Badgers clawed by Wolverines
Caufield scores 18th goal of the season in Wisconsin loss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Wisconsin men’s hockey team fell Friday night to the Michigan Wolverines in game one of a two-game series at Yost Arena this weekend. The final score from the Big Ten matchup was, 8-4.

The Badgers battled all night in a game that got away in the second half of the third period.

After Michigan scored the lone first-period goal, Jack Gorniak made it 1-1.

After Michigan took a 3-1 lead freshman forward Dylan Holloway scored his first goal since Nov. 30.

After Michigan led 4-2, freshman forward Cole Caufield tallied his 18th goal of the season.

After Michigan led 5-3, senior forward Max Zimmer finished off two-on-one.

The duo of Johan Blomquist and Daniel Lebedeff combined for 33 saves on the night but could not hold off the Michigan offense, including a hat-trick from Michigan’s Nick Granowicz.

Cole Caufield and Zimmer each finished with a goal and an assist, while Wyatt Kalynuk, Sean Dhooghe and Dominick Mersch all added assists on the night.

Notes to know:
• Shots on goal were even between the two teams at 41
• Senior goalie Johan Blomquist made his season debut tonight coming in late in the second period and finished with 12 saves
• Cole Caufield tied for ninth on UW’s all-time freshman goal-scoring list with his 18th of the season, while also reaching 30 points
Straight from the rink:
Tony Granato:
“I was real happy with the way we played the game. Just too many went in our net. We created a lot, but unfortunately, they blocked a lot of the shots we created. We played hard and we played until the end of the game.”

Up Next: Wisconsin will face Michigan in a rematch tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. from Ann Arbor. The game will stream on BTN+ with a radio broadcast on 1310 WIBA.