In a weekend series at the Verizon Center in Mankato, the Wisconsin Badgers (5-1-0- WCHA, 11-1-0 overall) beat Minnesota State (2-5-1, 4-5-1) 2-1 on Friday night and followed it up with a 2-0 shutout on Saturday.
In their second away series of the season, the Badgers (9-1-0 overall, 3-1-0 WCHA) take on the Minnesota State Mavericks (4-3-1 overall, 2-3-1-1 WCHA) this weekend in Mankato.
A goaltender’s jersey can tell you the kind of game they had; a clean one is a sign that they weren’t tested much, while a netminder who stands on their head can come away covered with signatures of shots stopped. After Sunday’s matchup with Minnesota, Kristin Campbell’s jersey was covered in black puck-marks, including a large one at the tip of the red W.
Just when it looked like Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team might have a number on its border-battle rival — with wins in six of the team’s last seven meetings — Minnesota flipped the script and got revenge for last year’s NCAA tournament defeat.
Earlier this week, freshman forward Sophie Shirley was named the National Third Star and the WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring three goals in two games against Princeton last weekend. Shirley scored both game winners in the series to lead Wisconsin to a sweep and, with Clarkson’s loss, the No. 1 ranking in the country.
While Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson came out with a win for his Badgers to add to their undefeated season on Friday night, his son Patrick Johnson ended the game with a loss as the temporary equipment manager for the Tigers this weekend.
It’s not often that Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson faces a team for the first time. With more than 15 years of experience in the head job — and fewer than 40 women’s Division 1 teams — Johnson has the luxury of knowing most of the programs he faces inside and out. But that advantage won’t be present this weekend, as Wisconsin’s No. 2-ranked women’s hockey team (2-0-0 WCHA, 6-0-0 overall) welcomes the Princeton Tigers (0-0-0 ECAC, 0-0-0 overall) to Madison.
Wisconsin women’s hockey head coach Mark Johnson’s career has included plenty of big wins. On Sunday he captured another win that — although not the most famous or most memorable — represents more than any other.
Redshirt junior Kristen Campbell is back in Madison for her second season with the Badgers after a year where she won WCHA Goalie of the Year honors and helped lead Wisconsin back to the Frozen Four. However, Campbell’s season hasn’t started quite like she had hoped it would.
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In the fall of 2010 a pair of Wisconsin skaters — Hilary Knight and Meghan Duggan — returned to Madison after a year spent chasing Olympic glory and showed the college hockey world just how much they had learned in Vancouver. Eight years later, a new Wisconsin duo are entering their final seasons looking to follow in the same footsteps and lead the Badgers to the national championship that has eluded them.
MINNEAPOLIS — It was a feeling of bitter disappointment. After the second longest game in UW women’s hockey history (31-5-2) , the Colgate Raiders (34-5-1) ended up on top with the 4-3 victory in the first round of the Frozen Four, ending the Badgers season.
MINNEAPOLIS — Something just seemed a bit off for Wisconsin at Friday’s Frozen Four game in the Ridder Arena against Colgate.
The No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers (31-4-2) will face off against the No. 3 Colgate Raiders (33-5-1) in the women’s ice hockey national semifinals on Friday at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.
You know what they say, revenge is a dish best served cold. Saturday afternoon, however, it was best served on ice.
Revenge is on the minds of Badger players and coaches this week after a disappointing loss against Minnesota last week in the WCHA finals.
While it can be difficult to find the silver lining following a loss to Minnesota in the WCHA championship, one positive is that Wisconsin (30-4-2) won’t have to wait long for a rematch.
It was an exciting game at LaBahn Arena tonight, with Wisconsin grinding out one of its most gritty wins of the season by a score of 4-3 over the No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers.
In their final regular season series of 2017-’18, the No.1 Wisconsin Badgers 18-2-2-0 WCHA, 27-3-2-0 overall ) face off against the No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-6-3-0, 20-8-3) in a home Border Battle.