Patrick Wiercioch wanted to play for the Wisconsin Badgers hockey team. So how did the 18-year-old defenseman from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, became the biggest "Badger Killer" since Woody Hayes?
A series of unforeseen developments last summer landed Wiercioch at Denver, where he's emerged as one of the best Freshmen in college hockey and pursues the National Championship with DU.
Game #1 (10/17/08) DU 6 - UW 5
Wiercioch scores two goals including the game winner with less than four minutes left in the game.
Game #2 (10/17/08) DU 7 - UW 4
Wiercioch records an assist in DU's highest scoring game of the season.
Game #3 (2/20/09) DU 4 - UW 3 OT
Wiercioch assists the game winner in overtime as DU scores an improbable comeback.
Game #4 (2/21/09) DU 5 - UW 0
Wiercioch scores a goal and records three assists for his first four point night in college
Game #5 (3/20/09) DU 3 - UW 0
Wiercioch scores a power play goal as DU rolls to a WCHA semi-final victory in the Xcel Center