The Gophers women’s hockey team will raise the 2013 NCAA champonship banner at Ridder Arena at 5:45 p.m. Friday and then play Wisconsin (2-0), ranked No. 4 or 5 in the two national polls.
No. 1 Minnesota, also 2-0, has won six consecutive games against the Badgers and has a 51-game winning streak.
Both teams had a WCHA player of the week the first weekend of the season. Rachael Bona of the Gophers won the award on offense for her four goals and three assists in a road sweep of Colgate. Badgers goalie Alex Rigsby was the player of the week on defense after stopping 53 of 54 shots in a home sweep of Minnesota State Mankato.
The Gophers are 35-26-8 in the all-time series against Wisconsin, beating the Badgers 2-0 and 5-1 the last time they played on Jan. 25 and 27 this year in Madison, Wis.
Either Minnesota, the two-time defending champion, or Wisconsin has won the NCAA title eight of the past 10 seasons.
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang||5||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon||5||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: B. Cecil||6|
|Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale||12||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez||3|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||4||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||2|
|Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey||2||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez||5|
|San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup||7|
|Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman||4||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: J. Locke||6|
|Miami - LP: M. Latos||4||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom||5|
|LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson||0||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: D. Keuchel||4|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka||9||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi||0|
|Oakland - WP: J. Hahn||5||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura||0|
|Arizona - LP: R. De La Rosa||1||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: C. Heston||4|
|Colorado - LP: J. Lyles||3||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||6|
|Texas - LP: C. Lewis||1||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez||3|
|Real Salt Lake||0|
|Sporting Kansas City||1||FINAL|
Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?