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2012 College Hockey schedule: Gophers host Badgers this weekend

Minnesota and Wisconsin will play a pair starting Friday.


The Minnesota men's hockey team is back in action with a pair of games at home against Wisconsin this weekend.

The Golden Gophers kick off the weekend's action Friday night at 7 central. On Saturday, the teams will play again at 8 p.m. CT.

Minnesota enters the weekend with a 6-2-1 overall record. In WCHA action, Minnesota is 3-2-1. Last weekend, the Gophers tied and beat Alaska-Anchorage in a pair of weekend games.

Wisconsin is 1-4-1 overall and 1-2-1 in WCHA play. The team's only win came against Minnesota-Duluth on Oct. 26. The Badgers have been off since Nov. 3.

Junior forward Erik Haula leads Minnesota in scoring with 11 points on five goals and six assists. Kyle Rau has added four goals and five assists, while Nate Condon has two goals and six assists for the Gophers this year.

Mark Zengerle is Wisconsin's leading scorer this season with two goals and four assists.

Minnesota-Duluth is also in action this weekend. It'll travel to play North Dakota for a pair of games starting Friday night. M-D enters action at 2-5-1, while North Dakota is 4-3-1.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.