Andy Johnson

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  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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Hockey Editor for Bucky's 5th Quarter and SB Nation College Puck.

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Twice as nice! 2 Badgers advance to NHL Cup Final

After defeating the Montreal Canadiens in six games, Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh and the New York Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Potential hockey recruits keeping NCAA option open

Potential recruits Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost will play with the Penticton Vees in the BCHL next year, retaining their NCAA eligibility.

Capitols hire Luke Strand as head coach, GM

After the surprising departure of Steve Miller, the USHL's expansion Madison Capitols have hired Eau Claire native Luke Strand.

Wisconsin hockey schedule close to being finalized

Wisconsin fans will see former WCHA rival North Dakota in the Kohl Center this season, in addition to national power Boston University.

Steve Miller resigns as head coach of Madison Caps

The expansion Madison Capitols have yet to play a game in he USHL, but are already in search of a new head coach and general manager.

Jefferson Dahl inks pro contract with German club

After graduating on Saturday, alternate captain Jefferson Dahl signed a contract to play professional hockey with EHC Klostersee in Germany.

Badgers no longer abiding by gentlemen's agreement

Wisconsin joins a list of schools that includes Minnesota and Boston College who have scrapped the "gentlemen's agreement," and will recruit potential prospects up until they have signed an NCAA...

Dominick Mersch picked in 1st round of USHL Draft

In addition to Mersch, six Wisconsin natives were drafted in the USHL's Phase I Draft, and 19 more were selected in the Phase II Draft.

UW women lose impact recruit T.T. Cianfarano

With Wisconsin not working out, Cianfarano will now look into options at Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, Northeastern and Quinnipac.

Wisconsin partners with You Can Play project

Led by Wisconsin women's hockey goaltender Ilana Friedman, the Badgers have joined the You Can Play project.

Badgers off to fast starts in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Dany Heatley will become the eighth former Badger to skate in the 2014 postseason when he is inserted into the Minnesota Wild lineup tonight.

Wausau West defenseman Adam Parsells picks Badgers

The Badgers secured a big recruit on Saturday when 6'5, 190-pound defenseman Adam Parsells from Wausau committed to Wisconsin.

Dominick Mersch follows brother Michael to UW

Chicago Mission forward Dominick Mersch follows in his older brother Michael's footsteps, committing to Wisconsin for the fall of 2017.

Turris makes Team Canada for World Championships

Kyle Turris of Canada joins Jake Gardiner, Jake McCabe and Craig Smith who were named to the U.S. squad at the World Championships.

Top prospect Trent Frederic commits to Wisconsin

Wisconsin landed a big piece to its future this week when St. Louis center Trent Frederic committed to the Badgers for 2016.

Cullen Hurley verbals to Badgers for class of 2014

The Badgers add veteran forward Cullen Hurley to the fold for next season as they inch closer to finalizing the 2014 recruiting class.

Rockwood, Hughes win junior hockey playoff titles

Wisconsin recruits Adam Rockwood and Cameron Hughes kept their seasons alive by capturing titles in the BCHL and AJHL Tuesday night.

11 Badgers to skate in NHL Playoffs

11 former Badgers are on NHL rosters as the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday.

3 former Badgers to play in World Championships

The trio of former Badgers named to Team USA extends a streak of 34 World Championships for the Wisconsin men's hockey team.

Jake McCabe, Michael Mersch named All-Americans

Jake McCabe and Michael Mersch become the 38th and 39th All-American's to wear the Wisconsin sweater.

UW recruit ranked highly by NHL Central Scouting

Future Badgers Jack Dougherty, Matthew Berkovitz and Seamus Malone were all ranked on the NHL Central Scouting final list on Tuesday.

Joe Faust signs ATO with New Jersey Devils

Wisconsin senior defenseman Joe Faust will spend the rest of the season in the AHL after signing an ATO with the Albany Devils.

Frankie Simonelli joins Boston Bruins organization

After a strong four-year career with the Badgers, the Bensenville, Ill., native is taking his talents to the Boston Bruins' organization.

Nic Kerdiles signs NHL deal with Anaheim Ducks

The California native gives up his final two seasons of eligibility to sign an entry-level contract with his hometown Anaheim Ducks.

Jake McCabe signs NHL deal with Buffalo Sabres

Wisconsin junior defenseman Jake McCabe has signed with the Buffalo Sabres and is expected to report to the NHL immediately.

Michael Mersch signs NHL deal with L.A. Kings

Two Wisconsin senior forwards agreed to contracts on Tuesday, as Michael Mersch signed with the L.A. Kings, and Tyler Barnes signed an ATO with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.

Badgers fall to North Dakota in NCAA tournament

Mark MacMillan scored the game winning goal for UND with just 1:44 remaining in the third period, ending Wisconsin's season in the process.

NCAA tournament: Wisconsin vs. NoDak line charts

Wisconsin squares off with rival North Dakota Friday night in an NCAA quarterfinal contest that can be seen on ESPNU at 7 p.m. CT.

NCAA hockey tournament Vegas odds

The Badgers have been given 19/2 odds to win the 2014 NCAA hockey tournament by offshore oddsmakers.

NCAA hockey preview: Wisconsin vs. North Dakota

The Badgers open up the NCAA tournament with a quarterfinal matchup vs. North Dakota Friday at 7 p.m. CT on ESPNU.

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