Men's hockey flirting with attendance record

Wisconsin has already sold out two upcoming games

The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team is positioned to break its own NCAA single-season attendance record this season.

The 1998-99 Badgers set the mark when they averaged 12,153 fans per contest. So far Wisconsin is enjoying average per game attendance of 12,090. Traditionally, the second half of the season draws bigger crowds than the first and that appears to be the case again this year.

Two of the Badgers' eight remaining home games have already been sold out. A Saturday, Feb. 5 matchup with rival Minnesota, which became the earliest sellout in school history, and a Saturday, Jan. 15 tussle with Alaska-Anchorage. The UW has sold at least 10,000 tickets for the other six remaining home games, including more than 13,000 for the Feb. 4 matchup with Minnesota and the Feb. 19 game against Colorado College.

Wisconsin hosts its annual holiday tournament this weekend, the Badger Hockey Showdown, with a game against Yale Friday night, followed by a matchup with either Ferris State or Clarkson Saturday.

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