ST. CHARLES, Mo. — It wasn’t supposed to end this way for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team.
Get pucks to the net and good things will happen. It’s nearly a piece of hockey gospel; a line repeated ad nauseam by players and coaches as a way to deal with the luck inherent in their sport. And if getting pucks to the net is gospel, then Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson is one of the primary disciples.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A year after rewriting the NCAA record books, Wisconsin’s senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens became the third netminder to win women’s collegiate hockey’s most prestigious award. Desbiens was announced as the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award Saturday, in her second year as a top-three finalist.
At long last: Wisconsin finally gets over hump with win over Boston College, advances to championship game Sunday afternoonBy Ben Leadholm | Mar. 17, 2017
ST. CHARLES, Mo. — After falling in the semifinals the past three seasons, No. 1 Wisconsin (33-2-4) began the season with an all-in mentality towards a national title.
Wisconsin Badgers keep NCAA Tournament hopes alive with tight victory over Ohio State, advance to Big Ten Title GameBy Bobby Ehrlich | Mar. 17, 2017
The No. 2-seed Badgers (20-14-1) battled No. 3-seed Ohio State (21-11-6) for the fifth time this season and broke a 2-2 series tie with a tight one-goal victory to advance to the Big Ten Championship.
The last time the No. 16 Badgers (12-6-0 Big Ten, 19-12-1 overall) met the No. 15 Buckeyes (9-8-1, 18-10-6), Ohio State erased a two-goal deficit with just two minutes left to force an overtime period in Madison Square Garden.
In this week's episode, host Bobby Ehrlich chats with women's hockey beat writer Cameron Lane-Flehinger, who breaks down the NCAA Tournament bracket and Wisconsin's chances of winning it all.
For the Badgers, Tim Davison, Jake Bunz, Jarod Zirbel, Jake Linhart and Jason Ford all dreamed about playing for Wisconsin since they were little kids. All five current Badgers grew up in Wisconsin, and their careers have been dedicated to finding their way to UW.
Men’s Hockey As the season comes to an end, post-season anticipation rises for the Badgers.
University of Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Maddie Rooney had stolen the show the day before against Minnesota, and for 40 minutes, she threatened to do the same to Wisconsin in the final of the WCHA Tournament. The sophomore netminder had turned back 42 of the Badgers’ 43 shots, and with the score tied 1-1 the game, and the conference title, were up for grabs in the final period. It took junior forward Annie Pankowski just 33 seconds to break the tie, the first of three goals in the final frame that gave No. 1 Wisconsin (22-2-4 WCHA, 31-2-4 overall) a 4-1 win over No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (19-5-4, 25-6-5). The victory gave the Badgers the WCHA Tournament title, their third consecutive and seventh overall. "I'm excited for the players," head coach Mark Johnson told UWBadgers.com.
Coaches often stress the importance of playing with a lead. Playing with a lead allows a team to skate with confidence and play more sound hockey without taking chances.
In what was probably its most highly anticipated series in years, No. 19 Wisconsin (11-5-0 Big Ten, 18-11-1 overall) came away with a key win and a heartbreaking loss in the Border Battle against No. 4 Minnesota (12-4-0, 21-9-2) for Big Ten supremacy.
With the speed and physicality of college hockey, there are often games where both teams spend a considerable amount of time on the power play and on the penalty kill.
For the second straight game, 65 minutes was not enough time to decide a winner between top-ranked Wisconsin and No. 4 Minnesota.
Senior Aidan Cavallini, a perpetual fourth-liner, was promoted to the second line for the first time in his Wisconsin career Saturday night.
Facing off against arch rival Minnesota, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team twice found itself trailing the Golden Gophers on the road, needing a goal to stay alive.
Throughout this 2016-17 campaign, the Badgers have often been plagued by defensive zone mishaps that have turned into uncontested goals for their opponents.
Saturday afternoon, it took 65 minutes and a 12-round shootout to determine who would get the extra point between top-ranked Wisconsin and No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth.