Wisconsin hockey at Nebraska-Omaha

Chronicling my trip to Omaha, Neb., with the Badger men's hockey team for its series against Nebraska-Omaha (Feb. 27-Mar. 2)


  1. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27

    Depart Madison at 6 p.m.
  2. Arrive at CenturyLink Center Omaha at 1:30 a.m. to unload the players' equipment bags and get the visitor's locker room set up for the next day's practice.
  3. THURSDAY, Feb. 28
  4. Head to Eppley Airfield at 1 p.m. to pick the team up after its flight.
  5. Head to practice at 4 p.m.
  6. Every Thursday, the team concludes its practice with a shoot out competition. This week's winner was sophomore forward Joseph LaBate, who beat out sophomore forward Brendan Woods in the finals.
  7. Next was dinner at Spencer's Steakhouse ay 6:30 p.m.
  8. FRIDAY, March 1
  9. After breakfast, the team headed back over to CenturyLink Center Omaha for a gameday morning skate at 10 a.m.
  10. Friday's game was the Badgers' second nationally televised game of the season.