10/1 Recap: Weissbach shines; Mittelstadt ready for opener

Wisconsin freshman Linus Weissbach got his collegiate career off to a nice start Sunday, scoring a pair of goals including the game-winner to lead the Badgers to a 3-2 victory over Michigan Tech.

Weissbach scored a pretty one with his first shot on goal in a Badgers uniform, taking a puck in the left circle and quickly ringing a short-side shot bar-down to put Wisconsin ahead 2-0 at 10:55 of the opening frame.

Weissbach connected again at 14:48 of the middle period when he filled a lane on a two-on-one rush and one-timed a beautiful saucer pass from Ryan Wagner to make it a 3-1 game.



Wisconsin opens B1G conference play Friday against Ohio State.

Elsewhere, Cliff Pu notched a pair of second-period helpers as London fell to Oshawa 5-4. Pu has four assists through four games, but is still looking for his first goal.

Brandon Hagel picked up an assist as Red Deer was hammered by Regina 6-1. Hagel has a point in four of five games played this season.

In the QMJHL, Vasily Glotov was blanked for the fourth-straight game as Shawinigan was drilled by Rimouski 6-2. Through five games, Glotov has just two assists.

Rasmus Asplund saw his four-game point halted as Färjestad BK earned the weekend sweep with a 4-1 triumph of Mora IK. Asplund recorded one shot on goal while winning 10 of his 18 draws (55.6%).

Oskari Laaksonen went without a point for the third-straight game as Ilves U20 doubled HPK 4-2. Laaksonen continued to log big minutes in all situations, earning 23:22 of action in the win.

In NCAA exhibition action, Casey Mittelstadt showed off his skill with a dominating shift that resulted in a backhand goal at 5:53 of the opening frame and added three third-period helpers as Minnesota downed the University of Alberta 6-2. The Gophers begin regular season play Friday versus host Minnesota-Duluth at the 2017 IceBreaker.

Brett Murray was absent from the Penn State lineup as the Nittany Lions dropped an exhibition tilt to Ottawa 4-3 in overtime.

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