10 years of Wisconsin women’s hockey at LaBahn Arena, from 1 to 10
LaBahn Arena has been house for the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey crew for a decade. That has been greater than sufficient time for trainer Mark Johnson to to find his relaxed spots.
Like the only at the ice within the afternoon when the solar is shining thru home windows alongside the roof line at the south facet.
“It’s just refreshing, puts a smile on your face,” he mentioned.
The Badgers performed their first sport at LaBahn on Oct. 19, 2012 — 10 years in the past Wednesday. Their keep began with a loss, one thing that has develop into a unprecedented merchandise within the 173 video games since then.
Before the two,273-seat facility opened, UW performed its first 13 seasons at a wide range of house rinks, most commonly the Kohl Center but in addition Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena, Verona Ice Arena, the Dane County Coliseum or even Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire 4 occasions. The Badgers practiced within the rink at the Camp Randall Sports Center, the place a locker room facility was once built for the crew.
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That all modified 10 years in the past when the crew discovered its house.
The Badgers are 148-16-10 at LaBahn, the place avid gamers arrive a couple of hours prior to the sport to to find lovers ready in line to be a few of the first in the course of the doorways to get their favourite seats.
“It’s a special place,” Johnson mentioned. “We’ve generally played quite well in this building and we’ve really established it’s a difficult place to play if you’re a visiting team coming in.”
How tough? Here’s a listing from 1 to 10 of tactics UW has made LaBahn Arena a relaxed house.
1. The chief
The Badgers were No. 1 in NCAA women’s hockey attendance in 5 directly seasons, now not together with the 2020-21 marketing campaign that had no lovers within the seats as a result of of the pandemic.
2. Back-to-back losses uncommon
UW has misplaced consecutive video games at LaBahn handiest two occasions, and it’s been 8 years because the closing.
They have been each in opposition to Minnesota: Jan. 25 and 27, 2013, and Oct. 17-18, 2014.
3. Unbeatable at 3
The Badgers by no means have misplaced at LaBahn when they have scored at least 3 targets.
The file in the ones eventualities is 132-0-1, with the one tie coming of their moment sport within the development, Oct. 21, 2012, in opposition to Bemidji State.
4. Hats flying
Annie Pankowski had a UW-high 4 hat methods at LaBahn all over her profession from 2014 to 2017 and 2018-19.
There were 14 three-goal video games by means of Badgers avid gamers at LaBahn, together with two in the similar Jan. 13, 2017, sport. Pankowski and Emily Clark each scored 3 targets that day in a 9-0 victory in opposition to St. Cloud State.
UW has gained all six NCAA Tournament video games it has performed at LaBahn to advance to the Frozen Four. The closing 4 were by means of shutout and the six video games have produced a 28-2 scoring margin in choose of the Badgers.
7. Successful combatants
Only seven of the 21 opposing groups that experience performed at LaBahn Arena have gained there.
All of them are or have been contributors of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association: Bemidji State is 2-18-2, Minnesota is 8-11-1, Minnesota Duluth is 1-15-2, Minnesota State is 1-24, Ohio State is 2-14-3 and St. Cloud State is 1-22. North Dakota was once 1-9 prior to it dropped its program in 2017.
8. Shut down
UW has been close out in handiest 8 of 174 video games, two of which have been ties. The Badgers have held their combatants and not using a target 71 occasions.