UW men's loses to Tech in OT, women keep alive winning streakWisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team extended their overall winning streak to 32 games after beating Minnesota last night 3-1 while the men saw their 11 game win streak over Michigan Tech snapped in overtime.
An overtime goal gives Michigan Tech its first win over the University of Wisconsin in 11 meetings. Jordan Baker scored at 2:53 to give the Huskies a 2-1 victory on their home ice in Houghton, Mich.
Wisconsin’s has won only once in 10 WCHA conference openers under coach Mike Eaves. The Badgers record falls to 1-2 despite 36 saves from goalie Landon Peterson. Michgian Tech had jumped to a 1-0 lead in the second period, but Tyler Barnes tied the score for Wisconsin with seven and a half minutes to go. That was the only score for the Badgers who were outshot 38-to-24.
The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team exploded for three first-period goals, then held off the Minnesota Golden Gophers in another hard-fought border battle, 3-2 at the Kohl Center in Madison.
The Badgers tied their own national record by extending their streak to 32 consecutive games without a loss. Goalie Alex Rigsby stopped 25 shots in the close contest, including a dozen in the final period alone. Freshman Katy Josephs put Wisconsin on top at the 2:30 mark of the first period. Then, less than a minute later, Carolyne Prevost made it 2-0 after less than four minutes of play. Prevost scored her second goal of the period at the 17:55 mark. She has seven points in the last three games. The Badgers’ perfect record improves to 5-0, including 3-0 in the WCHA. Minnesota is 4-1 overall, 2-1 in conference play.