2013-14 Men's Hockey News

April 13, 2014
Men's Hockey Announces 2013-14 Team Award Winners
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team honored its players for their efforts during the 2013-14 season as head coach Matt Loen recently announced the team award winners.

March 20, 2014
David Donnellan Named AHCA All-American
LEWISTON, Maine (Blugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire men's hockey player David Donnellan (Sr.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) has been named a 2014 CCM Division III All-American on the second team in the west, announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) tonight at the NCAA Division III Championship student-athlete banquet.

March 8, 2014
Blugolds Win Inaugural Men's Hockey WIAC Championship
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team took care of business on their end with a 3-0 victory over UW-Superior in the Inaugural WIAC Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. Now, much like last year, they will have to wait until Sunday night to see if it was enough for the selection committee to give them a chance to defend their NCAA National Championship.

March 6, 2014
Six Blugold Men's Hockey Players Receive WIAC Honors
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Six UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey players have been honored by the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) with the announcement of the All-WIAC team today.

March 3, 2014
Tickets for Men's Hockey WIAC Championship on Sale Now!
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire Athletics has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 WIAC Men’s Hockey Championship that will be played at Hobbs Ice Center Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. between UW-Eau Claire and UW-Superior.

March 1, 2014
Men's Hockey Advances to Finals of WIAC Championship
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Down by one game in the semifinals of the WIAC Championship, the ninth-ranked UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team was able to win game two 1-0 over third-ranked UW-Stevens Point Saturday night to force a mini-game, and then won the mini-game 2-1 to advance to the final game of the WIAC Championship.

February 28, 2014
Men's Hockey Falls to Third-Ranked Pointers in WIAC Semifinal
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The ninth-ranked UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team got down early and was unable to come back, falling 4-2 to third-ranked UW-Stevens Point in the first game in the semifinals of the WIAC Championship at K.B. Willett Arena tonight.

February 22, 2014
Men's Hockey Closes Regular Season with Win over Falcons
RIVER FALLS, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – While the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team got down early and trailed for more than 37 minutes, a goal in the closing minutes gave the sixth-ranked Blugolds a 2-1 win over 10th-ranked UW-River Falls tonight.

February 20, 2014
Men's Hockey Falls to Rival Stout
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – There is a reason that UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout are called I-94 rivals. Anytime the two teams get together in any sport, it is more than likely going to be an entertaining matchup, particularly the men’s hockey teams. With the snow coming down heavily outside, undoubtedly affecting what would usually be a large crowd, it was UW-Stout that came out on top with a 3-2 win over UW-Eau Claire Thursday night at Hobbs Ice Center.

February 15, 2014
Men's Hockey Suffers Overtime Loss to Pointers
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Coming off a 6-1 loss to fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point last night, the third-ranked UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team looked to turn things around tonight. But an overtime goal by the Pointers handed the Blugolds a 2-1 loss, giving Stevens Point a sweep of the Blugolds this season.

February 14, 2014
Men's Hockey Stumbles at Nationally-Ranked UW-Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The third-ranked UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team had a tough time at fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point tonight, falling to the Pointers 6-1 at K.B. Willett Arena.

February 11, 2014
Tyler Green Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – For the second week in a row, UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey goalie Tyler Green (So.-Noblesville, Ind.) has been named a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

February 8, 2014
Loen Reaches 100 Wins as Blugolds Net Six in Weekend Sweep of Yellowjackets
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Last season the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team started wearing their road blue helmets with their home white uniforms. It seemed like a small change, but it was a change they road all the way to their first ever NCAA National Championship. This weekend, against UW-Superior, the Blugolds once again wore the road blue helmets at home, and much like last year, they were quite successful. Coincidence or not, the Blugolds came from behind Saturday night and defeated the Yellowjackets 6-2 at Hobbs Ice Center.

February 7, 2014
Men's Hockey Picks up Eighth Shutout in Win Over Yellowjackets
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Shutouts are starting to become a trend for the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team. With WIAC opponent UW-Superior in town Friday night, the Blugolds picked up their eighth shutout of the season, a school record, with a 3-0 win at Hobbs Ice Center.

February 4, 2014
Two Blugolds Named WIAC Athletes of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire men's hockey goalie Tyler Green (So.-Noblesville, Ind.) and women’s hockey forward Nikki Kothenbeutel (Sr.-Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) have been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

February 1, 2014
Men's Hockey Completes Weekend Sweep of Rival Stout
MENOMONIE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The name of the game when the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team met up with UW-Stout for the second time this weekend was the power-play. The Blugolds scored two goals with the man advantage, while the Blue Devils added one of their own. But it was UW-Eau Claire that came out on top again, this time 3-1 at Dunn County Recreation Center in Menomonie.

January 31, 2014
Men's Hockey Bounces Back with Shutout Win Over Rival Stout
MENOMONIE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team had their shutout streak come to an end last weekend against UW-River Falls. They also saw their seven game winning streak come to an end in the second game of the series. Friday night, they started a new streak against UW-Stout with a 4-0 win in Menomonie.

January 25, 2014
Men's Hockey Sees Winning Streak Come to an End
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The seventh-ranked UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team saw its seven-game win streak come to an end tonight, falling 3-1 to 13th-ranked UW-River Falls at Hobbs Ice Center.

January 24, 2014
Men's Hockey Explodes for Eight Goals in Convincing Victory over Falcons
EAU CLAIRE, Wis (Blugolds.com) – All good things must come to an end, at least that’s what the cliché says. For the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team, the cliché was partially true, as the record-setting shutout streak finally came to an end. But more importantly for the Blugolds, the winning streak stayed alive and improved to seven games as they defeated UW-River Falls 8-3 in a convincing victory in front of a packed house at Hobbs Ice Center.

January 22, 2014
Tyler Green Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey goalie Tyler Green (So.-Noblesville, Ind.) has been named a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

January 22, 2014
WEAU: Blugolds men's hockey team nearing all-time NCAA shutout streak
The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team has not allowed a goal in the last 319 minutes and 28 seconds. That means the Blugolds are just under 18 minutes away from the longest shutout streak in D3 hockey history. SportScene 13's Jenn Chapman introduces us to this week's Gordy's Athlete of the Week, Blugolds goalie Tyler Green.

January 18, 2014
Green Notches Blugolds' Fifth Straight Shutout in Victory Over St. Thomas
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team entered Saturday’s game with No. 6-ranked St. Thomas (Minn.) without allowing a goal in the last 259 minutes and 28 seconds, a streak that included four straight shutouts. With another shutout, the Blugolds would be just the second team at any level to pitch five-straight, a record set by Lake Superior State in 1994. UW-Eau Claire scored a goal in both the first and second period and that was enough as they did hold on for the shutout in a 2-0 win at Hobbs Ice Center.

January 14, 2014
Men's Hockey Youth Night - January 18 @ 7 PM vs. St. Thomas, MN
The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team will hold a Youth Night event Saturday, January 18 at 7 p.m. when the Blugolds host St. Thomas (Minn.) at Hobbs Ice Center. Youths can wear their hockey jersey to get into the game for free and they can also skate with the Blugolds following the game.

January 11, 2014
Deo Notches Blugolds' Fourth Straight Shutout in Win Over Lawrence
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — Coming into the season, the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team had one pressing issue, replacing the backbone of their National Championship team, goalie Brandon Stephenson, who was lost to graduation. With a 4-0 shutout win over Lawrence University Saturday night at Hobbs Ice Center, the Blugolds appear to have found their answer.

January 10, 2014
Green Notches Second Straight Shutout in Blugolds' Victory Over Northland College
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — Occasionally the final score can be deceiving to what actually happened in a game. For the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team and Northland College, who were meeting for the first time ever, that was the case despite the 5-0 win for the Blugolds at Hobbs Ice Center.

January 7, 2014
Men's Hockey Dominant in Shutout Victory Over Augsburg
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Coming off a three-week break for the holidays, it would have been understandable if the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team came out a little rusty Tuesday night when they returned to the ice against Augsburg (Minn.) at Hobbs Ice Center. The Blugolds were anything but rusty as they came out and dominated Augsburg all the way through to a 4-0 victory.

December 17, 2013
Joe Krause Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey player Joe Krause (Jr.-Hermantown, Minn.) has been named a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

December 14, 2013
Men's Hockey Shuts Down Lawrence
APPLETON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The 10th-ranked UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team shut down Lawrence University tonight, defeating the Vikings 5-0 to end the first half of the season at Appleton Ice Center.

December 13, 2013
Men's Hockey Picks Up 6-1 Road Win Over MSOE
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Coming off three straight games without a win, the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team was looking to get back on track in the final two games before the holiday break. Playing against a Milwaukee School of Engineering team with just one win on the season, the Blugolds took care of business with a 6-1 win on the road.

December 7, 2013
Men's Hockey Comes Away With 2-2 Tie Against Yellowjackets
SUPERIOR, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — Coming off a loss in the WIAC opener at home on Friday night, the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team looked to rebound Saturday night when they traveled to Superior for another conference matchup. Both teams scored twice in the first period, and that was all the scoring the rest of the way as they battled to a 2-2 tie.

December 6, 2013
Blugolds Men's Hockey Drops WIAC Opener to Pointers
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team had to be happy to see an opponent that wasn’t St. Norbert. The Blugolds fell to the Green Knights on the eve of Thanksgiving for just their second loss of the season, both of which came to St. Norbert. But in welcoming UW-Stevens Point, the task would not get any easier as the Pointers came in ranked No. 2 in the d3hockey.com poll and No. 4 in the USCHO.com poll.

November 27, 2013
Men's Hockey Falls to Top-Ranked St. Norbert on the eve of Thanksgiving
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — Playing on the eve of Thanksgiving, the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team can be thankful for one thing, if they play St. Norbert again this season, it will be in the NCAA tournament. The Green Knights continued their dominance over the Blugolds this season, this time on the road with a convincing 8-2 win at Hobbs Ice Center.

November 26, 2013
Five Blugolds Named WIAC Athletes of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Five UW-Eau Claire student-athletes have been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

November 23, 2013
Men's Hockey Rebounds with 7-0 Victory Over Concordia
MEQUAN, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — Coming off their first loss of the season, the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team rebounded in a big way Saturday night with a 7-0 victory over Concordia.

November 22, 2013
Men's Hockey Falls on the Road to No. 2-Ranked St. Norbert
DE PERE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — It’s still early in the men’s hockey season, but any time the Nos. 1 and 2-ranked teams in the nation faceoff, it’s going to have large implications moving forward. Add to that, the fact that the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey ended St. Norbert’s season last year on their home ice en route to the NCAA National Championship, and it had all the makings of an important early season matchup.

November 19, 2013
David Donnellan Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey player David Donnellan (Sr.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) has been named a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

November 16, 2013
Blugols Remain Unbeaten with Road Win Over Bethel
BLAINE, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – When you are the defending National Champion and currently the top-ranked team in the nation, you are going to get an opposing team's best effort every night. Despite little experience playing with those accolades, the UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team has handled it well so far this season, as they improved to 4-0 after defeating Bethel University (Minn.) 2-1 on the road.

November 15, 2013
Blugold Men's Basketball and Hockey Teams Giving Thanks
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire men’s basketball and men’s hockey teams will have a special ticket deal for Thanksgiving week when they will play a total of three games.

November 15, 2013
Donnellan, Nauman Score Two Goals Each to Lead Blugolds Past Hamline
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team continued their strong start to the 2013-2014 season with a 6-1 win over Hamline University (Minn.) in their first road game of the season.

November 9, 2013
Men's Hockey Wins Second Straight on Opening Weekend
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The No. 1-ranked UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team won its second game to open the 2013-14 season unbeaten after the first weekend. Tonight the Blugolds defeated 15th-ranked Saint John’s University (Minn.) 3-1 at Hobbs Ice Center.

November 8, 2013
Blugolds Open the Season with a Victory Over St. Olaf After Recognizing Championship
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team kicked off the 2013-2014 season by recognizing the National Championship season from just a year ago. After a bit of a slow start, they began the season the same way they ended last season, with a win, this time it was a 5-2 victory over St. Olaf (Minn.) in front of 1,600 people at Hobbs Ice Center.

November 7, 2013
Men's Hockey Championship Banner Unveiling Set for Friday
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – With the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey team opening the 2013-14 season Friday (Nov. 8) at Hobbs Ice Center against St. Olaf College (Minn.) at 7 p.m., the Blugolds will unveil a championship banner for their 2013 NCAA Division III title.

November 7, 2013
Men's Hockey Set to Start 2013-14 Season at Home
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team, which won the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship, will kick off the new season Friday (Nov. 8) hosting St. Olaf College (Minn.) at Hobbs Ice Center.

October 23, 2013
WIAC Preview: UW-Eau Claire Picked To Win Men's Ice Hockey Title
MADISON, Wis.--University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the defending NCAA Division III champion, is expected to win the 2014 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) men's ice hockey championship, according to a preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

September 23, 2013
Badger Men's Hockey Team to be at Hobbs October 5 - Tickets on Sale Now
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Wisconsin Badger hockey team will be in Eau Claire Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. as they use their first official practice for the 2013-14 season for the Red-White scrimmage at Hobbs Ice Center. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the UW-Eau Claire Service Center.

August 17, 2013
Badger Men's Hockey to Open Season in Eau Claire
MADISON, Wis. -- With a nod to Wisconsin-Eau Claire's 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey championship, as well as the hometown of current Badger assistant captains in senior forward Jefferson Dahl and junior defenseman Jake McCabe, the Wisconsin Badgers will use their first official day of practice for the 2013-14 season with their Red-White scrimmage in Eau Claire, Wis.