Badgers Coaching History And Tournament Appearances
The Badgers have seen their fair share of great coaches. Starting with Bob Johnson, he took the team to the championship in 1973. He would go on to coach the team to the NCAA Hockey
Championship two more times, before retiring at the end of the 1981-82 season. From there, Jeff Sauer took over, and the team won the championship the very next year. Sauer would lead the team
to the tournament eleven more times, winning the big one just one more time. In 2002, Mike Eaves came in as coach. The Badgers responded by winning it all in 2005, after two tournament
appearances prior to that. In 2013, Eaves managed to help the Badgers make it back into the tournament, but they lost in the first round.
For the 2015-16 Badgers Men's Hockey season, the roster is made up of twelve freshmen, eight sophomores, three seniors, and a pair of juniors.
Eddie Wittchow returns as Co-captain, and was an academic All-Big Ten. He played in 25 games last season. Grant Besse led the Badgers in scoring last season. Kevin Schulze is the team co-captain, and he's guarding the net once again in 2015.
The Badgers are still in rebuild mode, hence the reason for the large number of freshman on the squad at this time.