Friday, March 25, 2011

The Wisconsin Channel to Air UW Women’s Hockey Winning NCAA Championship Game Sunday

The Wisconsin Channel, a digital TV channel from Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), will offer an exclusive broadcast of the recent victory by the University of Wisconsin-Madison women's hockey team that gained them the NCAA national championship with a 4-1 win over Boston University. Live coverage of the March 20 match against Boston University was available live only on the Web.

The game will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. An encore broadcast, also on The Wisconsin Channel, will air at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

This is the fourth time the Badgers have won the national championship in the past six years. They ended the season with a 37-2-2 record. Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight were named Frozen Four Co-MVPs and Duggan received the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s hockey.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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