The top-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team captured their 5th NCAA Championship and first since 2011, blanking the rival Minnesota Gophers 2-0 on Sunday afternoon in Hamden, Connecticut.
Senior’s Sophia Shaver and Annie Pankowski scored for the Badgers, who capped the title season with their 35th win (35-4-2).
Shaver gave the Badgers a 1-0 lead at the 11:20 mark of the first period on a pass from behind the net from Presley Norby.
Pankowski scored Wisconsin’s second goal in the second period with a short-handed back-hander at the 10:45 mark. Pankowski got the breakaway feed from Junior Abby Roque. [Read more…]