Wisconsin wins its 7th NCAA women’s hockey title

Wisconsin distressed the No. 1 seed, Ohio State, in the NCAA hockey nationwide title video game in Duluth, Minnesota, on Sunday, catching an extraordinary 7th champion at the Female’s Frozen 4 with a 1-0 success.

Fresher onward Kristen Simms’s first-period objective stood as the game-winner many thanks to a 31-save save efficiency from redshirt elderly goalkeeper Cami Kronish.

The Badgers’ 7th nationwide title damaged a connection with Minnesota for the most ever before by a ladies’s hockey program in the Frozen 4. Train Mark Johnson has actually lagged the Badgers’ bench for 19 years.

Wisconsin took a 1-0 lead at 6:32 of the very first duration on an objective by Simms that was created by the group’s relentless forecheck.

Fresher protector Caroline Harvey knocked the puck deep right into the Ohio State area. Caroline Harvey obtains it deep prior to altering off. Badgers most likely to deal with layers on the forecheck, as well as Simms obtains an excellent search in the high port. Shoots throughout Thiele’s body as well as via a display for her 16th of the period. Onward Lacey Eden produced some mayhem on the forecheck. Onward Claire Enright maintained the puck in the striking area as well as passed to Simms, that defeated goalkeeper Amanda Thiele high blocker side.

Wisconsin was 26-1-1 going into the 3rd duration with a lead. Ohio State had actually not been locked out this period as well as was last locked out on Jan. 21, 2022– a stretch of 57 video games.

The low-scoring lead to the nationwide title video game was a shock considered that Ohio State (second) as well as Wisconsin (third) were 2 of the leading 3 racking up groups in Div. I this period.

Wisconsin shed to Minnesota in the WCHA semifinal as well as required 3 distressed success to make the nationwide title video game. The Badgers directed Long Island, 9-1, in their event opener and after that distressed No. 3-seeded Colgate, 4-2. The Frozen 4 semifinal was a rematch with No. 2-seeded Minnesota, which Wisconsin won 3-2 on an overtime objective from Harvey at 16:47 to establish the nationwide title face-off with No. 1 seed Ohio State.

Ohio State was attempting to end up being the 4th straight NCAA Department I promote to win a 2nd straight title. Minnesota (2015-16), Clarkson (2017-18) as well as Wisconsin (2019, 2021) were the others.

After shedding to Minnesota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Organization last, Ohio State rallied to defeat Quinnipiac 5-2 in their local. In the Frozen 4 semifinal, they made use of 15 conserves from Thiele to lock out Northeastern, 3-0.

The WCHA remained to control the Female’s Frozen 4. Groups from that seminar have actually won 19 of the 22 Frozen 4 champions, with Clarkson from the ECAC winning 3 times.

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