Defenseman Daniel Laatsch showed poise and confidence, his coach said, in big late-game situations.
The top-ranked Badgers women's hockey team will host No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday and Sunday at LaBahn Arena.
The Badgers blanked Minnesota Duluth behind 24 saves from Kennedy Blair in their first top-10 challenge of the season.
The Badgers defeated Army for their first victory of the season.
The top-ranked Badgers play the No. 7 Bulldogs in Western Collegiate Hockey Association games on Friday and Sunday.
Corson Ceulemans, Liam Malmquist and Brayden Morrison spent the 2020-21 season with Canadian junior teams that had the schedule paused for long stretches. Those pauses are having an effect on their first seasons with the Badgers.
The UW men's team is unranked for the first time since Oct. 26, 2020.
"If we're not going to do it in a game we're going to have to learn how to do it in practice," Badgers captain Tarek Baker said of UW's struggles to compete in being swept by Michigan Tech.
The Huskies got goals by a pair of Wisconsin natives — Appleton's Trenton Bliss, a former UW recruit, and Hudson's Alec Broetzman — in putting the Badgers away early.
The Huskies completed a sweep of a non-conference series at the Kohl Center.
Daryl Watts became only the ninth NCAA women's hockey player to reach 250 points in the victory.
Michigan Tech scored four times in the second period to spoil the Badgers' return to the Kohl Center.
The Huskies scored four times in the second period to win the season opener at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers women's hockey team will unveil its 2021 NCAA championship banner before Saturday's game.
The 13th-ranked Badgers are trying to win their season opener for the fourth time in five years on Friday.
Minnesota, which finished second behind the Badgers last season, was the pick to win the Big Ten regular-season title.
Everyone's lining up again to try to take down the two-time defending NCAA champions. Here's how the Badgers can give themselves a chance at a third straight title.
Watts is back with the top-ranked Badgers as the chase of another NCAA title begins, and she's not holding back about experiences with Hockey Canada that she said never made her happy.
The Badgers has been at No. 1 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Poll more often than any other team.
The teams will meet in Chippewa Falls on Oct. 3 as a warmup for their season openers five days later.
The Badgers women's hockey team will try for a third straight NCAA championship with the program's smallest roster since the inaugural season.
UW starts the Big Ten season at Michigan and ends it at Minnesota and has a nine-week stretch where it doesn't need to leave Wisconsin to play.
Sources said the defending regular-season champion Badgers men's hockey team will open Big Ten play with two of the top title contenders.
A crew of eight spent Wednesday layering on ice, paint and logos to make the new ice surface for the Badgers men's hockey team to play on.
Ceulemans and six other Badgers players or recruits were listed on the NHL Central Scouting final rankings for the July draft.