Mike Eaves doesn’t just train hockey players. He raises them.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s almost that time of year. When fans start whipping out their rally towels, bragging rights against the team you hate the most are at an all-time high and men grow beards that could put a bear to shame.
Though the season is over, it was still a busy week for the Wisconsin hockey team. Three players have signed deals this week to continue their careers in professional hockey.
In a unique way, the University of North Dakota owes Wisconsin a thank you. If the Badgers hadn’t won the Big Ten Championship game last weekend and secured a top-seed in the NCAA tournament, UND wouldn’t have made it in.
This past weekend, Wisconsin headed to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., to compete in the inaugural Big Ten Hockey tournament.
One year ago, the Penn State Nittany Lions dug themselves out of a 2-0 hole to beat the Badgers 3-2 in overtime, effectively spoiling UW's at-large postseason bid. With the Big Ten title on the line and the tournament just weeks away, Wisconsin was not about to let history repeat itself this weekend.
The 2014 Winter Olympics officially came to a close this past week, but not before the United States, and the world, learned the name of a very unique 18-year-old.
As the Badgers prepare to play in the Kohl Center for the last time this season, they also will be saying goodbye to nine team members.
The United States and Russia have long had a bitter rivalry on the rink that dates back to their 1980 “miracle on ice” showdown.