Wisconsin falls to Minnesota, 4-2

Caufield, Emberson net goals for the Badgers

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin men’s hockey team fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday night at the Kohl Center in game two of the home series, 4-2.

Freshman Cole Caufield notched his 17th goal of the season, scoring on Minnesota goalie Jared Moe, to tie the game at 1-1 in the first period. Scoring for the Badgers would peak there until late in the third period when Sophomore Ty Emberson netted his first goal of the season. Caufield recorded his eighth career multi-point game by assisting on Emberson’s goal.

The attempted comeback ran out of time and was too much for Wisconsin to overcome after finding themselves down two goals late in the final period.

Other point scorers for the Badgers included Roman AhcanTy Pelton-Byce and Josh Ess all notching assists on the night.

Senior goaltender Jack Berry ended with 21 saves on the night in his 11th appearance of the season.


Straight from the rink:
Head Coach Tony Granato:

“This was set up for us nice, we knew the crowd would be into it with attendance and the excitement with the students being back in the building and lots of things to be fired up for for a Gopher-Badger series and we weren’t able to perform well enough to make it special for us.”

“As a team, they won five of six coming in, I thought we matched up really well. We had two great games with them earlier in the year and won one of them with a shootout and I thought it was time for us to step up and show we were improved and there were parts of the game where you felt really confident that things were going to go our way.”

Up Next: Wisconsin will be on the road next weekend versus the Michigan Wolverines. Puck drop will be at 5 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Friday nights game broadcast on Big Ten Network with both games available for listen on 1310 WIBA.