The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (10-15-5, 6-9-5 Big Ten) had a respectable trip to South Bend, Indiana this weekend — defeating the No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-11-3, 9-9-2) by a score of 2–1 Friday before losing by a score of 5–2 Saturday.Wisconsin forward Linus Weissbach put the Badgers on the board less than six minutes into Friday’s game with a power-play goal. The Fighting Irish answered late in the period to tie the game at one apiece.The game was scoreless throughout most of the second period before Roman Ahcan regained the lead for the Badgers with just under three minutes to play. This would serve as the game-winning goal, as Wisconsin held Notre Dame scoreless in the third period to preserve the victory.The highlight of Friday’s game came from the spectacular performance between the pipes from Wisconsin goalie Daniel Lebedeff, who saved 30 of 31 shots.The Badgers’ special teams played a large factor in the game, as they went one-for-three on power plays and went two-for-two on penalty kills — both were improvements considering the team’s recent struggles in the special teams department.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin seeks upset, revenge on road against No. 15 Notre DameComing off of a tough weekend series against Ohio State, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-14-5, 5-8-5 Big Read…Wisconsin captain Peter Tischke credited the Badgers’ effort after the win.“Everything was clicking tonight,” Tischke said. “It started with our goaltending. Daniel played unbelievably, and then from the D corps on, we played really well. The forwards did a great job of getting open for us. Our special teams did great.”In Saturday’s affair, Wisconsin came out of the gate strong once again, with Matthew Freytag scoring just two minutes into the game. Despite the Badgers outshooting the Fighting Irish 34-31, Notre Dame went on to score five goals to win the game by a score of 5–2.Lebedeff was pulled following 40 minutes of play after allowing four goals on just 18 shots and was replaced by Jack Berry, who finished with eight saves on nine shots.Sean Dhooghe scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season late in the third period, his first in 11 games.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin swept at home by No. 3 Ohio StateDespite a valiant effort against the visiting No. 3 The Ohio State Buckeyes (19-5-4, 12-3-3-2 Big Ten), the University of Read…The story of the game was opposite that of the first game, as the Badgers failed to connect on three power plays and allowed the Fighting Irish to capitalize on three of their five chances with the man advantage.Head Coach Tony Granato gave his takeaways on Saturday’s game.“Tonight, they were great on the power play, and we weren’t as good as we were last night on those special teams,” Granato said. “That’s really the difference in the game. We had lots of chances on five-on-five. We knew they would come out and play better, and they did. We had our opportunities to stay in the game.”Wisconsin now sits in seventh place in the Big Ten with 25 points. With four games remaining before the Big Ten Playoffs, Penn State, who currently sits in fifth place in the Big Ten standings, awaits the Badgers in Happy Valley.Puck drops are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s game is available on Big Ten Network and can be listened to on 1310 WIBA and Saturday’s game can be listened to on 1070 WTSO.
The Bet9ja Nigeria National League (NNL) have banned Crown FC of Ogbomoso from playing at their home ground, the Soun Township Stadium following ceaseless crowd violence against match officials and visiting teams.The club will now play the remainder of their home games in Abeokuta, with the League Management also ruling that the Soun Township Stadium in Ogbomoso will not host NNL games for the next two years.“Official Report received by the league management body indicts Supporters and officials of Crown FC for assaulting match referees and players and officials of their opponent, Abia Comets in matchday 29 fixture in the Southern Conference.” An official statement from the NNL explains.“The supporters of Crown descended on the match officials and beat them up with security personnel watching without intervention, the uniform of the center referee was torn and stop watches of the three officials were destroyed.”Two officials of Crown FC, Mr. Adetunde Adewunmi, the team manager and Mr. Alabi Jonathan, who is the Team’s Physio, were also suspended from all NNL activities indefinitely and are to face the League’s Compliance Unit on Wednesday 27th of September 2017.Furthermore, Crown FC was handed heavy monetary fines as stated below:To pay the sum of N2, 000.000, 00 (Two million) for beating match officials and the away team.Will pay N1, 500,000 being compensation to match officials on items damaged as well as for two Camera of Abia Comets destroyed.Pay N500,000.00 (Five hundred thousand) as medical bills for match officials, Abia Comets Players and officials assaulted.NNL added: “management has equally mandated the Oyo State Football Association and Crown FC management to produce the assailants involved in the attack of match officials and to ensure they are brought before the NNL Compliance Division before their next home game.” RelatedNNL Match Day 2 Roundup: FC Taraba Secure Controversial Victory As Crown FC, Kaduna Utd Record Home WinsApril 22, 2019In “NNl”Eugenio LamannaJune 30, 2017Similar postClubs revolt as NFF fail to resolve NNL Super 8 crisisDecember 19, 2018In “NFF”