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Notre Dame Hockey: Irish Close Out Series in 5-3 Loss to Badgers

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Theisen scored his first collegiate hat trick, but it wasn't enough to overpower the Badgers.

After a 2-0 loss at home Friday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish returned to Compton Family Ice Arena Saturday to take on the Wisconsin Badgers a second time. While Colin Theisen snatched the first hat trick of his college hockey career, the game ended in the Badgers’ favor with a score of 5-3 Wisconsin.

First Period

The Irish and Badgers were heading toward a scoreless first period until Wisconsin’s Ty Pelton-Byce put his guys on the board at around 16 minutes into play.

Second Period

The Badgers kept their momentum going and Ryder Donovan chalked up a second goal for Wisconsin less than four minutes into the second. As the period neared its end, Notre Dame’s Colin Theisen scored the first Irish goal of the game. Not even two minutes later, Theisen claimed his second goal of the night to tie the game 2-2. However, it was Wisconsin’s Brock Caulfield who shut down the period with a goal for the Badgers to end the second 3-2 Wisconsin.

Third Period

Around 8 minutes into the third period, Colin Theisen scored to tie the game and lock in a hat trick. However, Wisconsin’s Dylan Holloway brought the Badgers ahead and Donovan brought the score to 5-3 Wisconsin to end the night.

Game Summary

Scoring

Wisconsin: Ty-Pelton Byce at 16:56 in the 1st with assists from Cole Caulfield and Linus Weissbach

Wisconsin: Ryder Donovan at 03:54 in the 2nd with assists from Jack Gorniak and Owen Lindmark

Notre Dame: Colin Theisen at 14:37 in the 2nd with assists from Michael Graham and Alex Steeves

Notre Dame: Colin Theisen at 16:17 in the 2nd with assists from Alex Steeves and Matt Hellickson

Wisconsin: Brock Caulfield at 19:21 in the 2nd with assists from Dominick Mersch and Tarek Baker

Notre Dame: Colin Theisen at 07:57 in the 3rd with assists from Alex Steeves and Spencer Stastney

Wisconsin: Dylan Holloway at 10:33 in the 3rd with assist from Tyler Inamoto

Wisconsin: Ryder Donovan at 12:15 in the 3rd with assist from Owen Lindmark

Penalties

Notre Dame: Jake Pivonka at 06:42 in the 1st for cross-checking

Wisconsin: Tyler Inamoto at 12:39 in the 1st for interference

Notre Dame: Michael Graham at 16:29 in the 1st for tripping

Notre Dame: Cam Burke at 06:27 in the 2nd for roughing

Wisconsin: Anthony Kehrer at 12:54 in the 2nd for holding

Notre Dame: Colin Theisen at 14:30 in the 2nd for contact to the head - game misconduct - major

Wisconsin: Roman Ahcan at 14:44 in the 3rd for unsportsmanlike conduct

Notre Dame: Michael Graham at 14:44 in the 3rd for unsportsmanlike conduct

Wisconsin: Linus Weissbach at 15:22 in the 3rd for tripping

Goalies

Wisconsin: Robbie Beydoun, 29 saves

Notre Dame: Dylan St. Cyr, 17 saves, Ryan Bischel, 3 saves

Moving Forward

The Fighting Irish are set to take on the Michigan Wolverines Friday, November 27 at 7 p.m. in Ann Arbor. To catch the game, stream with BTN+.

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