UW women advance in WCHA playoffs, men's team slide continuesMinnesota Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team moved to the semifinals of the WCHA playoffs while the winless streak for the men's team reached six.
The Wisconsin women's hockey team advances to the WCHA Final Face-off next weekend in Minneapolis after sweeping the best-of-three series with St. Cloud State in Verona.
Saturday's victory margin was 5-1 for the number-one ranked Badgers. They will face the winner of this afternoon's game between North Dakota and Bemidji State. Junior Hilary Knight had two goals as Wisconsin improved its record to 32-2-2. Sophomore Brianna Decker had three points in the win and junior Carolyne Prevost had a goal and an assist.
A weekend sweep moves St. Cloud State within a point of Wisconsin and Colorado College for the sixth seed in the WCHA playoffs. The Huskies blew Wisconsin out in the final period of a 7-3 victory.
The Badgers' record falls to 19-13-4, including 11-12-3 in the WCHA. The sixth seed is important because it carries with it home ice for the playoff start. St. Cloud State built a 7-1 lead before Wisconsin's Patrick Johnson and Podge Turnbull scored late goals. Wisconsin has gone winless in its last six games, after being one of the hottest college hockey teams in the country during a stretch seeing the Badgers win 13 of 15.