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Wisconsin hosts Bemidji State in Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic

<b>Wisconsin gears up for its first-ever outdoor hockey game for the Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic. </b>

Wisconsin gears up for its first-ever outdoor hockey game for the Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic.

Feb. 4, 2010

MADISON, Wis. - You have seen the photos and video progress, now it’s time to come out and see the rink for yourself as the Wisconsin women’s hockey team hosts the Bemidji State Beavers in the first-ever Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic on Feb. 6.

This highly anticipated event will be the first showdown of the day with the Badger men facing Michigan at 5 p.m. The game also marks the second annual women’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame game.

The Badgers will attempt to record its third series sweep of the 2009-10 season and maintain its third place position in the WCHA when it completes the series with the Beavers on Feb. 7 at the Kohl Center.

 No. 9 Wisconsin (15-10-3, 12-9-1) vs. Bemidji State (8-13-7, 7-8-7) 
Dates  Saturday, Feb. 6 at  2 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2:07 p.m.
Location  Madison, Wis.  | Camp RandallKohl Center
Culver's Camp Randall Hockey  Classic
 TV: Big Ten Network with Matt Rosen, Shireen Saski and Nikki Burish (Tape delayed until 8 p.m. CT) | Radio: WIBA -AM 1310 in Madison | WSUM | Live Stats
Game 2
 Web Stream: bigtennetwork.com | Live Stats
Live Blog
 UWBadgers.com  (Feb. 6)
All-Time Series  Wisconsin leads 40-2-2

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What you can get with a ticket to the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic

On Friday, Feb. 5, fans with tickets to the Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic will have the opportunity to view and have their photo taken with the Stanley Cup. Times for the Stanley Cup viewing will be noon-10 p.m.

Fans can enter the women’s game starting at 1 p.m. through gates 1, 2, 3 and 10. The Fan Experience presented by Coca-Cola is free, but requires a game ticket for admission. The Fan Experience opens at 1 p.m. in the McClain Center and will feature numerous historical hockey exhibits and interactive games suitable for both adults and kids.

With over 50,000 tickets sold, fans still have the opportunity to witness history in the making by purchasing tickets for the first outdoor hockey game to ever take over Camp Randall Stadium.

Tickets for the general public are $25 and student tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, click here or call 1-800-GO-BADGERS.

Fans who have tickets or plan on buying tickets for the “Badger Warmup” should enter through Gate D to get access in and out of the tailgate and back into the women’s game. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and close at 4:30 p.m.

Can’t make it? The Big Ten Network has got you covered

For fans that are unable to make it out to this groundbreaking event, the women’s game will air on tape delay at 8 p.m. on the Big Ten Network following the live broadcast of the Wisconsin men’s game against Michigan which starts at 5 p.m. For a BTN channel listing in your area, click here.

About the Series

Wisconsin is 40-2-2 all-time against Bemidji State. The Badgers split with the Beavers earlier this season. Wisconsin dropped the opener after Anne Bauerfeld scored the lone goal of the game and the Beavers recorded the 1-0 victory. Although BSU ended on top, the Badgers outshot the Beavers 35-25. In game two, BSU was the first to find the back of the net, but Wisconsin went on to score three unanswered goals to tally the 3-1 victory and split the series. Mallory Deluce, Breann Frykas and Kelly Nash all found the back of the net for the Badgers.

On Oct. 18, 2008 the teams faced off in the first-ever women’s United States Hockey Hall of Fame Game at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn. Seven different Badgers scored as Wisconsin defeated Bemidji State 9-0. The teams will make history once again in the first-ever Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic on Feb. 7. The game will not only serve as the first-ever winter outdoor game at Wisconsin, but it will also mark the second annual United States Hockey Hall of Fame Game.

Badger Notes

Wisconsin only has five victories in a series opener going 5-7-2 in openers. The Badgers have eight series splits this season. Wisconsin has only picked up two series sweeps and suffered its first sweep of the season against No. 7 Minnesota Duluth.

The Badgers have netted 81 goals by 14 different Badgers. Wisconsin has out-shot opponents in every game but two against Minnesota (11/1) and Ohio State (1/29) this season, averaging 35.1 shots per game compared to the average shots allowed per game at 525.2. UW has taken 277 more shots than its opponents this season with a total of 984 shots.

Nineteen Badger skaters have contributed a point this season, with nine scoring double digit figures. Brooke Ammerman is the team’s leading scorer with 29 points (17g, 12a) followed by Brianna Decker (12g, 9a) and Mallory Deluce (11g, 10a).

Wisconsin sophomore Carolyne Prevost has been streaking with a 10-game point streak. She has had a dramatic increase in her scoring output the second half of this season. In her first 12 games Prevost notched three assists, however, in her past 14 skates she has collected 17 points with eight goals and nine assists. She ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 20 points and is currently on a 10-game scoring streak.

The Badgers have had success on the penalty kill. UW ranks 15th in the nation and third in the WCHA. The Badgers are   116/135 for an 86 percent success rate including a 92/105 mark during WCHA play.

The Badgers, who have recently struggled on the power play, picked up three goals with the man advantage against the Buckeyes last weekend. Wisconsin is just 17-of-121 (14%), and ranks fifth during WCHA play (14/98).

Wisconsin ranks 10th in the nation for scoring margin averaging a 0.71 margin and 14h in scoring defense which is averaging 2.18 goals per game.

Scouting the Opponent: Bemidji State (8-13-7, 7-8-7 WCHA)

The Beavers enter the weekend after recording a loss and a tie at the conclusion of its series against St. Cloud State from Jan. 29-30.

In the 3-2 loss, BSU’s top leading scorers, Annie Bauerfeld and Erin Cody notched the Beavers’ lone goals in the first period. The Huskies went on to score three unanswered goals for their eighth league victory.

On Saturday, BSU tied St. Cloud 3-3 with Bemidji State senior Franny Dorr contributing a goal and two assists in the victory. It was Dorr’s first multi-point game of her collegiate career. Cody also recorded a goal in the tie which advanced her game point streak to 12 games (12 goals, 4 assists). The Huskies won the three-round shootout 1-0.

The Beavers only earned one point during the weekend series and are now in 4th place in the WCHA behind Minnesota (1), Minnesota Duluth (2) and Wisconsin (3).

Erin Cody (16g, 11a), Erin Johnson (10g, 5a), and Annie Bauerfeld (6g, 12a) have accounted for 45 percent of the offensive production so far this season for the Beavers.

Zuzana Tomcikova ranks fourth in the nation in save percentage with a .941 percentage through 22 games.

Last Time Out

After falling 5-4 to Ohio State in the last nine seconds of game one on Friday night, Wisconsin answered with a 3-2 win Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink to split the series with the Buckeyes. The Badgers split the season series 2-2-0 dropping both Friday games.

In the opener the Badgers had the lead for most of the game before giving up the lead in the final nine seconds. Wisconsin picked up three special team goals, two power-play goals and a shorthanded goal by Jasmine Giles. Four different Badgers scored, dropping the 5-4 decision.

In the finale, freshman Brianna Decker scored all three of UW’s goals to record her first career hat trick leading Wisconsin to a 3-2 victory, After OSU pulled its goalie for an extra skater, the Buckeyes cut the lead to one with just over a minute to play but couldn’t find the back of the net again.

Decker earned her thirs WCHA Rookie of the Week honor for her efforts over the weekend, recording five points at Ohio State.

Back to their roots

Some of the Badgers have already experienced outdoor hockey while growing up. Read all about freshman Saige Pacholok and junior Anne Dronen’s backyard hockey experiences.

Coming up

The Badgers host Minnesota State in their last regular season home series on Feb. 12 and 14. The puck drops at 2 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Sunday, which is also senior day.

Wisconsin vs. Ohio State
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