Michigan Tech upends Wisconsin
Geoff Kinrade and Tyler Shelast also scored and Michael-Lee Teslak made 30 saves for the Huskies (5-2, 4-1 WCHA), who beat Wisconsin for the third time in the teams’ last four meetings.
Kerr, the Huskies’ senior captain, scored twice in the final 6:21 of the first period, the first on a power play and the second just after a man advantage ended. Shane Connelly made 23 saves for Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1 WCHA), which fell to 1-4-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association openers under coach Mike Eaves.
The Huskies made it 3-1 less than three minutes into the second period on another power play when Kinrade completed an end-to-end rush by tucking the puck between Connelly’s legs.
Wisconsin cut its deficit to 3-2 later in the second period when Davis Drewiske’s shot from the right circle deflected off Michigan Tech defenseman Mike VanWagner’s leg and past Teslak.
It was the second goal of the game by a Badgers defenseman.
Kyle Klubertanz opened the scoring for Wisconsin 4:54 into the game with help from the team’s fourth line.
Tyler Shelast scored into an empty net with 1:14 remaining to seal the victory for Michigan Tech.
The Huskies held Wisconsin’s top line, which accounted for 16 points in the Badgers’ last two-game series, to one point.