After a disappointing 1-0 loss to the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers compiled a 5-0 shutout on Saturday evening, improving to 10-4 on the season.
It was a dominant effort early from the Badgers, who started freshman William Gramme, making his first career start, at goalie in the shutout.
The Badgers scored within 42 seconds of each other in the first period, as William Whitelaw and Ben Dexheimer each found paydirt, with the latter scoring on a power play, providing Wisconsin an early 2-0 lead after the first 20 minutes.
Whitelaw wasn’t done, however, as the freshman scored once again in the second period with an impressive shot on the right corner to provide Wisconsin with a 3-0 lead.
That was one of three second-period goals, as Jack Horbach earned a goal, while freshman Charlie Stramel got the first score of his career to make it a 5-0 game.
But, the hero of the night was freshman goalie William Gramme, who put together a 25-save shutout against the Seawolves to complete the victory.
With the win, the Badgers improved to 10-4, although Friday’s loss was their first at the Kohl Center this season.
They’ll face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Kohl Center next weekend in a two-game series, looking to build off their win Saturday.