Badgers defeat Holy Cross 6-0 for season's first win




Oct. 10, 2010

13 Wisconsin 6, Holy Cross 0
Scottrade Center • St. Louis, Mo.
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1st 2nd 3rd Final
 Holy Cross (0-2-0)
0 0 0 0
 Wisconsin (1-1-0)
1
3 2 6
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 Scoring Summary
1st 08:07 UW Turnbull (Barnes, Lee)
2nd 04:07 UW Smith (Gardiner)
2nd 18:00 UW Lee (Turnbull, Springer)
2nd 18:41 UW R. Little (C. Johnson, Dolan)
3rd 08:08 UW Mersch (Dolan, C. Johnson)
3rd 18:25 UW Smith (Zengerle, Schultz)
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Min GA Sv
HC Roy (L, 0-1-0) 60:00 6 32
UW Bennett (W, 1-0-0) 60:00 0 28
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HC UW
 Shots on Goal 28 38
 Power Plays
0-6 2-6
 Penalties-Minutes
6-12
6-12
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Badgers recorded their first win of the 2010-11 season on Sunday afternoon by defeating Holy Cross 6-0 in the consolation game of the Ice Breaker Tournament.

The No. 13 Badgers outshot Holy Cross, 38-28, as senior goaltender Brett Bennett (Williamsville, N.Y.) received the shutout win in his season debut, recording 28 saves.

The Badgers scored first when senior Podge Turnbull (Hayward, Wis.) knocked in a loose puck at the side of the net at 8:07 of the first period. Freshman Tyler Barnes (Eagan, Minn.) recorded his first collegiate point with an assist on the play.

The Badger special teams made a significant stand in the first period to preserve the lead. After two consecutive penalties against Wisconsin, Holy Cross received 1:26 of a 5-on-3 advantage. The Badger defense held and killed off both penalties.

The Badgers increased their lead to 2-0 in the second period when Craig Smith (Madison, Wis.) lit the lamp with a spectacular individual effort.  Smith deked out the Holy Cross defenseman, and finished the tremendous play by putting home his first of the season. The goal, at 4:07 of the second period, was assisted by Jake Gardiner (Minnetonka, Minn.).

Derek Lee (North Vancouver, B.C.) scored his second goal of the season at 18:00 of the second period. With the Badgers on the power-play, Lee knocked in a rebound of a Turnbull shot.

Just 41 seconds later, Ryan Little (Fond du Lac, Wis.) scored his second goal of the season, and his career to increase the Badger lead to 4-0. Little started with the puck behind the goal, and then put in a back-handed shot at 18:41 of the second period.

In third period, freshman Michael Mersch (Park Ridge, Ill.) scored his first collegiate goal to give the Badgers a 5-0. Mersch deflected in a shot from captain Sean Dolan (St. Louis, Mo.) at 8:08 of the third period. Freshman Jason Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) set up the play by outskating two defenders to reach the puck.

Craig Smith finished the scoring for the Badgers with a power-play goal at 18:25 of the third period, his second goal of the game.

The Badgers finished the day 2-for-6 on the power-play, holding Holy Cross to a 0-for-6 mark with the man advantage.

The win brings the Badgers to (1-1-0) on the season, and drops Holy Cross to (0-2-0).

Next week the Badgers open their home slate at the Kohl Center with two games against the University of Alabama - Huntsville. The games are Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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