Badgers 8, Victoria 2: The rundown and three stars from Wisconsin’s men’s hockey exhibition game
Roman Ahcan scored and added two assists, and Max Zimmer scored twice in the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team’s 8-2 victory over Victoria on Sunday in an exhibition game at the Kohl Center.
No. 3: UW’s Dominick Mersch had seven shots on goal and was plus-2 in addition to his first-period goal, which turned out to be the winner.
No. 2: Max Zimmer scored a pair of beauties for the Badgers, something that they’d love to see continue into the regular season.
No. 1: Roman Ahcan had three points on a goal and two assists and was plus-3 while playing on the fourth line with Mersch and Brock Caufield.
The Badgers open the regular season against No. 12 Boston College at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kohl Center.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team ends its longest offseason in 22 years Sunday with an exhibition game against Canadian school Victoria at the Kohl Center (5 p.m., no TV, 100.9 FM).
The 218 days since the 2017-18 season ended with a loss to Michigan on March 3 is the longest since 1996, when the Badgers had 223 days off between the end of one season and the start of the next.
UW is opening the season with an exhibition game for the sixth time. The last two have been against Victoria, which lost 10-1 to the Badgers on Oct. 1, 2016.
Max Zimmer - Seamus Malone - Will Johnson
Linus Weissbach - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Matthew Freytag - Mick Messner - Jarod Zirbel
Roman Ahcan - Dominick Mersch - Brock Caufield
Tyler Inamoto - Wyatt Kalynuk
Peter Tischke - K’Andre Miller
Josh Ess - Ty Emberson
Jake Bunz - Jesper Peltonen