UW hockey teams both winners FridayWisconsin Sports
-- Both the men's and women's hockey teams for the University of Wisconsin won their games Friday.
Both the men's and women's hockey teams for the University of Wisconsin won their games Friday.
The UW men fell behind, but then exploded for three goals in the second period to take a 3-2 decision from Minnesota State-Mankato. Podge Turnbull, Jake Gardiner and Michael Mersch scored goals as the Badger men won for the ninth time in 10 games. Wisconsin's record is now 16-8-3, including 8-7-2 in WCHA play. It was the sixth straight win for Wisconsin over the Mavericks on the Kohl Center ice. UW goalie Scott Gudmandson made 37 saves, including 16 in a tense third period. Justin Schultz assisted on two of the Badgers three goals. Minnesota State outshot Wisconsin 39-30.
Senior Meghan Duggan had two goals and an assist as UW women's team defeated Minnesota Duluth Friday 4-1 at AMSOIL Arena. Duggan has had points in a school record 21 games in a row dating back to October 22. Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker each added a goal and an assist as the number-one ranked Badgers improved their record to 23-2, 17-2 in the WCHA. The Badgers outshot the Bulldogs 26-21, with Wisconsin freshman Alex Rigsby earning her eighth straight victory in net.