LOCAL COVID-19 TRANSMISSION? Cases with no travel history puzzles DOH

first_imgThe four latest COVID-19 positive cases in Region 6 were tested at the Western Visayas Medical Center, says Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, focal person on the coronavirus disease 2019 of the Department of Health Region 6. Western Visayas has 5,000 COVID-19 test kits from the DOH central office. Each test kit can process 22 specimens for a total of 110,000 for the whole region, says Juanico. IAN PAUL CORDERO BY GLENDA TAYONA and IME SORNITO A daughter of the patient said, “Nagalibog ang ulo namon kon diin ‘yanakuha. Wala gid kami recent travel history.” After her check-up, the patient went to asupermarket in the city to buy milk, added the daughter. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 arefever, tiredness and dry cough, according to the World Health Organization(WHO). Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose,sore throat or diarrhea. The four latest positive cases (one of nine positivecases and the latest three announced by DOH Region 6 on March 27 and 28,respectively) were tested at the WVMC. Meanwhile, a total of eight patients under investigation(PUIs) for possible COVID-19 infection in Western Visayas already died. Three were from Iloilo City, two from Capiz,one from Negros Occidental, one from Bacolod City, and one from Romblon province(but hospitalized in the region). ILOILO City – Is there already local orcommunity transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in WesternVisayas?  Two of the 16 persons who testedpositive for the disease did not have a history of travel to areas withconfirmed cases of the illness such as Metro Manila. Three of them tested negative for COVID-19(from Bacolod City, Capiz and Romblon) while one tested positive for thedisease (from Iloilo City). The last time her parents travelled abroad wasin 2018 yet, said the daughter, long before the virus causing COVID-19 emergedin December 2019 in China. A total of 78 PUIshave also been discharged while 109 others remained in hospitals. Most people (about 80 percent) recover fromthe disease without needing special treatment, according to WHO. Around one outof every six people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and developsdifficulty breathing. Juanico said the COVID-19 testing center in theregion, the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao district here,already tested more or less 100 specimens since it started operating last week.center_img The region’s positive case No. 10 – a 59-year-oldfemale from Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo – had no history of travel to a COVID-19-hitarea and no known exposure to a COVID-19 patient, DOH Region 6 data showed. But the daughter recalled the patient visitinga private hospital in Iloilo City on the third week of March for a check-up;the patient had asthma and allergy on the first week of March. “We are still going over the investigationreport submitted by local government units so indi pa kita ka siling kon may local transmission. We are stillmaking verifications,” said Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, focal person on COVID-19 of theDepartment of Health (DOH) Region 6. Older people, and those with underlyingmedical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are morelikely to develop serious illness, said WHO. As of March28, the DOH recorded a total of 312 PUIs of which 127 were tested negative fromCOVID-19; results of the 70 remained pending while the 99 others remained to betested. WHO said these symptoms are usually mild andbegin gradually, and that some people become infected but don’t develop anysymptoms and don’t feel unwell. The center can process 44 specimens a day, sheadded. Western Visayas has 5,000 COVID-19 test kits fromthe DOH central office. Each test kit can process 22 specimens for a total of110, 000 for the whole region, said Juanico. The test results of the four others (two fromIloilo City and one each from Capiz and Negros Occidental) were yet to be released. Family members of Patient No. 10 told Panay News in an exclusive interviewthat they were very puzzled as well. Positive case No. 16 – a 70-year-old male fromLambunao, Iloilo – had no history of travel, too, but had underlying medicalconditions (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes). A possible exposureto a COVID-19 positive patient is still being verified. A total of 22,489out of 44,309 persons under monitoring (PUMs) in the region have alreadycompleted their 14-day home quarantine./PNlast_img read more

Keep your eyes out for farm equipment!

first_imgWatch for wide vehicles, especially when approaching curves and hills in the road.Look for a reflective red triangle on the back of any farm equipment on the road. This symbol indicates a slow-moving vehicle, one that travels under 25 mph.Avoid texting and talking on the phone while driving. Be Patient Indianapolis, In. — Harvest season is officially underway, which means more slow-moving farm equipment will be on Indiana’s rural roads. To keep Hoosiers safe this year, state agencies are asking motorists to be alert, patient and responsible, as they share the road with these large vehicles.“With more than 14 million acres of farmland, this is a busy time of the year for Indiana and our rural roadways,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “We want to encourage every motorist to be aware and exercise caution around farm equipment this season.”According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, farm equipment vehicles (not including trucks) were involved in 92 fatal crashes across the U.S last year – with six of those incidents occurring in Indiana.While the term “farm equipment” encompasses a wide range of vehicles, the most common types motorists will encounter include combines, tractors pulling grain carts and large trucks hauling agricultural products.“Chances are, you’ll see farmers on the road before they see you, so it’s important to know what to do when approaching these vehicles,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director. “Patience and allowing extra time for your travels is crucial to keeping everyone safe.”The following list includes several safety tips provided by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.Be Alert Leaving home 10 minutes early during harvest season can help eliminate any potential delays during the commute.Most farmers will pull over when they are able to let you pass, but it may take time for them to get to a safe place to do so.Only pass large, slow-moving farm equipment when in an area that allows for passing. Double yellow lines on a roadway indicate an area in which passing is not permitted. Do not attempt to pass when within 100 feet of any intersection, railroad crossing, bridge or tunnel.center_img Be Responsible Look for hand signals before attempting to pass the vehicle. The size of farm equipment often dictates the necessity for wide turns, both to the left and the right. Just because a tractor veers right does not mean the operator is pulling over to allow someone to pass.Avoid tailgating, as some farm equipment might have to make sudden stops along the road.last_img read more

Mrs. Leola Maxine (Dennis) Brinson

first_imgMrs. Leola Maxine (Dennis) Brinson, age 91, of Benham, Indiana, entered this life on February 2, 1929 in Ohio County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of, McKinley and Esther C. (Richards) Dennis, both of whom preceded her in death. She was raised in Ohio County, Indiana and was a 1947 graduate of Dillsboro High School. Leola was united in marriage on November 3, 1948 in Ripley County, Indiana to the late, Wilbur Brinson, Jr. This happy union was blessed with five sons, Wendell, Clay, Tim, Kim and Kerry. Leola and Wilbur shared nearly 50 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 30, 1998. Leola was employed as a custodian for the South Ripley School Corporation in Versailles, Indiana, retiring after several years of service. She was a faithful member for 60+ years of the Cross Plains Baptist Church where she held various offices. Leola was a faithful servant of God and her faith was very important to her. Leola enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening and collecting rocks. Leola went to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:45 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Jewel Place in Madison, Indiana.Leola will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Wendell Wade Brinson and his wife, Judy of Benham, IN, Clay Hale Brinson and his wife, Linda of Sebastian, FL, Tim Randall Brinson and his wife, Mariana of Lake Oswego, OR, Kim Randolf Brinson and his wife, Martina of Benham, IN and Kerry Lane Brinson and his wife, Tina of Canaan, IN; her 17-grandchildren; her 21-great-grandchildren; her 2-great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Raymond Dennis and his wife, Donna of Bear Branch, IN; her sister-in-law, Dolly Lipperd of Versailles, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, McKinley Dennis, died August 13, 1981 and Esther C. (Richards) Dennis, died July 26, 1994; her husband, Wilbur Brinson, Jr., died March 30, 1998; her 3-grandchildren; her sisters, Betty Jean Williams, died December 2, 2011 and Gladys LaVerna Alford, died May 16, 2010 and her brother, Lowell McKinley Dennis, died April 14, 2013.Everyone must wear a mask and social distance and due to COVID-19, family only graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 11, 2020, by Pastor John Griffin at the Benham Cemetery, 648 East County Road 650 South, Ripley County, Indiana 47042.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benham Church Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Jermain Defoe not happy with substitute role at Sunderland

first_imgJermain Defoe has reminded Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce he did not join the club to sit on the bench. Press Association The 33-year-old striker was used as a second-half substitute in the new manager’s first game in charge, Saturday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at West Brom, as Allardyce attempted to bring a greater defensive solidity to the team he inherited from predecessor Dick Advocaat. Defoe, who joined the club in a swap deal with Toronto-bound United States international Jozy Altidore in January, played much of his football under the Dutchman wide in a three-man front line, something which did not make the most of his proven goalscoring talent. center_img Now he is hoping he can force his way into Allardyce’s plans and get back to what he does best. Defoe told the Journal: “Obviously, I can understand the manager coming in and saying he’s not too sure if he wants to play 4-4-2. He might want to be more solid in midfield so you don’t concede goals, so we’ll just see what happens. “But at the age of 33, you want to play football. I didn’t come here to sit on the bench. You want to play football and score goals. I said that from day one.” That said, Defoe is not looking for an escape route from the Stadium of Light as the January transfer window looms on the horizon. He said: “I don’t think like that, I don’t sit there and think, ‘Well, come January I’m going to go’. “I’ve just got to focus on the games, stay positive and, if I play then, I’ve got to do my best, work hard and hopefully score. “The manager knows. I’m 33, I want to play games. If you speak to any of the boys, everyone wants to play. Yeah, the manager picks the team – you’ve got to respect that – but at the same time, it doesn’t mean you have to be happy about it.” last_img read more

Tennis News Novak Djokovic Crashes Out Of Shanghai Masters With Loss To Stefanos Tsitsipas

first_imgShanghai: World number one Novak Djokovic was stunned in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals by young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets on Friday. He will now play another highly promising talent in his Saturday semi-final match against 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev. The seventh-ranked Tsitsipas recovered from losing the opening three games in just seven minutes to shock the reigning champion 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. He sealed the deal with a gleeful smash and held both arms aloft. Tsitsipas has now defeated the top-ranked Serbian twice in their three matches — further proof that the 21-year-old is a serious contender at the top of men’s tennis. After a dreadful start, he found his feet in the second set, winning on a tie break, then went 3-1 up in the decider when Djokovic planted his forehand wide on the third break point.It was a double celebration for the young Greek, who has also confirmed his place in the prestigious season-ending ATP Finals. He did so after fourth-ranked Medvedev tamed self-styled “wild horse” Fabio Fognini 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to canter into the semi-finals. Fognini was vying for a place at the Finals. Djokovic, 32, said that he is fully recovered from a shoulder injury. He did not drop a set in winning the title in Tokyo and had carried that form into Shanghai — until he came across Tsitsipas.Medvedev — another of the next generation — sent down 12 aces to help see off Fognini and said: “I don’t know what happened, my serve was crushing it.” The Russian has a 12-0 record in quarter-finals this year and Djokovic this week described him as “very complete” player.Roger Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion, faces young German Alexander Zverev later Friday in his quarter-final. The other match is between Austria’s Dominic Thiem, who beat Tsitsipas to the China Open title on Sunday, and Italy’s Matteo Berrettini. US Open champion Rafael Nadal is not in Shanghai because of a wrist injury. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pakistan pacer Irfan suspended in corruption probe

first_img(REUTERS) – Pace bowler Mohammad Irfan was provisionally suspended yesterday as part of an anti-corruption investigation into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament.The 34-year-old, who has represented Pakistan in all forms of international cricket, has been charged with two violations of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code and has 14 days to respond to the charge.“He has also been provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket,” the PCB said.“The PCB’s investigation will continue with regard to any questionable activity by any player and player-support personnel as it carries on with its mission of eliminating the menace of corruption from cricket.”The PCB said last month it was investigating whether an international betting syndicate was trying to influence matches in the PSL.Irfan is the fourth player to be suspended in relation to this case. Batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were provisionally suspended in February, while former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed was suspended and arrested in England as part of the same investigation, later being let out on bail.last_img read more

Barca Appeal Messi’s Yellow Card

first_imgBarcelona coach Luis Enrique explained after the game that Messi’s laces were broken due to N’Zonzi’s foul and that is why the player could not put the boot back on immediately.Barca striker Neymar was also booked on Sunday and is one card away from a ban. Uruguay forward Luis Suarez will miss the team’s home game against Malaga on November 19 after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign during the encounter at Sevilla, resulting in an automatic one-game suspension.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona have announced they will appeal the yellow card given to Lionel Messi during the team’s 2-1 win over Sevilla on Sunday.The Argentinian forward was booked during the second half of the La Liga game for time wasting as he attempted to put his boot back on after it had come off following a challenge from Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi.A statement from Barcelona read: “The club have presented an appeal against the yellow card that Leo Messi received on Sunday n the match against Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan, which Barca won 2-1 thanks to a goal from the Argentine.”last_img read more

MBB : Orange will look to push tempo against patient Badgers team

first_imgBOSTON – C.J. Fair cracked a bit of a smile and then declined to answer the question. When asked about the difference in athleticism between Syracuse and Wisconsin, the SU sophomore wanted no part of that discussion.That’s because there is no comparison. But Fair knew better than to create bulletin board material the day before the Sweet 16 matchup between the Orange and the Badgers.Thursday night marks a date between two teams with polar opposite philosophies. Top-seeded Syracuse (33-2) has dominated teams this season by pushing the tempo and getting out in transition whenever possible. Wisconsin (26-9), by contrast, has the best scoring defense in the country and plays a methodical, slow-down game against its opponents.Thus the battle over tempo becomes crucial, as each team will try to impose its very different style onto the other.‘In the Big East we were able to play both (styles),’ SU guard Brandon Triche said. ‘We had a few games playing in the 50s. A lot of teams tried to slow us down. I think the biggest thing for us is being able to rebound, try to speed them up a little bit as much as we can.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBo Ryan’s team holds its opponents to 52.9 points per game this season, best in Division I and more than a full point of second-place Virginia.It’s a stark contrast from the points-happy team the Badgers face Thursday. All season long, Syracuse has run teams out of the gym with backbreaking stretches to blow games open. SU enters the game against Wisconsin scoring 74.5 points per game.‘This isn’t the first time we’ve faced a team like that, but obviously they are extremely good at (fast breaking) and extremely athletic, and they run with the best of them,’ Wisconsin forward Jared Berggren said. ‘So we are going to have to do a good job of sticking to our system, taking care of the ball, getting good shots and that’s the things that help us be successful.’Syracuse forward James Southerland said the Orange must be prepared to defend for at least 30 seconds on every defensive possession. Offensive efficiency is the trademark of Bo Ryan’s swing offense, and his point guard, Jordan Taylor, is as efficient as they come.Taylor holds the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the history of NCAA basketball among players with at least 400 career assists.‘I know for a fact that Jordan Taylor is a good ball handler, and he likes to penetrate and dish it out to open shooters,’ Southerland said. ‘If we lock down on defense – we’re going to be playing like 30 seconds of defense every possession – and making sure we get those rebounds, we’ll be fine.’Defensive rebounding against a team like Wisconsin becomes paramount for the Orange. If the Badgers are going to make SU defend for nearly the entire shot clock, giving up offensive rebounds and having to defend even longer will be devastating.‘No team wants to play defense for a minute straight, just sliding,’ Fair said. ‘We have to make sure we crash the boards hard and not give them too many second-chance points.’On the other side of the coin, guard Brandon Triche said SU hopes to capitalize on tipped balls, traps and steals. Once the Orange comes up with a loose ball, it will be full speed to the rim in an attempt to get the game out of the 40s and into the 60s or 70s.But Berggren said other teams in the Big Ten have tried to force tempo against the Badgers, so it won’t be anything new Thursday.What is new, though, is the length of SU’s 2-3 zone. And that extra size is what could cause problems for Wisconsin, SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara said.Problems lead directly to turnovers, which Syracuse can use to create fast-break opportunities.‘We just have to get the ball and push it and try to beat them down the court,’ Fair said. ‘Then we have to convert on a lot of our offensive trips and not make silly turnovers.’Even if Wisconsin is able to dictate tempo to force a low-scoring game, McNamara remains confident. Teams like South Florida and Louisville succeeded in slowing the Orange down, but they still didn’t win the game.The only two times SU left the gym with a loss were slow-down games in which the opposing team lit it up from 3-point range as well.That leads McNamara to think Syracuse can win at any tempo it faces.‘I think teams have tried to play us in the 40s,’ McNamara said. ‘I think it’s very difficult to hold us to that point, I honestly do.‘If we’re scoring in the 40s, I like our chances to be honest. Simple as that. I don’t imagine we score in the 40s very often.’mjcohe02@syr.edu Comments Published on March 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

In freshman season, Fondren provides Syracuse with steady leadership as point guard

first_img Published on December 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Cornelia Fondren saw Kayla Alexander jockeying for position inside the paint.She dribbled left and delivered the ball to Alexander, who laid it up and in with four seconds to go in the half, putting Syracuse up 12.That was one of Fondren’s career-high six assists in the Orange’s blowout win against Loyola on Dec. 8. Fondren followed up that performance a week later with a four-assist game in a victory against Binghamton.The point guard has started 10 of 11 games for SU, averaging 2.8 assists per game while providing calmness and leadership as a freshman. Though her stats aren’t eye-popping and her style of play isn’t flashy, Fondren plays steady basketball and doesn’t make many glaring mistakes. She’ll look to continue her consistent play Friday night, as Syracuse (10-1) squares off against Washington State (3-6) at the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m.“She’s been really great for us so far, especially coming in as a freshman and playing that starting role,” Fondren’s backcourt mate Elashier Hall said. “Just being the leader of our team on the court. She’s been doing great.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPrior to the season, Fondren didn’t know she’d start and play such substantial minutes. So far, Fondren has played 18 minutes per game and paced an explosive Syracuse offense that averages 77 points per game.Head coach Quentin Hillsman said the fact that Fondren is a freshman doesn’t deter him from playing her in crunch time and giving her such meaningful playing time.“She’s a very smart player, very strong, very high basketball IQ,” Hillsman said. “I think that’s what’s allowing her to get a lot of minutes as a freshman.”Fondren has made the most of those minutes so far, showing considerable growth throughout the early stages of the season.Against Georgia Tech on Nov. 23, Fondren turned the ball over five times and fouled out of the game. Since then, though, the point guard hasn’t turned the ball over more than twice in a game.Alexander has been impressed by Fondren’s assist-to-turnover ratio, but she said the most impressive element of Fondren’s game is her innate ability to be a leader on the court.“She’s a naturally born leader out there,” Alexander said. “On the court she’ll bring our team together and say what she’s noticing and she’ll speak up on the floor. She has no issues speaking her mind.”Senior Carmen Tyson-Thomas said being a point guard helps Fondren lead more and spark the offense in her natural element, as a facilitator.“It helps her be more positive and more focused when she has everything clicking and the whole team’s following her lead,” Tyson-Thomas said.Coming out of high school, ESPN.com ranked Fondren the No. 74 recruit – with a 93 overall grade – of the Class of 2012. Her position was listed as a shooting guard, just like teammates Brianna Butler and Brittney Sykes.Fondren isn’t a shooting guard, though. She’s a natural point guard. She slows the game down and lets the action come to her.Despite Fondren’s calming presence, the guard acknowledges there are two specific areas where she can improve to mold herself into a well-rounded, multi-dimensional player: dribbling and shooting.Not many of Fondren’s turnovers come from ill-advised, poorly delivered passes; rather, they come from her inconsistent dribbling.She’s only attempted seven 3-pointers in the season. Though she’s knocked down four, she hesitates from the arc at times and admitted she’s not completely comfortable taking shots with a hand in her face.Shooting 32 percent from the floor in the season, Fondren recognizes her jumper is an area where she can improve.She said Hillsman places extra emphasis on her dribbling and shooting and that she’s working hard to become more steady and confident in both areas.“I wouldn’t say I’ve gotten better with the dribbling yet, but I have more confidence in my shot than ever before,” Fondren said.Hall believes Fondren’s jump shot will improve over time as she becomes more accustomed to taking and making open looks.“You’re gonna make some, you’re gonna miss some, but I think she’s a really good point guard,” Hall said. “She makes up for it by being that leader and being such a strong player and competitor and working so hard. It’ll come.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Late season surge saves preseason expectations

first_imgOffense: B+In their late season push, the Badgers offense – for lack of a better word – exploded.The normally defense-minded squad netted 44 goals throughout the course of its final 12 games of the season, with a season high seven goals against Minnesota State in the quarterfinals of the WCHA Final Five on March 21. But with 112 goals through 42 games this season, the Badgers finished with an average 2.7 goals per game. That clip places them ninth in the WCHA – but only one team (SCSU) is still alive in the NCAA Tournament.The Badgers finished the season with eight players scoring more than 20 points on the season and four with more than 30. Leading the team was junior winger Michael Mersch, who scored 23 goals and notched 13 assists for a team-leading 36 points. Mersch’s 23 goals also rank him fourth in the nation and second in conference – only North Dakota senior forward Danny Kristo outpaced him with 26.Freshman phenom Nic Kerdiles was second on the team with 33 points on 11 goals and 22 assists. The freshman winger ended his season on a 12-game point streak with a five-game multi-point streak in the midst of that.While Kerdiles was second on the team in points, his linemate – junior winger Tyler Barnes – was second to Mersch in goals with 15, seven of which he scored in the Badgers’ last nine games.Goaltending: A-While sophomores Joel Rumpel and Landon Peterson shared time in the crease for the majority of the season, Rumpel eventually established himself as the go-to guy, ending the season with 29 starts to Peterson’s 13.Rumpel solidified himself as one of the top goaltenders in the WCHA with the top save percentage at a .929 clip. His 1.96 goals against average was second in conference and 10th in the nation, sitting behind Minnesota’s Adam Wilcox who finished with 1.88. The Swift Current, Saskatchewan native recorded four shutouts throughout the course of the year.While he fell into the back-up role, Peterson’s stats only slightly trailed Rumpel. In 14 appearances, Peterson averaged 2.00 goals against and owned a .926 save percentage. Peterson also recorded one shutout in his succinct playing time.Over the course of the season, the Badgers’ confidence in their net minders never wavered as they were often lauded for their play within the team. They were also credited as the most consistent players – even through Wisconsin’s horrendous 1-7-2 start.Defense: A-Struggling to find its offensive rhythm throughout much of the season, Wisconsin’s defense was often called upon to keep the team competitive is a tough WCHA conference.UW led the league in scoring defense throughout the year and finished the season with the top spot, averaging a measly 2.29 goals per game. Leading the charge for the Badger defense were senior defenseman John Ramage and sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe on UW’s top two lines. Both players earned accolades in the WCHA. McCabe was the lone Badger representative on the All-WCHA team, while Ramage claimed a spot on the WCHA Final Five All-Tournament team.Unfortunately, when Wisconsin did give up goals against its opponents, they often came at inopportune times. Despite allowing a conference-low 64 goals on the season, UW was tied for the fourth most goals allowed in the third period with 29 goals coming in the final 20 minutes against them.Especially early in the season, this played a big role in their slow 1-7-2 start to the 2012-13 campaign, as many potential wins or ties evaporated in the third period, becoming ties and losses instead.However, by the Final Five, this issue had been remedied as the defense helped guide Wisconsin to its first WCHA tournament title since 1998, allowing only seven goals in five games (1.4 goals allowed per game).Special Teams: CSpecial teams, in particular Wisconsin’s power play, became one of the main areas of concern for the Badgers as they struggled out of the gates to begin the season.A constant talking point for head coach Mike Eaves with the media, the numerous injuries that Wisconsin faced throughout the season played into UW’s inability to execute on the power play.Injuries to senior center Derek Lee and sophomore defender Jake McCabe, both key members in Eaves’ power play strategy, left UW without a consistent grouping each time the Badgers found themselves with the man-advantage. Often times, Wisconsin would even struggle to register shots on the power play.On the season, Wisconsin finished last in the WCHA on the power play, scoring on 11.5 percent of their power plays, totaling 10 goals. Out of 59 NCAA ice hockey teams, this tally was only good enough for 51st in the country.Combining a mediocre 21 goals allowed on the penalty kill (seventh best in the WCHA), UW finished with a net point total of negative nine on the season, giving Wisconsin the 10th worst total in the 12-team WCHA conference.last_img read more