Badger men and women pucksters get wins before holiday breakWisconsin Sports
- Both the Wisconsin men's and women's hockey teams were winners Saturday, their final games before an extended holiday break.
Both the Wisconsin men's and women's hockey teams were winners Saturday, their final games before an extended holiday break.
North Dakota dominated the first period of its home game against Wisconsin, outshooting the Badgers 17-3. The Sioux weren't able to make their 2-1 lead stand, though, falling 4-3 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.
Blake Geoffrion had the Badger goal, then Michael Davies tied the score for Wisconsin in the second period. Two minutes after that Ben Street scored on a power play. Brendan Smith scored in the third period while the Badgers had the advantage on the ice.
Wisconsin's record improves to 11-5-2, including 8-4-2 in conference games. They are in third place in WCHA.
The Wisconsin women's hockey team closes out the 2009 portion of the season on a six-game unbeaten string after sweeping Minnesota State-Mankato. Saturday afternoon's win came on a 6-2 score.
Freshman Breann Frykas started things off for the Badgers by scoring twice, just minutes apart. Other Wisconsin goals came from Carolyne Prevost, Kelly Nash, Mallory Deluce and Geena Prough. Wisconsin scored three of its goals on power plays.
Wisconsin typically dominates Minnesota State and this weekend was no exception. The Badgers haven't lost to the Mavericks in more than 40 meetings.
The Badgers are off until a January 5th exhibition game at the Kohl Center against Team USA.