UW women top Minnesota, men down RITWisconsin Sports
-- Both University of Wisconsin hockey teams were winners Friday in the opening games of their respective weekend series.
Both University of Wisconsin hockey teams were winners Friday in the opening games of their respective weekend series.
In a match-up of two of the best programs in women's college hockey, Wisconsin defeated Minnesota in shootout at a sold out Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.
Senior Hilary Knight scored the only goal in a shootout to give the Wisconsin women’s hockey team a victory over Minnesota. It was a showdown of number-one ranked Wisconsin against number-two ranked Minnesota.
The game had ended in a 3-3 tie after regulation. Brianna Decker scored a point in a UW game for the 32nd time in a row. Goals were scored by Decker, Carolyne Prevost and Brooke Ammerman. Goalie Alex Rigsby had 38 saves.
Anne Schlepler and Jen Schoullis both scored a goal and had an assist for the Golden Gophers, who are the only team to beat UW this season so far. Two of Minnesota's goals came on power plays. Gopher goalie Noora Raty finished with 34 saves.
Both teams square off again at 4:05 p.m. at Ridder Arena.
Justin Schultz had two goals and two assists in Wisconsin’s 6-3 victory over Rochester Institute of Technology at the Kohl Center in Madison.
The win gave head coach Mike Eaves his 200th victory at the university. Schultz had one of Wisconsin’s three power-play goals. Jake McCabe scored what proved to be the game winner less than 20 seconds into the final period. Keegan Meyer, Sean Little and Michael Mersch also scored goals.
The Badgers improved their record to 8-9-2 with the win and play the Tigers, 10-7-3 overall, again tonight with the face-off at 7:05 p.m. at the Kohl Center.