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Hey Badger fans! At last we are en route to sunny San Jose, California to take on the Providence Friars this Friday and Saturday. After a long summer of training, two weeks of practice, and a very early plane departure, the girls are beyond excited to put on their game jerseys.
Sophomore Annie Pankowski, California native is especially happy about returning to her home state to play.
"It's really exciting to bring the highest level of the women's sport to a place that hasn't seen it before," she said with a smile on her face. "We're looking to inspire some of the younger kids to see what's possible."
For some of the other girls, it will be their first time stepping foot in California. Mikayla Johnson, a junior for the Badgers, is thrilled to venture to a new destination.
"I'm excited for warm weather, to see some surfers, have good food, and some great shopping."
Let's hope San Jose will be everything she dreams it will be, and the Badgers can bring home a few wins as well.
Good Afternoon Everyone!
After traveling up to North Dakota and winning the WCHA Playoff Championship and then beating Boston University in the NCAA Quarterfinals inside a packed LaBahn Arena, your favorite Badgers are back at it tonight in Minnesota of the semifinals of the Frozen Four!
We got in Wednesday night, had a quick practice on Thursday and then attended the Frozen Four banquet where Annie Pankowski took home National Rookie of the Year and Jenny Ryan won the NCAA Elite 89 award. So far it's been a successful few days and we're looking to continue that tonight as we take on the Gophers. You can follow along on Twitter or with the Badgers' Gameday Live Blog
Until Next Time!
Happy Thanksgiving Badger Fans!
Last weekend we drove up to St. Cloud, Minnesota for a road series against the Huskies. We were able to come together and grab two wins before heading back to Madison for this week of practices.
Our team has a lot to be thankful for as we're back in action today and Saturday in New Hampshire for some out of conference competition.
We're taking on the Wildcats for the first time in two years and we have a lot of family that has been able to make this trip so everyone's very excited. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy Thanksgiving weekend and make sure you check out the Black Friday deals.. I hear women's hockey tickets are only $1 for our series against North Dakota next weekend!
Until next time!
Team Canada scored twice in the final five minutes to defeat Team USA, 3-2, on Wednesday during the second day of the Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Alex Rigsby stopped 18 shots in a losing effort for the U.S., while Brianna Decker tallied an assist for Team USA.
The U.S. scored early in the first to grab a 1-0 advantage before Canada scored a power-play goal to tie the game up heading into the first intermission. In the second stanza, Decker assisted on Shiann Darkangelo's power-play tally which gave the U.S. a 2-1 lead.
It looked like that lead would hold until Canada scored twice in a 46 second span to take a lead it would never relinquish.
Team USA will face Sweden on Friday at 3 p.m.
U.S. Box Score | Canada Box Score
Former Wisconsin star Hilary Knight scored the game-winning goal midway through the first period to lift the United States to a 5-0 win over Finland on the first day of the Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Knight lit the lamp with 8:16 left in the first period off a feed from Shiann Darkangelo to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead. Team USA went on to score two goals in the second and third period to earn the 5-0 triumph.
Brianna Decker and current UW freshman Annie Pankowski both started the game on Team USA's top-line, while former UW goaltender Alex Rigsby dressed but did not see any game action
Two Badgers were also in action for Team Canada, as Canada defeated Sweden, 2-0, in the second game of the tournament. Emily Clark and Blayre Turnbull both saw playing time for Canada.
The U.S. and Canada meet tonight at 9 p.m. (CT) in the Four Nations Cup, and fans can watch the game on Fast Hockey.