Nov. 3, 2009
MADISON, Wis.-Though Camp Randall Stadium is known for its legacy as one of the most renowned college football stadiums in the nation, come Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, it will undergo a transformation. A blanket of ice will cover the turf of the football field, as the men's hockey team will play host to the Michigan Wolverines in the Camp Randall Hockey Classic. The puck is scheduled to drop at 5 p.m.
The Badgers and Wolverines will account for the third outdoor game played in Division I men's college hockey since 2001. The first took place when Michigan faced Michigan State at Spartan Stadium on Oct. 6, 2001, which ended in a 3-3 tie. Wisconsin played in the second, which was played on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field on February 11, 2006. The Badgers topped Ohio State, 4-2, in that contest.
Though the game is roughly three months away, the Badger hockey players got a little taste of the stadium by playing a practice game on the field. The rules were the same, except a ball replaced the puck. The senior team, led by team tri-captain Blake Geoffrion, took on the underclassmen team, led by goaltender Scott Gudmandson.
To view the game and everything that went along with it, check it out here.
To purchase tickets to this historical event, check out uwbadgers.com, or directly access the ticket page here.
The Badgers are currently 3-2-1 overall, and play host to border rival Minnesota this weekend. The first game is Friday, November 6, at 7 p.m. The second game Saturday is scheduled for the same time.
Brady Hartung, UW Athletic Communications