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This Week in Women's Hockey

Schedule
Sept. 26 at Lindenwood 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 at Lindenwood 3 p.m.
Oct. 3 at Minnesota Duluth* 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 at Minnesota Duluth* 6 p.m.
Oct. 10 Ohio State* 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 Ohio State* 1 p.m.
Oct. 17 Minnesota* 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 Minnesota* 3 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Bemidji St* 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 at Bemidji St* 4 p.m.
Oct. 31 at North Dakota* 7 p.m.
Nov. 1 at North Dakota* 3 p.m.
Nov. 13 Minnesota State* 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 Minnesota State* TBA
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* 2 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* TBA
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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Roster
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
Complete Roster

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The No. 3 Badgers will face No. 1 Minnesota for the fifth time this year, but unlike the four previous meetings, a lot is at stake as the winner of the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four semifinal on Friday in Hamden, Conn., advances to the NCAA championship game on Sunday.

 No. 3 Wisconsin (28-7-2) vs. No. 1 Minnesota (37-1-1)
Date Friday, March 21 | 4:00 p.m. (CT)
Location Hamden, Conn.TD Bank Sports Center
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Radio The Mic 92.1 FM
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Game Notes Wisconsin Get    Acrobat  Reader  |  Minnesota Get    Acrobat  Reader 

Key notes to consider
• Wisconsin will make its seventh Frozen Four appearance, reaching the round of four in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.

• The Badgers have advanced to the national title game in each of their previous six Frozen Four appearances.

• The Cardinal and White sport a 17-3 record in NCAA tournament games, the best record in NCAA history.

• Despite trailing the series against Minnesota, the Badgers hold a 2-1 advantage against the Gophers in NCAA postseason games. Wisconsin defeated Minnesota in the 2006 NCAA title game and in the quarterfinals in 2008, while UW fell to Minnesota in the 2012 NCAA title contest.

• The Badgers are a perfect 4-0 in games played in the state of Connecticut, sweeping UConn in 2002 in Storrs, Conn., and sweeping Quinnipiac in 2005.

• The Badgers sport one of the nation’s best special teams unit, as their power play ranks fourth with a 23.4 conversion rate, while the penalty kill has a conversion rate of 92.5, the third-best mark nationally.

• Alex Rigsby ranks third in the nation in goals against average (1.17) and is second in save percentage (.950).

• Junior Blayre Turnbull is tied for the nation’s lead in shorthanded goals with five, which is the most in school history. Turnbull’s seven career short-handed goals rank third on the school’s all-time list.

Last time out: Wisconsin 2, Harvard 1 (March 15, 2014)
The No. 3 Wisconsin women's hockey team gave a sellout crowd of Badger fans what they wanted Saturday night as the Badgers skated past Harvard, 2-1, in a 2014 NCAA quarterfinal tilt at LaBahn Arena to advance to the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four in Hamden, Conn.

In the first NCAA contest to be played at LaBahn Arena, junior Blayre Turnbull recorded two points off a goal and an assist while junior Katy Josephs lit the lamp for the 11th time this season to award the Badgers a spot in the Frozen Four for the seventh time in program history.  

Senior goaltender Alex Rigsby blocked 23 shots in the contest, earning her 100th career victory in the effort. Rigsby, who posts a 17-6-2 record this season, currently holds the school win record and is now tied for second on the NCAA all-time list.

Redshirt junior Brittany Ammerman also reached the century mark in the quarterfinal game, tallying her 21st assist of the season on Turnbull's goal to become the 19th player in program history to score 100 points.

Although Wisconsin was unable to convert on any of its three power play opportunities, UW held the upper hand offensively throughout the game and outshot Harvard 44-24 overall.

Wisconsin dominated control of the puck in the first 20 minutes, outshooting Harvard 18-7 and leading the Crimson 1-0 at the close of the period. At the 16:56 mark, redshirt Ammerman found Turnbull in front of HU's crease on a 2-on-1 rush, resulting in Turnbull's 18th goal of the season the Badgers' first goal of the 2014 NCAA tournament.

Josephs scored next for the Cardinal and White, taking advantage of a loose puck near the HU net and slipping it through Maschmeyer's legs to extend the Badgers' lead to two with three and a half minutes remaining in the second stanza. UW outshot Harvard 17-9 in the second.

Despite some heroic goaltending by Rigsby that brought the fans to their feet, the Badgers could not hold the Crimson scoreless as Harvard snuck a shot into the back of the net with three minutes left in the game. But Wisconsin held off Harvard's final offensive push, claiming the 2-1 triumph.

Number of the week
100
- Two different Badgers reached the cenutry club in Saturday's 2-1 win over Harvard. Alex Rigsby became only the third goaltender in NCAA history to record 100 career wins, while Brittany Ammerman became the 19th player in program history to record 100 points, as she earned an assist on UW's opening goal.

Against Minnesota
• The Badgers trail the series against Minnesota 26-39-8.

• The Gophers have won the past 10 meetings between the schools, and the last UW win occurred on Oct. 14, 2011.

• The Cardinal and White does hold a 8-5 record against UM in postseason play, and a 2-1 ledger in NCAA tournament games.

Special Special Teams
• The Badgers have scored more goals on its penalty kill (9) than its allowed on the penalty kill (7).

• UW is the only team in the country to have more short-handed goals scored than power-play goals allowed.

• The Badgers' nine short-handed goals are tied for the second most in the nation, trailing only Boston College.

In the NCAA Frozen Four
• Wisconsin makes its seventh NCAA Frozen Four appearance, with all seven appearances coming in the past nine seasons.

• The Badgers have the nation's best record in the tournament with a 17-3 ledger. Two of UW's three NCAA losses have come in the NCAA title game, while the other occured in the quarterfinals.

• Wisconsin has advanced to the national championship in its last six NCAA appearances.

About Minnesota
• The Golden Gophers enter the weekend with 37-1-1 record.

• Minnesota is making its third-straight and 10th overall Frozen Four appearance. The Gophers enter the 2014 Frozen Four as back-to-back national champions and are on a 25-game unbeaten streak (24-0-1).

• The Gophers lead the nation in scoring offense, averaging 4.77 goals per contest, while holding its opponents to 1.05 goals per game, the best mark in the NCAA.
Minnesota also sports the nation’s best power-play unit, converting 32.5 percent of its chances with a man advantage.

• Three Gophers have reached the 50-point mark this season in national points leader Hannah Brandt (22 goals-41 assists), Rachael Bona (21g-37a) and Kelly Terry (21g-29a). Sarah Davis (19g-28a) and Rachel Ramsey (12g-31a) have surpassed the 40-point mark for the first time in their careers as well.

• Fourteen Gophers are in double-digits for scoring, including nine players with at least 30 points.

Nationally Speaking
• UW ranks third in the nation in scoring defense, allowing average of 1.14 goals per contest.

• UW sports one of the best power play units in the nation, as UW’s 23.4 conversion rate is fourth.

• Wisconsin’s penalty kill has been one of the nation’s best, as UW’s 92.5 penalty kill percentage ranks third.

• The Badgers are also third in the nation in scoring margin, outscoring its opposition by an average of 1.86 goals per contest.

• Wisconsin ranks sixth in scoring offense, averaging 3.00 goals per tilt.

• UW is last in the nation in penalty minutes committed, as the Badgers average 6.2 penalty minutes per contest.

• The Badgers winning percentage of .784 is the third-best in the nation, trailing only Minnesota and Clarkson.

Note of the Week
The Badgers are 2-1 in their previous three meetings with the Golden Gophers in the NCAA tournament.

Packer's Perspective
Check out "Packer's Perspective", a blog on UWBadgers.com that senior Madison Packer will update each week. In the latest post, Madison recaps the Badgers win against Harvard and discusses the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four.

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