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.
|Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris||8||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure||7|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: T. Koehler||11|
|Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||7|
|Seattle - LP: B. Beavan||0||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr.||5|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada||1|
|Boston - LP: B. Badenhop||1||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb||2|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||4||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: L. Harrell||2|
|Toronto - WP: A. Loup||9||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||3|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia||9||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo||0|
|Oakland||9||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Colorado||3||Top 9th Inning|
|Los Angeles||2||Bottom 8th Inning|