Bad night for UW hockey teamsWisconsin Sports
-- Both the University of Wisconsin men's and women's hockey teams lose Friday damaging their postseason hopes.
Both the University of Wisconsin men's and women's hockey teams lose Friday damaging their postseason hopes.
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team held on to a slim 2-1 edge entering the third period last night, but couldn’t hold the lead. St. Cloud State scored three times while whipping the Badgers 4-2 in the next-to-the-last game of the regular season at Veterans Memorial Arena in Madison. The loss mathematically eliminated Wisconsin from a chance at the WCHA championship. The Badgers can still earn home ice for the first round of the conference playoffs if they get at least a tie tonight. Joseph LaBate and Tyler Barnes scored Wisconsin’s two goals. The two teams wrap up the weekend series tonight starting at 7 p.m.
The Wisconsin women’s hockey team made a run at North Dakota, but fell just short in a 2-1 loss in the WCHA Final Face-Off in Minneapolis last night. Freshman Erika Sowchuk scored Wisconsin’s only goal at 3:43 of the third period. That cut a 2-0 North Dakota lead in half, but the Badgers never scored the equalizer. North Dakota outshot Wisconsin 34-27. The Badgers will find out what their participation might be in the NCAA tournament during the selection show starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow.