in the third, and a few avoidable defensive errors proved to be the difference in the game.  After trading goals early in the period, St. Thomas scored three straight goals.  Despite a goal during a 5 minute major and a shorthanded goal to bring  the deficit back to one, UWCH was unable to find the equalizer on a number of good chances at the end of the game.

While the split left a bit to be desired, the friday night result - and 15-9 aggregate score - should be enough to convince voters to move the team up this week as they look to build on their ranking position.  After a weekend off for thanksgiving, the team welcomes Minnesota State-Mankato for two games at the Shell Dec. 3/4.

11/14/10 - Duluth "Series" Recap

To describe the weekend in Duluth as "ordinary" would be far from the truth, with the team arriving back in Madison on Sunday night without having completed a game on the weekend.  Battling the first snow storm of the year on the trip up, the team was prepared for another challenge when they took the ice Saturday evening against Duluth.  Little did they know, the real battle would be with the actual ice.  Up 3-2 midway through the second courtesy of two stellar goals from Jason Forciea and one from Cole Christianson, Defensemen Harrison Aghjian attempted to make a play at the offensive blueline near the UWCH bench.  As he approached the puck, he appeared to fall out of the blue, allowing the on rushing Duluth forward to scoop it up unmarked and begin the attack.  The culmination of the ensuing play saw UMD tie the game up, while Aghjian slowly made his way back to the bench, slightly hurting and stunned.  Prior to the next faceoff, the team discovered a square foot hole in the ice - direct to the concrete - and a smaller one about a foot away.  After discussions with both teams and the on-ice officials, the game was abandoned for the obvious safety hazard without a winner.

Sunday, the best intentions of both teams to finish the game from the night before and the one scheduled for Sunday were for naught.  Earlier in the day, one of the two scheduled officials cancelled and Duluth was unable to find a replacement.  With no alternative but to play the game with one official, Duluth agreed to forfeit the game.  Thus, UWCH's first trip to Duluth ended with just over 29 minutes of hockey played, a vicious snow storm, and only a solitary forfeit win to add to the record.

Next, the team hosts WCCHA powerhouse St. Thomas in Madison, looking to avenge last year's sweep at the hands of the Tommies.

11/7/10 - Michigan Tech Series Recap

After a weekend off for "freak fest" in Madison, UWCH returned to the ice with their second home series of the season.  This time, the club hosted WCCHA opponent Michigan Tech for a two game set at the Shell.  Friday night, the team overcame Michigan Tech with a seven goal outburst in the third to win 11-4.  Notably, the new line of Clark-Child-Hermanson paid immediate dividends, with freshman Hermanson tallying four goals,  Senior Child adding three assists, and Senior Clark providing two helpers along with a goal.  Sophomore AJ Siiro also provided his usual effort, with a goal and three assists while defensemen Adam Arnold tallied two helpers and Senior Ian Andrews notched two goals.

On Saturday, the team cleaned up their defensive work, with only a late MTU goal denying the team it's first shutout of the season.  The final score of 9-1 saw Junior Zach Gansmoe provide four assists, with fellow defensemen Sophomore JT Nida scoring his first UWCH goal to go along with an assist.  Freshman Harrison Aghjian also added three assists as the team cruised to victory and the series sweep.

UWCH now sits at 5-1-0 in the WCCHA and 6-3-1-3 overall.  This weekend, the team travels north for a Saturday/Sunday series with the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

10/24/10 - UWCH to host UW-Eau Claire in February

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has replaced Hamline University on the schedule for a home series slated for February 4 and 5, 2011.  UW-Eau Claire is in their first season as a club team registered with the ACHA.  The friday night game is set for 8:30 pm at the Shell, while the Saturday game is yet to be determined.  UWCH is excited to host this in-state competition and looks forward to two competitive games in February.

10/24/10 - St. Olaf Series Recap

UWCH returned to WCCHA action this weekend with a road trip to St. Olaf College.  The Oles put up little fight either night, with UWCH winning more than comfortably both Friday and Saturday night by scores of 13-3 and 13-2, respectively.  Aside from the usual suspects, a number of players had big weekends, including Jason Forciea (1 G, 7 A), Matt Vishny (3 G, 3 A).  Additionally, freshman defenseman Seth Hyman (3 G, 0 A) and freshman forward Harlow Hermanson (1 G, 1 A) scored their first career UWCH goals.  UWCH is off this weekend for Halloween, returning to action the following weekend with a home series against WCCHA foe Michigan Tech.

10/18/10 - Strong Showing for UWCH at the 2010 ACHA DII Showcase

Over the past weekend, UWCH took part in the 2010 ACHA DII Showcase in Youngstown, OH.  The trip was a success, with three strong showings against teams likely to be ranked in the northeast and southeast divisions.  Traveling light due to injuries and exams that kept some team members at home, UWCH knew it faced a tough battle but came ready to play on Friday and almost caused the upset of the weekend.

Taking on UMBC, who is likely to find themselves ranked first in the SE region come October 31st, the Badgers dug in and played a solid end-to-end game.  UWCH started the scoring early, and carried a 3-2 lead midway through the third.  However, UMBC found the net with five minutes to play.  UWCH killed a penalty to start overtime, but got caught at the end of a long shift as a point shot deflected by a UWCH player saw the puck trickle into the net to end the game.  Final score, 4-3.  UMBC went on to crush their remaining competition, beating likely #2 SE Florida Gulf Coast 7-3 and Ohio State 5-0.

In it's second game, UWCH faced a fighting Penn State team coming off a 7-1 stomping of showcase minnow Wright State.  In this game, the teams traded goals through the first and second.  However, Penn State found themselves holding a 5-3 lead late in the third and expecting the victory.  However, UWCH was not to be denied.  An end to end rush by Jason Ehrmantraut saw the puck buried in the low left corner, and with just under a minute remaining and the goalie pulled, UWCH tied it up through Cole Holmes.  Then, in overtime, it was once again #7 with the OT winner.  For their part, Penn State played a strong, clean game.  Including the win over Wright State, Penn State finished the showcase with a 2-0-0-1 record after beating Robert Morris-Maroon on Sunday.

In it's final game, UWCH came up against IUP.  Clearly the better team, UWCH was pinned back by mediocre officiating and an opportunistic IUP team.  In what became a theme of the weekend, not even a hat trick by Eric Janssen could keep UWCH out of overtime.  The team dominated the overtime period, peppering the IUP goalie with seven shots but could not find the breakthrough.  With the final buzzer, UWCH completed the trifecta of overtime outcomes on the weekend with it's first official tie of the season.  IUP was coming off of a 7-6 OT victory against Marist on Friday and a 3-3 tie with future UWCH opponent Northern Michigan on Saturday.

The stars of the weekend included Cole Holmes (5 G, 4 A), Eric Janssen (3 G, 5 A), and Jason Ehrmantraut (2 G, 3 A).  However, the entire traveling team played well on the weekend, and what the team lacked in numbers it made up for in hard work and determination.  Next up, UWCH looks forward to a return to conference action with a trip to St. Olaf, followed by home series against Michigan Tech.

10/12/10 - UWCH to Play in 2010 ACHA DII Showcase This Weekend

UWCH travels to Youngstown, Ohio this weekend to take part in the 2010 ACHA DII Showcase.  Bringing together 20 teams from across the United States, the team will face stiff competition with three games in three days.  First up, UWCH takes on 2009 National Semifinalist Maryland-Baltimore County in the first game of the Showcase slated for 10:00 AM on Friday.  Then, on Saturday UWCH takes on Big Ten foe Penn State at 2:30 PM.  The final game pits the Badgers against IUP at 2:00 PM on Sunday.

Not able to make the trip to Ohio?  You can follow the team @uwclubhockey on twitter for score updates, or watch @achamensd2 for all scores from the event.  In addition, for a small fee, you can watch UWCH live online at  Cheer on the team as they look to "shock the nation" with a strong performance this weekend!

10/4/10 - St. Cloud State Series Recap

UWCH hosted it's first series of the 2010-2011 season when conference foe St. Cloud State visited Madison this past weekend, and despite never holding the lead during the weekend, the Huskies escaped with a series split.  UWCH dominated play on friday night at the Shell, taking advantage of SCSU penalties with crisp power plays.  Despite allowing two goals late, UWCH never relinquished it's lead in skating to a 4-2 victory.  On Saturday, the game looked as if UWCH would walk away with a blowout win.  Up 3-0 after the first and adding a fourth quickly in the second, the team looked set to cruise to victory.  However, SCSU, fresh off a win at #2 Iowa State (ACHA DI), would not go away so easily.  Chipping away at the lead, the Huskies continued to close the gap, finally tying the game with just under three minutes left.  Benefiting from a timely clearance that followed a terrible line change, SCSU capitalized on a 2 on 1 to claim victory in overtime.  Cole Holmes was the UWCH star of the weekend, registering seven points (1 G, 6 A), followed by another strong performance by Cole Christiansen (4 G, 1 A) and AJ Siiro (2 G, 1 A). UWCH takes Homecoming weekend off before traveling to Ohio to take part in the D2 Showcase.

9/28/10 - St. Norbert Series Recap

Looking for it's first win of the season, UWCH made the cross-state trip to St. Norbert College this weekend to take on the Green Knights.  On Friday night, the team battled hard, fighting back from a 4-1 deficit in the third but ran out of time searching for equalizer.  On Saturday, the game was a highly entertaining affair, with the teams trading goals back and forth.  Earning its first point of the season when regulation ended with the teams tied, UWCH was unable to stop the Green Knights from capitalizing in overtime for the win.  Even with the loss and overtime loss, UWCH saw Cole Holmes, Jack Crawford, and Adam Vishny score their first goals of the year.  Next up, UWCH hosts the St. Cloud State Huskies in the first WCCHA games of the season.  Friday night's game starts at 8:30 pm at the Shell, while Saturday's tilt is set for 11:40 am at Capitol Ice Arena.

9/19/10 - DePaul Series Recap

UWCH travelled to DePaul this weekend searching for their first wins of the season, but left empty handed with plenty of lessons learned.  On Friday night, it took only 30 seconds before UWCH was down 2-0 after a fired up DePaul pounced on UWCH, burying their first two chances.  After a third goal only a minute later, UWCH settled down and fought hard through the rest of the first and the second, with Cole Christiansen netting two goals to give UWCH hope.  But in what can only be referred to as "the Perfect Storm," DePaul romped to 9 unanswered goals in the third as the experienced team took full advantage of each mistake made by the young UWCH team.

On Saturday, UWCH came focused and prepared to show that Friday night's result was a fluke, and found success through the first two periods.  After going down 1-0 in the first on a shorthanded tally, UWCH fought back and took the lead early in the third period on Bill Davis' first ever collegiate goal.  However, after DePaul tied it up on the power play, UWCH gave up a second shorthanded goal to gift DePaul a lead they would not relinquish.  After adding an insurance goal, two late UWCH penalties all but washed away any comeback possibility.  Although the team left with two losses, the team will take the lessons learned from a very good DePaul team to heart as they look to improve their performance.  UWCH will travel this coming weekend to St. Norbert in Green Bay, WI for a two game set against the Green Knights looking to climb back to .500 on the season.

9/9/10 - 2010-2011 Roster Announced

Following two nights of intense tryout sessions, the 2010-2011 UWCH team has been selected.  Congratulations to those who have made the roster this season, and a big thank you to all in attendance.  To view this year's team, click the ROSTER link on the left side bar.

The team begins "training camp" on Sunday in preparation for the first games of the season next weekend against DePaul University in Northbrook, IL.

9/1/10 - Home Game Times Posted

Two of the remaining "to be determined" home game times have been confirmed.  The October 2 game against St. Cloud State University is set for 11:40 am, while the November 20 game against the University of St. Thomas is set for 12:30 pm.  Both games will be held at Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, and pit UWCH against strong conference opponents.

8/26/10 - Open Hockey Ice Times

Open hockey times at the Shell have been posted on the Wisconsin Division of Recreational Sports website.  There are two sessions prior to tryouts:

Thursday, Sept. 2:  8:45-10:15 pm
Sunday, Sept. 5: 7:15-9:45 pm

These sessions are administered by the Division of Recreational Sports, NOT the University of Wisconsin Men's Ice Hockey Club.  The cost is $3/session for registered students.  For a full schedule of open hockey times and dates, click the following link (or visit the Rec Sports website):


8/20/10 - Tryout Times Posted

Tryout dates and times have been posted.  The first session will take place Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 8:45-11:00 pm, while the second session will be Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 7:30-9:45 pm.  The cost is $20 for both sessions.

Once the team is selected, the fun begins.  New this season, the team will hold a "training camp" to gear up for the first series of the season Sept. 17-19 vs. DePaul.  Practice will be held four nights during the first week of the season (Sept. 12-16), including Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Following the DePaul series, the team will begin it's usual twice-a-week practice for the remainder of the season.

8/5/10 - Ferris State Series Cancelled

The October 8/9 weekend home series against Ferris State has been cancelled.  At this time, UWCH does not expect to find a replacement team for that weekend, which is Homecoming weekend in Madison.

4/26/10 - 2010-2011 Executive Board

The elections have been held and the 2010-2011 UWCH Executive Board is:

President - AJ Siiro
Vice President - Cole Christiansen
Treasurer - Jason Ehrmantraut
Fundraising Coordinator - Zach Gansmoe
Rec Sports/Travel Coordinator - Whitney Larsen

We look forward to another successful season in 2010-2011!

4/14/10 - Offseason Update

The 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Season Recaps are now available as a PDF.  They can be downloaded in two places: on the Schedule/Results page below this season's results and on the Club Information page under "History".  The All-Time Individual Records are also available for viewing in the "History" section of the Club Information page.

The 2010-2011 season schedule is almost complete.  Highlights include games against Illinois (D1), Illinois State, Minnesota, St. Thomas, Robert Morris-Maroon, DePaul, and a trip to Youngstown, OH to take part in the ACHA DII Showcase. The schedule will be released in the coming weeks. We are also working on solidifying our home ice arenas for next season.

If you are interested in playing next season, please send an email to Connor Tuttle at  Tryouts will again take place the first week of school in preparation for our first games the third weekend of September.

3/1/10 - Season Review

The 2009-2010 Season saw the UW Club Hockey team grow by leaps and bounds, establishing a foundation upon which to build in the future.  The team finished 19-10-0-1 overall, highlighted by a second place finish in the WCCHA and the WSCIC Championship.

In the final weekend of the season, UWCH entered the WCCHA Tournament as the #3 seed.  After a 6-0 win in the first round over Michigan Tech, UWCH avenged an early season sweep by topping #2 Minnesota 4-2 in the semifinals.  However, injuries and illness caught up to the team in the final, as they fell to the buzzsaw that was St. Cloud State 4-2.

The results from the weekend overall were quite positive, including the announcement that Freshman Forward AJ Siiro was named First Team All-WCCHA, while Senior Tristan Callahan and Junior Jason Ehrmantraut were named Second Team All-WCCHA. Siiro finished the season as the team's leading scorer, followed by graduating senior Matt Rossman and Sophomore Cole Christiansen.

The team would like to thank their parents, fans, and sponsors for all their help this season.  The team will look to build on this season with more success in 2011-2012!


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