Junior defenseman Justin Schultz scores the game-winner for Badgers

Justin Schultz scored the game-winner for the Badgers

BEMIDJI, Wisc. - The University Wisconsin scored three unanswered goals in the final 21:30 of play to hand the Bemidji State University men's ice Hockey team a 4-2 loss to complete the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) series sweep Saturday at Sanford Center.

Deadlocked at 2-2 with time running out of a five-minute major penalty to Jake Areshenko (Jr., D, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia), the Badgers' top-scoring defenseman Justin Schultz fired a wrist shot from the point though traffic that found the back of the and swung the game in Wisconsin's favor.

UW would add a empty-net goal from Michael Mersch with 60 seconds to play to settle the score at 4-2.

The Beavers remain winless versus the Badgers in five games played (0-5-0).

Bemidji State (15-16-3; 9-14-3 WCHA) looks to ends its longest losing skid of the season at our games next weekend (March 2-3) as it makes its first ever trip to the land of the midnight sun to face University of Alaska-Anchorage in the final two-game set of the regular season. The series will get underway at 10:07 Friday, with the finale slated for a 10:07 p.m. opening face off.