Eaves, Connelly Preview Robert Morris

Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves and junior goalie Shane Connelly preview this weekend's contest against 2-0 Robert Morris

Mike Eaves -

Shane Connelly -

Robert Morris (2-0-0) vs. No.15 Wisconsin (1-1-0)

Date/Time - Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-20 at 7:00 p.m CDT

Location – Kohl Center(15,237)

Live Television - Friday - FSN North with Paul Braun and Rob Andringa. Saturday - None.

Tape Delay TV - Friday and Saturday on WPT with Robb Vogel and Ron Vincent (10:30 p.m.)



Radio - Wisconsin Radio Network (Brian Posick/Bill Howard)

Series – None

Last Meeting - First meeting


Wisconsin is 3-2-0 in home openers under Mike Eaves, 25-12-1 in home openers since joining the WCHA in 1969 and 29-14-1 in home openers in the modern era (since 1963).

Fourth-year program Robert Morris boasts 14 seniors on its roster compared to only four for Wisconsin.

After producing a program-low 10 goals and 59 points last season, Wisconsin defensemen have already collected a goal and seven points through two games this season.


Wisconsin played excellent in its season opener against No.8 Notre Dame, not showing its youth, in a 4-1 victory. The next night, the Badgers did show their youth losing 5-3 in the finals against Ohio State. Still, the Badgers were able to overcome two two-goal deficits. On the other hand, Robert Morris beat then-No.9 Boston University on its way to winning the Nye Frontier Classic in Anchorage. This will be a tough home opener for Wisconsin, but Robert Morris isn't used to playing in such an electric environment like the Kohl Center. UW wins tonight, ties tomorrow

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