Bryce Brodzinski ended hopes of a University of Wisconsin comeback by scoring with 2:17 remaining in No. 1 Minnesota's 5-3 victory at LaBahn Arena on Sunday. Brodzinski, Sammy Walker and Blake McLaughlin all had a goal and an assist for the Gophers.
No. 3: Roman Ahcan had a pair of assists for the Badgers.
No. 2: Brodzinski put things away for the Gophers.
No. 1: Defenseman Ryan Johnson had two assists and was plus-4 for Minnesota.
The Badgers host Arizona State on Friday and Saturday.
The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team looks for a sweep of No. 1 Minnesota when the teams close a Big Ten series Sunday at LaBahn Arena.
UW also swept the Gophers at home the last time the teams met with the Badgers at No. 12 and Minnesota at No. 1, in February 2014.
Minnesota's Scott Reedy, who's tied for the team lead with 11 points, is out of the lineup with an injury. UW made only one change from its 3-1 victory on Saturday, replacing Ryder Donovan with Jason Dhooghe on the fourth line.
Badgers (6-5, 6-2-0-1 Big Ten)
Linus Weissbach - Ty Pelton-Byce - Cole Caufield
Roman Ahcan - Dylan Holloway - Brock Caufield
Dominick Mersch - Tarek Baker - Sam Stange
Jack Gorniak - Owen Lindmark - Mathieu de St. Phalle / Jason Dhooghe
Tyler Inamoto - Ty Emberson
Jesper Peltonen - Anthony Kehrer
Josh Ess - Mike Vorlicky
Scratches: F Ryder Donovan, D Shay Donovan, D Luke LaMaster, G Ben Garrity
Golden Gophers (10-1, 8-1 Big Ten)
Blake McLaughlin - Sammy Walker - Mason Nevers
Jonny Sorenson - Ben Meyers - Bryce Brodzinski
Sampo Ranta - Jaxon Nelson - Brannon McManus
Cullen Munson - Jack Perbix - Nathan Burke
Matt Staudacher - Jackson LaCombe
Ryan Johnson - Brock Faber
Ben Brinkman - Mike Koster
Referees: Barry Pochmara and Jonathon Sitarski
Linesmen: Samuel Shikowsky and Johnathan Morrison
Fave 5: Sports reporter Todd D. Milewski picks his most memorable stories of 2020
This group of stories looks back on a Miracle, gets the details on the details of a jersey design and provides a window into an epic journey.
OK, this one was written in 2019 but it appeared in the paper in 2020, so I'm including it. A lot of memories in a few days in Pasadena.
The 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice was in February, and we got treated to Mark Johnson telling some of the stories that never get old.
Former Badgers player Claudia Kepler of Verona had a whirlwind journey end with a championship and some great yarns.
The designers of Forward Madison FC's drip kit were meticulous in going through the processes they used.