April 08, 2006

Special teams carry Badgers past BC to NCAA title: With a national title at stake, Brian Elliott and Wisconsin's special teams bailed the Badgers out again.

posted by STUNNER to hockey at 10:02 PM - 11 comments

hey hey hey! badgers #1 in women's and men's hockey 2006! that combined with the brewers being 5-0...it's a great time to be a wisconsinite!

posted by ckast8 at 10:32 PM on April 08, 2006

Sorry to rain on your parade,,,, but that brewers winning thing, isn't going to last that long. But hey, you have your hockey right?

posted by STUNNER at 10:50 PM on April 08, 2006

I am bringing no rain to this parade at all. Good on Wisconsin, and may the Brewers win for as long as they do.

posted by chicobangs at 11:35 PM on April 08, 2006

Congrats to the Badgers. One of the few pleasures of being stationed in Grand Forks ND (USAF) years ago was getting to see great college hockey and even back then it was great when the Badgers came to town. P.S. the Tigers are still perfect too. Who'd a thunk it?

posted by commander cody at 01:08 AM on April 09, 2006

Well, considering that the tournament was practically set up for them to win, I should hope they would have. For all intents and purposes, they had four home games (why the NCAA scheduled a regional in Wisconsin the same year the Frozen Four was in Wisconsin when there is only one team in Wisconsin is beyond me). On top of that, the one team that was better than them during the course of the season (Minnesota) would have had to play four games on arch rivals' home ice, and against both of the arch rivals in question. And they didn't make it out of the first round. Still, Wisconsin did beat the four teams put in front of them, and they should be congratulated for that. Elliott was the best goaltender, and that proved to be enough, especially against BC and Cornell. Without him, they are extremely mediocre, but with him, they win the big tournament. That's five in a row for the WCHA. As for the Brewers, by the time the Badger fans sober up, the Brewers will be back in fourth place. Enjoy it while it lasts.

posted by TheQatarian at 08:18 AM on April 09, 2006

Kudos to the Badgers.

posted by wingnut4life at 11:44 AM on April 09, 2006

After the Packers' dismal season, the Brett Favre controversy, and the 1st round losses in the NCAA tournament by Marquette and the Badgers, it's nice to finally have something to celebrate in Wisconsin!! So yes, we here in Wisconsin are going to enjoy it!!! By the way, SI picked the Brewers to finish 2nd in their division.

posted by meanjorge at 01:03 PM on April 09, 2006

sieve sieve sieve when the badgers score and so what who cares when the opposition does....i hope this is a great boost for Buckys gang...

posted by rolandeblunt at 06:16 PM on April 09, 2006

Better dead than red. just kidding, Congrats Bucky.

posted by emoeby at 08:42 AM on April 10, 2006

Rock on Badgers. It's a great day for Hockey.

posted by gxwheel at 10:37 AM on April 10, 2006

Blasted Wisconsin! Forgive me if I don't join the chorus of congratulations, but as a Colgate fan (a school of 2700 whose first chance at an NCAA title, in 1990 -- likely to be the only one in my lifetime -- was derailed by those loathsome Badgers) I just cannot forgive the fans who still give me nightmares to this day (ssssssssieve... sssssssieve... sssssssieve). My therapist says it's okay to live in denial of this title. But I still have to hand it to them -- they were GOOD. Pesky Badgers.

posted by BullpenPro at 09:43 PM on April 10, 2006

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