A biweekly take a look at the University of Wisconsin ladies’s hockey team.
In the polls
The Badgers progressed to 7-1 with a sweep of St. Cloud State. They maintained their spots within the scores, preserving down the No. 4 spot in the United States Today/USA Hockey ballot and the No. 5 spot within the DCU/USCHO ballot.
Player of the week
Caroline Harvey comes via in grab, continues to rack up issues
The freshman defenseman persisted to supply for the Badgers. She had a hand in the entire team’s targets in a 3-2 comeback victory at St. Cloud State on Saturday. With UW down, 2-0, halfway via the second one length, Harvey teamed up with Jesse Compher to help on targets two times. The first went to Britta Curl overdue in the second one length. The 2nd went to Casey O’Brien with 61 seconds left in legislation. Harvey then clinched the win together with her fourth objective of the season on the 3:10 mark of OT. This used to be her 6th instantly game with some extent.
A decade at LaBahn and different notes
Celebrating LaBahn: Wednesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the primary game performed at LaBahn Arena. UW’s first opponent used to be Bemidji State. The Badgers misplaced that game, 1-0, and feature a 148-16-10 report on the rink.
The anniversary comes on homecoming weekend. The Badgers plan to honor Olympians Emily Clark and Abby Roque with a ceremonial puck drop Thursday and plan to acknowledge alumni in attendance all over the second one intermission Friday.
Spreading the wealth: The intensity and talent had been anticipated to be power of this 12 months’s team.
So some distance UW has met the ones expectancies. Six avid gamers – O’Brien (14), Harvey (14), Lacey Eden (13), Sophie Shirley (13), Compher (12), Nicole LaMantia (11) – have scored a minimum of 10 issues, whilst Curl and Maddi Wheeler are knocking at the door with 9 issues every.
“It’s a good sign for a lot of reasons. Probably the main one for me is when you score a goal you generally feel good about yourself, you made a contribution to that that game and with that comes confidence,” UW trainer Mark Johnson mentioned. “If I score and I haven’t scored much in the past, my confidence is going to be high. In younger players I’ve seen that and even some of our older players where if you get off to a good start it sets a foundation to continue.”
By the numbers
6.25 Shots in line with game for Casey O’Brien, essentially the most within the WCHA.
40 Career multi-point video games for Jesse Compher, who had two assists Saturday.
4 50-shot video games for Wisconsin this season.
33 Unbeaten streak for the Badgers vs. St. Cloud State.
1 Point wanted through Sophie Shirley transfer right into a tie for 10th all-time with 167.
UW will get ultimate tune-up as top-five showdowns loom
Vs. Bemidji State, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday: This shall be UW’s ultimate tune-up earlier than back-to-back collection with Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota. The Beavers are 0-4 within the WCHA and 2-5-1 total. They were swept through No. 10 Clarkson, No. 2 Minnesota and No. 1 Ohio State prior to now 3 weeks.