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This Week in Women's Hockey

Sept. 26 at Lindenwood W, 5-1
Sept. 27 at Lindenwood W, 6-0
Oct. 3 at No. 10 Minnesota Duluth* W, 4-1
Oct. 4 at No. 10 Minnesota Duluth* W, 6-2
Oct. 10 Ohio State* W, 6-0
Oct. 12 Ohio State* W, 3-0
Oct. 17 No. 2 Minnesota* L, 4-1
Oct. 18 No. 2 Minnesota* L, 2-1 (OT)
Oct. 24 at Bemidji St* W, 2-1
Oct. 25 at Bemidji St* W, 4-3
Oct. 31 at No. 10 North Dakota* T, 3-3
Nov. 1 at No. 10 North Dakota* W, 3-2
Nov. 13 Minnesota State* W, 8-2
Nov. 14 Minnesota State* W, 8-0
Nov. 21 at St. Cloud State* 3 p.m.
Nov. 22 at St. Cloud State* 3 p.m.
Nov. 28 at New Hampshire 6 p.m.
Nov. 29 at New Hampshire 1 p.m.
Dec. 5 North Dakota* 3 p.m.
Dec. 7 North Dakota* 2 p.m.
Jan. 10 at Minnesota* 4 p.m.
Jan. 11 at Minnesota* 2 p.m.
Jan. 16 Bemidji State* 7 p.m.
Jan. 17 Bemidji State* 3 p.m.
Jan. 24 Clarkson 2 p.m.
Jan. 25 Clarkson 12 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Minnesota State* 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 at Minnesota State* 3 p.m.
Feb. 6 Minnesota Duluth* 7 p.m.
Feb. 7 Minnesota Duluth* 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Ohio State* 5 p.m.
Feb. 14 at Ohio State* TBA
Feb. 20 St. Cloud State* 2 p.m.
Feb. 22 St. Cloud State* 12 p.m.
Feb. 27 WCHA First Round TBA
Feb. 28 WCHA First Round TBA
March 1 WCHA First Round TBA
March 7 WCHA Final Face-Off TBA
March 8 WCHA Final Faceoff TBA
* WCHA Game
^ WCHA First-Round Playoffs
% 2014 WCHA Final Face-Off 

# 2014 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
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1 Jorie Walters JR G
2 Mellissa Channell SO D
3 Maddie Rolfes FR D
5 Jenny Ryan SO D
6 Courtney Burke JR D
8 Katilyn Harding JR F
9 Molly Doner JR F
10 Brittany Ammerman RS SR F
11 Sydney McKibbon SO F
12 Katy Josephs SR F
13 Katarina Zgraja SR D
14 Lauren Williams FR D
16 Sarah Nurse SO F
17 Blayre Turnbull SR F
19 Annie Pankowski FR F
20 Mikayla Johnson RS SO F
21 Baylee Wellhausen FR F
23 Kim Drake JR F
24 Karley Sylvester SR F
25 Erika Sowchuk JR F
26 Emily Clark FR F
27 Rachel Jones JR F
30 Ann-Renée Desbiens SO G
32 Megan Miller RS JR G
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After outscoring Minnesota State 16-2 in a home series, the Badgers hit the road for the second time this month, traveling to St. Cloud, Minnesota, to take on the Huskies. Faceoff on both Friday and Saturday is set for 3 p.m.

 No. 3 Wisconsin (11-2-1) at St. Cloud State (5-6-1)
Date Friday, November 21 | 3:07 p.m. (CT)
Saturday, November 22 | 3:07 p.m. (CT)
Location St. Cloud, Minnesota  |  Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
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Key notes to consider
• The Badgers are riding a six-game unbeaten streak heading into their series in St. Cloud.

• Wisconsin enters the weekend with a 20-game unbeaten streak in road games,  which is tied for the longest such streak in program history. A win or tie against the Huskies on Friday would break the school record.

• Annie Pankowski was named WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring and adding an assist in the Badgers’ sweep of the Mavericks. Her four goals were twice as many as she scored in her 11 games prior to the MSU series. 

• During the Badgers’ series with Minnesota State, 10 different Badgers lit the lamp, including Katarina Zgraja and Lauren Williams, who both tallied their first goals of the season. 

• Wisconsin leads the all-time series with St. Cloud State 57-7-2, and has a 20 game winning streak against the Huskies. The Badgers are also 23-5-2 in games against the Huskes at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

UW also ranks tenth in the nation in scoring defense, holding opponents to 1.40 goals per contest. 

• „ St. Cloud State enters weekend with a 5-6-1 record under first year head coach Eric Rud. Molly Illkainen is tied for 14th nationally in goals per game, scoring 0.67 goals per contest. Illkainen is also tied for the nation’s lead in shorthanded goals with two.

• Karley Sylvester’s 13 assists are tied for the second most in the nation, while Pankowski’s 12 assists are the third-most in the country.

• The Badgers’ penalty kill is not only the best in the WCHA, but is the third-best in the nation, killing 49 of its 52 penalities this year for a .942 conversion rate.

Number of the week
The Badgers rank second in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 4.29 goals per game. UW has outscored its opponents 60-21 through its 14 games this season.

Against St. Cloud State
• The Badgers lead the all-time series with St. Cloud State 57-7-3, and have a 23-5-2 record when playing the Huskies in St. Cloud. 

• The Badgers enter the weekend with a 20 game winning streak against the Huskies, a streak that dates back to 2010.

• During the 20-game winning streak

     • ƒThe Badgers have outscored St. Cloud State 117-15.

     • The Badgers have picked up 10 shutouts against the Huskies.

     • Wisconsin has scored four or more goals in 19 of the 20 games, and six or more goals in nine contests. 

• The Badgers swept the series against the Huskies last year, outscoring SCSU 17-2 to take all four games. 

About St. Cloud State
• Minnesota State enters the weekend with a 0-9-1 record after being swept by Ohio State in Mankato, Minnesota.

• OSU tallied two quick strikes in the first period before adding one in the third to earn a 3-1 win over MSU in the first game of the series, while MSU was shutout, 2-0, in the series finale.

• The Mavericks are one of the youngest teams in the WCHA, as the team features 12 freshmen on its roster, including Emma Wittchow, sister of current Wisconsin men’s hockey player Eddie Wittchow. 

• Minnesota State is ranked last in the WCHA in scoring offense (0.90 G/GM) and scoring defense (3.40 G/GM). 

• Freshman Hannah Davidson leads the MSU offense with one goal and four assists this year, while fellow freshman Nicole Schammel has three goals and an assist this season.

Last time against Minnesota State: 

Freshman goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens pitched her third shutout of the season while four different Badgers found the back of the net as the No. 2 Wisconsin women’s hockey team blanked St. Cloud State, 4-0, Saturday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

Making her seventh start for the Cardinal and White, Desbiens stopped all 28 shots she faced to improve to 8-0-0 in her career.

With her performance this weekend, Desbiens leads the country in goals against average (0.80), save percentage (.963) and winning percentage (1.000).

The UW offense exploded for three goals in the first 10 minutes. Freshman Sarah Nurse got the scoring going early, sneaking a puck past SCSU netminder Katie Fitzgerald at the 1:42 mark of the period.

Minutes later, Brittany Ammerman fired a laser past Fitzgerald and senior defenseman Kelly Jaminski capped off the scoring in the first with a rocket to give Wisconsin a 3-0 lead 10 minutes into the game.

Junior Katy Josephs found the back of the net in the second period to propel Wisconsin to a 4-0 lead.

With the win, Wisconsin extended its unbeaten streak to 16 games, the longest such streak in the country. The Badgers also clinched their 20th-straight triumph over the Huskies.

Nationally Speaking
• The Badgers rank second in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 4.29 goals per game. UW also ties for eighth in the nation in scoring defense, holding opponents to 1.50 goals per contest.

• UW is 49-52 on the penalty kill, good for a .942 percentage. In addition, Wisconsin is tied for the second most short-handed goals in the nation with two.

• Brittany Ammerman and Sarah Nurse are tied for seventh in the country in power-play goals with three. Ammerman has a teamleading eight goals this year and 17 points, while Nurse is second on the team with seven goals on the year

• Karley Sylvester is tied for second in the country in assists with 13, while Pankowski’s 12 assists ranks fourth nationally.

• Ann-Renee Desbiens enters the weekend with an 8-2-1 record this season, and a .733 winning percentage. Desbiens has a career record of 19-3-1, with her three losses coming at the hands of ranked opponents.

• The Badgers hold a 20-game road unbeaten streak, which is tied for the longest such streak in program history. The Badgers look to break their program-best road unbeaten streak on Friday by securing at least a point against the Huskies.

• Wisconsin’s freshman class of Pankowski, Clark, Baylee Wellhausen, Lauren Williams and Maddie Rolfes is tied for the NCAA lead in freshmen scoring, as the quintet has put up fourteen goals, 25 assists, and 39 points so far this season

• UW's Sophomore class of Sarah Nurse, Mellissa Channell, Sydney McKibbon, Jenny Ryan and Mikayla Johnson lead the NCAA in sophomore scoring, averaging 3.14 points per game.

• The Badgers’ senior class of Ammerman, Sylvester, Blayre Turnbull, Katy Josephs and Katarina Zgraja also leads the NCAA in senior scoring, averaging 4.57 points per contest.

Note of the Week
Wisconsin has a 20 game winning streak against the Huskies, winning by a combined score of 117-15.

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