By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jan 05, 2023 at 4:01 PM Photography: Dan Garcia

The Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey team came in second place at the Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off over the holiday break – but they already know when they'll get their shot at redemption, as the four-team hockey tournament will return to Fiserv Forum on Dec. 28-29. 

The latest Holiday Face-Off will feature the Wisconsin Badgers once again along with three new collegiate squads: the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, the Air Force Falcons and the Northeastern Huskies. Both the Bulldogs and Huskies were in last year's NCAA hockey championship tournament, with Minnesota Duluth making it to the regional finals. 

2023 will mark the third edition of the Holiday Face-Off at Fiserv Forum. The tournament first debuted in 2021 with the Badgers claiming victory in comeback fashion over Providence. For round two last month, the Badgers fell just short, losing in the championship matchup to the Clarkson Golden Knights. 

The exact schedule for the two-day tournament has yet to be announced – but stay tuned to Fiserv Forum's website for times as well as ticket information. And to look back at this past year's bout, click here

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.