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#3 UMD, #17 Wisconsin to meet for 1st time since WCHA days

DULUTH, MN- As the UMD men’s hockey team continues non-conference play this upcoming weekend. It’s going to be a bit of throwback, as they’ll take on 17th-ranked Wisconsin on the road.

This is the first meeting between the Badgers and Bulldogs since the days that both teams belonged to the WCHA and the first time they face each other. Both teams crack the top-20 national rankings with UMD at number three and Wisconsin at number 17.

“It’s always a tough building to go into and win a hockey game. I joked with those guys, they waited till they had a really good team and it’s certainly a talented team, it’ll be fun to go back there and play,” said head coach Scott Sandelin.

“You know they have a lot of skilled guys, they’re a skilled team so it’s good to try to play different match-ups like that. Hard-heavy teams and fast-skilled teams, kind of just getting adjusted to all scenarios. It’ll be good to play a team like that,” added defenseman Scott Perunovich.

Puck drops at 7 PM on Friday.

Neil Vierzba

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