Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tigers Demolished

The Tigers traveled to Wisconsin and got pounded by the Badgers 6-1 Friday night. The Tigers had beaten UW 6 straight times.

Game links below.

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Tigers no match for Wisconsin
CC suffers 6-1 loss in opener with Badgers

If there’s any heat to be felt in frigid Madison this weekend, Colorado College is likely to be burning from it.

CC saw its six-game winning streak against the University of Wisconsin screech to a halt on Friday, suffering a lopsided 6-1 loss to the Badgers in the opener of their two-game series at the Kohl Center.

The defeat, combined with Minnesota’s 5-1 victory over St. Cloud State and North Dakota’s 3-3 tie at Michigan Tech, dropped the Tigers into a fourth-place tie with the Fighting Sioux in the WCHA standings.

CC, now 12-8-5 overall and 8-7-2 in league play, remained in contention for nearly two periods, until a fluke goal with 17.3 seconds left in the middle frame put the Badgers up 3-1. Aaron Bendickson got credit for the tally, which was inadvertently batted past goaltender Richard Bachman by one of Bachman’s own teammates.

When Andy Bohmbach upped the count to 4-1 with his first of two red lighters during a Wisconsin power play early in the third period, it was all over for the frustrated Tigers and their sophomore netminder, who gave way to senior Drew O’Connell for the duration of the contest.

Despite 30 shots on goal for the night, all Colorado College had to show on the scoreboard was a power-play goal by junior defenseman Nate Prosser that tied the game at 1-1 midway through the opening period.

John Mitchell scored once and added a pair of assists for the second-place Badgers, who pulled to within a point of league-leading and idle Denver. Tom Gorowsky struck for the game winner on a rebound just 2:06 into the second period, moments after Bachman robbed Michael Davies twice from point-blank range. Davies scored against O’Connell in the third period. Bohmbach added an assist to go with his two goals.