Monday, October 18, 2010

Badger Women In Familiar #1 Spot

With the return of Head Coach Mark Johnson, and forwards Hilary Knight and Meghan Duggan the Badger women's hockey program is back in a family place, undefeated and ranked #1 in the country. The perennial powerhouse program who played in four straight national championship games stumbled last season without the three previously mentioned.

The Badgers have looked outstanding this season so far blowing out RPI in a sweep and taking care of Bemidji State, a team who just beat last week's number 1 ranked team Mercyhurst. Pre-season WCHA Player of the Year Hilary Knight is averaging two points per game for the top ranked Badgers and blue chip recruit Brittany Ammerman has been better than advertised with 7 points in 4 games. Defensively the Badgers have only allowed an absurd 1 goal through 4 games. Goalies Becca Ruegsegger and freshman Alex Rigsby have been virtually perfect along the way.

Wisconsin hosts #10 ranked Ohio State this weekend and they are having multiple promotions. According to UWBadgers.com, Saturday's game against Ohio State is Breast Cancer Awareness Game. All fans that wear pink to the game will receive admission for $1 courtesy of UW Health. Fans arriving early will also receive a free Wisconsin Women's Hockey t-shirt courtesy of Becker Law Office, while supplies last. Finally, Saturday night also marks UW Student Day. UW students receive free admission with a valid UW student ID card and free pizza, while supplies last.

USCHO.com D-1 Womens Poll October 18th


1. Wisconsin (5) 137
2. Cornell (8) 133
3. Mercyhurst (1) 107
4. Minnesota-Duluth (1) 105
5. Boston University 86
6. North Dakota 84
7. Boston College 61
8. Minnesota 48
9. Harvard 22
10. Ohio State 21

Also receiving votes: Providence, Quinnipiac

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