The Showdown, By the Numbers

Here are some interesting numbers from the 21-year history of the Badger Hockey Showdown, which came to a close Sunday with Wisconsin beating Yale in a shootout for the title:

34 — Teams that have played in the tournament. Bowling Green and Yale were the most frequently invited guests, each appearing four times.

18 — U.S. states that have been represented by a team in the tournament.

6 — Teams from Massachusetts that have played in the tournament (Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, Massachusetts-Lowell, Northeastern and Merrimack). Two states have had five each — Michigan (Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Northern Michigan, Western Michigan and Wayne State) and New York (Clarkson, Colgate, Cornell, St. Lawrence and Union). Two states have had two — Ohio (Bowling Green and Miami) and Rhode Island (Brown and Providence). Thirteen states have had one — Alaska (Alaska-Fairbanks), Nebraska (Nebraska-Omaha), Indiana (Notre Dame), Alabama (Alabama-Huntsville), New Jersey (Princeton), Vermont (Vermont), Connecticut (Yale), Maine (Maine), New Hampshire (New Hampshire), Colorado (Colorado College), Minnesota (Minnesota-Duluth), North Dakota (North Dakota) and Wisconsin (Wisconsin).

2 — Nations that have been represented by a team in the tournament. The University of Toronto played in 1991.

1 — Teams that played in the tournament as a member of two different conferences. Northern Michigan was in the WCHA when it appeared in 1993 and in the CCHA in 1997, 2002 and 2005.

550,281 — All-time attendance for 42 days of the tournament, an average of 13,102 per day.

617 — Goals scored in the tournament’s 84 games, an average of 7.3 per game.

5 — Record for most goals scored by one player in one tournament. Bowling Green’s Brian Holzinger potted five in the 1994 tournament.

38 — Most goals scored in a single tournament, done in 1992 and 1995. Boston University won the tournament both times.

21 — Fewest goals scored in a single tournament, done in 1998, 2002 and 2006.

11 — Tournament record for goals in a game, set by New Hampshire in an 11-3 victory over Brown in the 2001 title game.

105 — Most shots on goal by a team in one tournament. North Dakota had 40 in a loss to Boston University and 65 in a victory over Princeton in 2000.

5 — Times a tournament game ended in a shootout following a tie. Wisconsin took part in all five, going 4-1 in the shootout.