Jan. 28, 2010
MADISON, Wis.—Those of you who have hated the blistering cold that has blanketed Madison over the last week, rest easy. Looking ahead to the 2010 Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic, forecasts are currently calling for temperatures right around the freezing mark.
On Feb. 6, the No. 2 Wisconsin men’s hockey team (14-6-4, 10-5-3 WCHA) will host the Michigan Wolverines (14-11-1, 9-8-1 CCHA) in Madison’s first-ever outdoor game at 5 p.m. The No. 10 Wisconsin women (14-9-3, 11-8-1 WCHA) will battle the Bemidji State Beavers (8-12-6, 7-7-6 WCHA) first at 2 p.m.
With the subzero temperatures suffocating Madison currently, fans have the right to be a bit nervous what Mother Nature has in store for the two games. Take a sigh of relief. The Weather Channel predicts a 32-degree high and an overcast sky for the showdown. These seem almost balmy for the typical hockey player or fan.
Badger senior tri-captain Ben Street (Coquitlam, British Columbia) is one player who is certain to be happy about the way the weather is shaping up.
“I would say right around brisk would be perfect. Anywhere from 25-freezing would be ideal for me,” said Street.
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