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No. 13 Wisconsin men’s hockey splits against Clarkson, St. Lawrence

The Badgers blew out the Saints on Saturday.

Fresh off a two-game sweep of Boston College last week, No. 13 Wisconsin men’s hockey split its first road series of 2018-19, falling 4–2 to Clarkson on Friday and defeating St. Lawrence 7–1 on Saturday.

Friday saw the Golden Knights jump up early on the Badgers when Grant Cooper scored less than three minutes into the game. Clarkson added a second first-period goal at the 11-minute mark when Josh Dunne shot one past Wisconsin goaltender Jack Berry to put the Golden Knights up 2–0.

The Badgers rallied back on two goals from Sean Dhooghe, but it was not enough as Clarkson added two third-period goals to take the game 4–2.

Berry finished with 21 saves on 25 shots. His Clarkson counterpart, Jake Kielly, managed 26 saves.

Saturday was a different story.

Wisconsin jumped out to a 4–0 lead on goals by Dominick Mersch (his first as a Badger), sophomore defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk, Dhooghe, and senior forward Seamus Malone, chasing Saints goaltender Arthur Brey in the process.

After Michael Ederer pulled one back for the Saints, the Badgers piled on with Dhooghe, senior Will Johnson, and freshman defenseman K’Andre Miller netting goals to cap the rout.

Freshman goaltender Daniel Lebedeff got his first career win, saving 20 shots.

Wisconsin returns home for a weekend series against Michigan Tech at the Kohl Center. Puck drops Friday at 7 p.m.