Badgers 7, Sun Devils 6: Quick wrapup and three stars from Wisconsin's victory against No. 9 Arizona State

Badgers 7, Sun Devils 6: Quick wrapup and three stars from Wisconsin's victory against No. 9 Arizona State

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Roman Ahcan completed his first collegiate hat trick, scoring the go-ahead goal with 1:09 left in the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team's 7-6 victory against No. 9 Arizona State on Friday at the Kohl Center. Alex Turcotte scored twice for the Badgers, and Johnny Walker had two goals for the Sun Devils.

Three stars

No. 3: Walker reached 20 goals on the season.

No. 2: Turcotte scored his first goal in 16 games and added another.

No. 1: Ahcan's third multiple-goal game of the season was his first with three.

Up next

The Badgers host the Sun Devils on Saturday.

Pregame

The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team will try to break No. 9 Arizona State's seven-game winning streak when the teams open a non-conference series at the Kohl Center on Friday (7 p.m., no TV, BTN+ pay stream, 1310 AM).

It's the third all-time meeting between the Badgers and the Sun Devils. UW swept a series in Madison on Oct. 30-31, 2015, Arizona State's first season. But to say the Sun Devils aren't the same team they were back then would be putting it mildly.

The independent program is in its second straight season of 20 wins or more and is looking to wrap up a second straight at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The Badgers, meanwhile, are trying to build momentum for the Big Ten Conference playoffs, which offers their only hope at an NCAA spot.

Badgers (11-18-1)

Forwards

Dylan Holloway - Ty Pelton-Byce - Cole Caufield

Roman Ahcan - Alex Turcotte - Linus Weissbach

Max Zimmer - Tarek Baker - Ryder Donovan

Jack Gorniak - Owen Lindmark - Brock Caufield

Dominick Mersch

Defensemen

Wyatt Kalynuk - Ty Emberson

K'Andre Miller - Mike Vorlicky

Josh Ess - Tyler Inamoto

Goaltenders

Daniel Lebedeff

Johan Blomquist

Jack Berry

Sun Devils (22-9-3)

Forwards

Jordan Sandhu - James Sanchez - Johnny Walker

PJ Marrocco - Filips Buncis - Austin Lemieux

Tyler Busch - Brett Gruber - Willie Knierim

Dominic Garcia - Steenn Pasichnuk - Connor Stuart

Defensemen

Brinson Pasichnuk - Josh Maniscalco

Jarrod Gourley - Jacob Wilson

Jacob Semik - Jack Judson

Gvido Jansons

Goaltenders

Evan DeBrouwer

Max Prawdzik

Officials

Referees: Anthony Czech and Ian McCambridge

Linesmen: Matt Gerlach and Bill Hancock

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