Badgers hockey ties Michigan Tech

The Wisconsin hockey squad ran its unbeaten streak to four games Saturday night, as it skated to a 3-3 tie at home against Michigan Tech.

The Badgers, now 2-7-5 overall and 2-5-5 in WCHA play, surged out to an early 3-1 lead, and outshot Michigan Tech (4-8-3, 3-6-3 WCHA) by a margin of 37-25, yet it wasn’t quite enough by night’s end.

Wisconsin junior Tyler Barnes scored for a second straight night to put the hosts up 1-0 early. Later, sophomore Joseph LaBate snapped a 25-game goal-scoring drought to give the Badgers a 3-1 advantage in the second period.

Alas, Michigan Tech scored once in the second period and lit the lamp once more in the third to knot things at 3-all. Both netminders played solidly — especially Michigan Tech’s Kevin Genoe, who recorded 34 saves on the evening.