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Full Broadcast Schedule: UW Hockey on WPT

Photo courtesy UW Athletics

With a monthly schedule released online and in our Airwaves member magazine, we are not used to finding Wisconsin Public Television’s name tied to blog headlines citing schedule leaks (A schedule leak indicates Wisconsin Public Television is set to air five hockey games, including Saturday’s upcoming game vs. North Dakota – SB Nation: Bucky’s Fifth Quarter), but that’s what we saw this weekend – letting us know just how excited Badger Hockey fans are to watch their team on TV.

The best news? The rumors were right! Our partners at UW Athletics confirmed this morning that The Wisconsin Channel, a digital service of Wisconsin Public Television, is the exclusive broadcast home of five UW Men’s Hockey games this season and one UW Women’s game. You can watch all of the games live on The Wisconsin Channel – available over the air in the xx.2 spot of your local WPT affiliate or on many cable outlets across Wisconsin, or streaming online at wpt.org/watch.

It all starts this weekend with the 7 p.m. Saturday matchup of the Badger’s home opening weekend against longtime rivals North Dakota. This is a game no Badger fan will want to miss. Find the full broadcast schedule with dates and times below and tune in to cheer for the Badgers on the ice!

Saturday, Nov. 8    North Dakota – 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9         Boston University – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10   Boston Unversity – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24   Michigan – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21   Michigan State – 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 25      Clarkson – Noon

Wisconsin Hockey Returns to WPT


Jim Santulli 7th Man Award Voting Open Now 

It’s time to cast your vote for the Jim Santulli 7th Man Award. Vote for the player you believe gives his all on the ice and best represents the Badger trademarks of good sportsmanship, integrity and team spirit.

Named for the producer who helped start Badger hockey broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Television in the 1970’s, the Jim Santulli 7th Man Award is presented to the winner in April. This is the 34th year the trophy will be awarded. Congratulations to last year’s recipient, Jefferson Dahl!

Vote online here:
by mail:

7th Man Award
Wisconsin Public Television
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

Voting ends March 31.

Update! Great news hockey fans! In addition to the two November games, WPT will also be providing coverage of eight additional games this season. Here is the full schedule. All games will be broadcast tape-delayed on The Wisconsin Channel. Check wptschedule.org for the most up to date schedule as the game days approach – and for air times for the January games when they are announced.

2013-2014 UW Men’s Hockey Schedule on The Wisconsin Channel
10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 – vs. Penn State
10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 – vs. Penn State
10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 – vs. Alabama-Huntsville
10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 – vs. Alabama-Huntsville
Friday, Jan. 3 – vs. Alaska-Anchorage
Saturday, Jan. 4 – vs. Alaska-Anchorage
Saturday, Jan. 11 – vs. Michigan
Saturday, Jan. 25 – vs. Ohio State

With that tweet from University of Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Communications Director Paul Capobianco, Badger fans everywhere learned the great news that Wisconsin Hockey is back on public television this weekend, with both games against the Lake Superior State Lakers airing live on The Wisconsin Channel and streaming online here.

Join play-by-play announcer Robb Vogel and color commentator – and former Badger hockey player – Mike Cerniglia at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night for all of the action on the ice as the Badgers set their sights on the inaugural Big Ten Hockey Conference Championship that will be settled in St. Paul in March.

So far this season, in non-conference play, the Badgers carry a 2-2 record into the weekend with a ranking of 13 in the nation according to the most recent USCHO poll. They swept Northern Michigan in the season’s opening home stand, but lost both games in a weekend swing on the road against Boston College and Boston University. Lake Superior State brings an undefeated 4-0 record into the Kohl Center, with sweeps of Robert Morris and Union in early season play.

Yes, That Was Wisconsin Public Television on Breaking Bad

Hey, Breaking Bad fans – did you catch your eye wandering to the Wisconsin Public Television coverage of Wisconsin Men’s Hockey over Walter White’s shoulder in a New Hampshire tavern during Sunday night’s episode (see the screengrab above)? No, you weren’t seeing things.

In this great article, The Capital Times’ Rob Thomas uncovers how a clip from a 1998 game ended up on the popular cable show. (Fair warning: There are some show spoilers in the article, so beware!)

It's hockey time in Wisconsin!

The Wisconsin Badgers Facebook page posted the image above to their Timeline this morning, so it must be time for hockey! (Gosh knows it feels cold enough outside to start freezing the ponds.)

This year, The Wisconsin Channel from Wisconsin Public Television is again your home for Wisconsin Hockey. The broadcast season kicks off this Friday with the home opening contest against Colorado College from the Kohl Center in Madison. The game will be broadcast statewide on The Wisconsin Channel tape-delayed at 10 p.m. You can find the channel over-the-air in WPT xx.2 spot of your digital receiver, or check your local cable lineup to see which channel spot is The Wisconsin Channel.

Better yet, log on to The Wisconsin Channel Web stream all season long to watch the games online as Coach Mike Eaves and his crew try to fight their way back to another National Championship.

The full schedule of games on The Wisconsin Channel is posted below. Most games will be broadcast at 10 p.m., but check the WPT Sports page for confirmed broadcast times closer to each game.

Let’s Go Bucky!

2012-13 Men’s Hockey Schedule on The Wisconsin Channel

Friday, Nov. 2 — Colorado College
Friday, Nov. 23 — Minnesota State
Saturday, Nov. 24 — Minnesota State
Friday, Dec. 7 — Michigan Tech
Saturday, Dec. 8 — Michigan Tech
Thursday, Dec. 13 — Alabama-Huntsville
Friday, Dec. 14 — Alabama-Huntsville
Saturday, Jan. 19 — Miami (Ohio)
Friday, Jan. 25 — Alaska-Anchorage
Saturday, Jan. 26 — Alaska-Anchorage
Sunday, Feb. 24 — Penn State
Friday, March 8 — St. Cloud State (From the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center)
Saturday, March 9 — St. Cloud State (From the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center)