The Peoria Rivermen finished the preseason with a 2-1-0 record after a 5-3 loss to the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday at Carver Arena. Peoria goalie Jake Allen made 24 saves in his only action of the preseason while Adam Cracknell, Derek Nesbitt and Phil McRae scored for the Rivs. The IceHogs behind a strong showing from the line combination of Jimmy Hayes, Marcus Kruger and Brandon Saad combined to score four goals and three assists. Rockford goalie Carter Hutton went the distance making 13 saves on the night.
Ryan Evans, Jordan Taylor and Josh Gasser had 15 points apiece and No. 11 Wisconsin scored 18 points off turnovers in a 66-43 victory over Bradley in the Chicago Invitational Challenge on Friday night. Taylor Brown scored 18 points for the Braves (3-2), who have dropped two straight. Bradley had 17 turnovers and shot just 34 percent (18 of 53) from the field. Wisconsin hit 25 of 59 from the field (42.4 percent). Center Jared Berggren grabbed 10 rebounds for the Badgers (5-0), who face BYU in Saturday’s championship at the suburban Chicago Sears Centre.