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Wisconsin Hockey On Hot Streak

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Wisconsin sophomore defenseman & Eau Claire native Jake McCabe Wisconsin sophomore defenseman & Eau Claire native Jake McCabe

Madison (WQOW) -- The Wisconsin men's hockey team is riding a ten-game unbeaten streak.

The last loss suffered by the Badgers was prior to Thanksgiving.  Since then, Wisconsin has gone 7-0-3. 

It's been quite the turnaround for head coach Mike Eaves and the Badgers.   The team was
1-7-2 in late November, but now, for the first time all season, they're one game over .500. 

Last weekend was a big one for the Badgers, with back-to-back overtime wins at Minnesota State.

There are a few reasons for the turnaround: Mark Zengerle is back from a broken finger, while Nick Kerdiles has returned from his suspension, but beyond that, everyone's just playing better.

"We just stuck with our game plan from the beginning of the year," says senior defenseman John Ramage, "guys have stepped up in their roles, everyone's been playing good and I think that's been the key to our success."

"We were playing good hockey," says sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe, "we just weren't scoring a couple goals that we needed here and there and now were getting those goals. goaltenders been phenomenal, defensemen have been playing well too and everything's kind of coming together right now and that's good to see."

Wisconsin will host 8th-ranked Miami (OH) in a non-conference series Friday and Saturday night at the Kohl Center.

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