Feb. 4, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- It's less than two weeks away from Wisconsin women's hockey's largest promotion of the year as the Badgers look to set another NCAA attendance record at the fourth-annual Fill the Bowl game. It will be an epic hockey showdown as the No. 2 Badgers (21-3-2, 17-3-2-1) host No. 1 Minnesota (26-1-1, 20-1-1-0) in the Kohl Center on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
"It will be a very entertaining game," UW head coach Mark Johnson said. "It will feature two high-powered and explosive teams, and obviously stakes will be large. It will be an entertaining game."
All fans attending are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items at the game to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank help fight hunger in southern Wisconsin.
All tickets for this special event are just $1 and are selling fast. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets online to avoid long lines on gameday.
All youth hockey teams will enjoy free admission to Fill the Bowl as a part of Team Day if they pre-register with the Wisconsin Marketing office. Teams must register by Feb. 10.
Wisconsin looks to upset their previous NCAA attendance record of 12,402 set in 2012 in the third-ever Fill the Bowl game vs. Bemidji State.
| No. 2 Wisconsin hosts No. 1 Minnesota in the fourth-annual Fill the Bowl game on Feb. 15
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"Playing in front of that many fans is amazing, especially for a women's sport where we don't have too many experiences quite like that," senior assistant captain Madison Packer said. "The atmosphere and energy that starts pumping when you get all those people in the Kohl to cheer us on is pretty incredible!
"I remember walking out into the Kohl Center my freshman year when we played Minnesota and seeing a packed student section, hearing the fans scream louder than ever before. It is always fun to play such a powerhouse opponent, but to beat Minnesota on home ice in front of such an amazing crowd was something I will never forget."
Packer and the rest of the Badgers are looking forward to the Border Battle matchup at the Kohl Center.
"This could be the biggest series of the season, and there is no place we would rather play than in front of our home crowd," Packer said. "For the senior class, we look to finish our final regular season off in the same building it all started with a win!"
"It's an exciting opportunity for our players, and we're certainly looking forward to it," Johnson said. "It will be an exciting evening for everyone."