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Five Things to Know: Badgers to face Buckeyes in National Championship

Five Things to Know: Badgers to face Buckeyes in National Championship

DULUTH, Minn. – Wisconsin women’s hockey is headed to their 10th NCAA national championship appearance where they will face conference rival Ohio State in the 2023 NCAA National Championship game on Sunday afternoon. Puck drop at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minnesota is set for 3 p.m.

Fans can watch the game live on ESPNU where Clay Matvick, AJ Mleczko and Badger Hall of Famer Hilary Knight will be on the call. Fans can also listen to the contest on 100.9 FM with Reid Magnum and Mark Greenhalgh broadcasting live from AMSOIL Arena. 

Tickets are available through the NCAA website. Fans are encouraged to attend the Badgers’ pep rally on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at 310 Pub in Duluth and also the team’s Red Carpet Arrival at 1 p.m. on Friday at AMSOIL Arena. More information about those events can be found here. 

1. LAST TIME OUT: In dramatic fashion, the Badgers took down the Gophers 3-2 in overtime on Friday night as the border rivals met for the sixth time this season. After two periods of Minnesota leading, Laila Edwards and Sophie Shirley lit the lamp within a minute of one another to give UW the 2-1 lead. The Gophers scored the equalizer with just over a minute left in the third period, forcing overtime. After 16:47 of back and forth overtime play, Caroline Harvey lit the lamp to call the game, sending UW to the championship.  

2. CLUTCH KK CAPTURES ALL-AMERICAN HONORS: A day after earning second-team All–America honors, Caroline Harvey showed just why she deserved the award as she scored the overtime-winner against Minnesota to send the Badgers to the NCAA National Championship game. Harvey becomes the 22nd different Badger to collect All-America honors and the first freshman to do so since Meghan Hunter did during the 2000-01 season. Also named the 2023 WCHA Rookie of the year, Harvey’s 39-point season ranks eighth in program history among all rookie skaters and her 13 goals are the fourth most in school history by a blueliner.  

3. AGAINST OHIO STATE: The Badgers are 1-3-0 against the Buckeyes this season, last meeting on Feb. 18-19 for the final regular season series at LaBahn Arena. Wisconsin took the first game of the series 6-5, thanks to Kirsten Simms finding the back of the net on a penalty shot in overtime. However, Ohio State was able to split the series with a 3-1 win the next day. UW has taken OSU to overtime…

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