Badgers fight for first win tonight in Denver

The Matchup: Wisconsin vs. #10 Denver
Date: Saturday, November 22nd
Location: Magness Arena
Ice Surface: 200’ X 85’
TV: ROOT Sports
Radio: WTSO AM 1070
Video Stream: None
Audio Stream: (Free)
All-Time Series: UW leads the series 75-69-9
Last Meeting: Played in 2012; Badgers won 3-1


About Colorado College:

Record: 7-3-0
Head Coach: Jim Montgomery (2nd season in Denver 27-19-6)
Notable: Denver comes in boasting a number 10 rankings in the rankings and have been playing like it.

This explosive offense is beating opponents by an average of 3.4 goals for the season.

The last two games alone Denver has beaten opponents by an average of seven goals.

The team is deep and studded with point production led by super Sophomore, Trevor Moore.

Denver also recently beat Colorado College 8-1. The same Colorado College team who dominated the Badgers last night, beating Wisconsin 5-2.


Stat Leaders:

Points: Trevor More (13)
Goals: Danton Heinen and Joey LaLeggia (5)
Assists: Trevor More and Daniel Doremus (9)
Save Pct.: Evan Cowley (.929)
Goals Against Average: Evan Cowley (1.85 GAA)


About Wisconsin:

Record: 0-7
Head Coach: Mike Eaves (13th Season – 255-187-53)
Notable: The Badgers, who are now on a losing streak of seven games, look to play the underdog card in this matchup.

Landon Peterson, who got the start last night in net, gave up five goals in the loss. If the badgers want any chance of beating Denver, who ever is in net will have to play phenomenally.

The Badgers are no strangers to playing talented team. They kept with a number two ranked North Dakota team, almost stealing a victory, so do not count them out so soon.


Stat Leaders:

Points: Grant Besse (4)
Goals: Chase Drake (2)
Assists: Grant Besse (3)
Save Pct.: Landon Peterson (.900)
Goals Against Average: Landon Peterson (3.03 GAA)


Quick Analysis:

The Badgers lack of cohesiveness could really hurt them tonight as they finish up their Colorado road trip in Denver this evening.

Denver’s team is extremely hot right now and confidence for the Pioneers is at an all time high after a 7-0 victory the previous night against a solid Air Force team.

Denver will attack the Badgers shaky defense all night and it is hard to anticipate anything but a large influx of goals for the Pioneers.

If the Badgers have anything going for them it is this; they are hungry. This is a team so is sick and tired of coming up short night in night out and frankly need this win more than Denver.

If the Badgers can go out and take it to Denver early, Wisconsin may just catch Denver off guard.

Prediction: Wisconsin 1, Denver 6

Denver overpowers the Badgers in the second period of play and proves to be too much too handle for the already deflated Wisconsin Badgers. Denver sends Wisconsin back home with another loss.

Sawyer Bock

About Sawyer Bock

Sawyer is a Sophomore at UW-Madison majoring in Communication Arts and a beat writer for the UW- Men's Hockey Team. You can catch him on UW-Madison's student radio WSUM where he hosts a sports talk show and broadcasts numerous varieties of Badger sports or on twitter @YoungSawyer_