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UW men's hockey team knocks off Northern Michigan 5-2

Jake Gardiner (1st round draft pick of Anaheim, 2008) playing for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team in a game against Holy Cross on October 10, 2010 at the 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament. By Bhockey10 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jake Gardiner (1st round draft pick of Anaheim, 2008) playing for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team in a game against Holy Cross on October 10, 2010 at the 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament. By Bhockey10 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin men’s hockey team opened the season with a win over Northern Michigan Friday night, 5-2.

The 3rd-ranked Badgers were 1-for-7 on power plays and 7-for-9 in penalty kills.

Forwards Michael Mersch, Grant Besse and Jedd Soleway each scored a goal and an assist.

Goaltender Landon Peterson knocked away 18 pucks on 20 shots in his first win of the season.

It’s the first time the Badgers won a season-opening game since the 2007-2008 season.

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