Senior forward Patrick Johnson posts goal and two assists for Badgers

Patrick Johnson had a goal and two assists for the Badgers

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Ryan Furne scored the lone goal for the Michigan Tech hockey team in a 4-1 loss to Wisconsin Saturday (Jan. 29).

The Badgers lit the lamp first. Michigan Tech goalie Kevin Genoe was tied up with a Wisconsin player which allowed Mark Zengerle to score at 13:49 of the first period. The goal, which stood after a review by the officials, was the fifth of the season for Zengerle and his second of the weekend.

Patrick Johnson, who assisted on Wisconsin's first goal, netted a goal of his own at 7:56 of the second period. He blocked a shot from the blue line and then beat Tech goalie Kevin Genoe for the unassisted short-handed goal.

Furne then netted his eighth goal of the season less than one minute later with a shot through traffic from the top of the faceoff circle. Steven Seigo and Deron Cousens each assisted on the power-play goal.

UW added two more goals at 7:46 and 12:21 of the final frame.

Tech held Wisconsin scoreless (0-5) on the power play for the second straight night. The Huskies ended 1-4 on the man-advantage.

Genoe finished with 26 saves for the Huskies and Brett Bennett made 21 for the Badgers.

Tech will continue its season at Alaska Anchorage Feb. 4-5.