Wisconsin Badgers
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Institution: University of Wisconsin–Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Home Arena: LaBahn Arena
Capacity: 2,273
Women's Team
Conference: Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Coach: Mark Johnson
Conf. Championships: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
NCAA Championships: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2019

The Wisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey team is the hockey team that represents the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

History[edit | edit source]

On October 8, 1999, the Bulldogs played the Wisconsin Badgers in the first ever Women's WCHA conference game at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. It was the highest attended game of the season (3,892) and resulted in an 8–1 defeat of the Badgers.[1]

In 2006, the Wisconsin Badgers became the first team outside the state of Minnesota to win the Women's Frozen Four championship. The Badgers defeated the defending champions, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, by a score of 3–0 at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On January 28, 2012, the Wisconsin Badgers broke the NCAA women's hockey attendance record for the third consecutive year[2] with 12,402 fans in attendance.[3] The game was part of a two-game sweep of the Bemidji State Beavers. The previous record for most fans to watch a women's college hockey game at the Kohl Center was 10,668. That record was set on January 29, 2011.[4]

On November 6, 2016, Ann-Renee Desbiens achieved career shutout number 44, breaking Noora Raty’s record for most NCAA career shutouts.[5]

An 8-2 win on December 4, 2016 against their rivals, the Minnesota Golden Gophers resulted in a career milestone. Playing in front of a sellout crowd at Labahn Arena, Sarah Nurse scored a hat trick, becoming the first player in program history to score a hat trick against Minnesota.[6] It marked the first time that Wisconsin scored eight goals in a game since October 11, 2015 against Ohio State, as five different Badgers scored at least one goal.

Arenas[edit | edit source]

Head Coaches[edit | edit source]

Note: Johnson took a leave of absence for the 2009-10 season to coach the US women's team at the 2010 Olympics.

Year by Year Record[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
Conference Overall Record
1999-00 24 15 8 1 86 83 31 3rd W, QF 9-2 (Bemidji St) L, SF 5-0 (Minnesota) 35 19 14 2 119 134
2000-01 24 13 6 5 100 64 31 3rd W, QF 5-2 (Bemidji St) L, SF 6-5 (Minnesota-Duluth) 35 21 9 5 145 94
2001-02 24 17 6 1 76 36 35 T-2nd W, SF 4-1 (Minnesota-Duluth) L, F 3-2 (Minnesota) 35 22 11 2 110 51
2002-03 24 14 6 4 79 50 32 3rd L, SF 3-1 (Minnesota) 35 22 8 5 110 67
2003-04 24 18 5 1 81 34 37 2nd L, SF 3-1 (Minnesota-Duluth) 34 25 6 3 122 50
2004-05 28 20 7 1 119 44 41 3rd W, QF 3-1 (St. Cloud St) W, SF 3-2 (ot) (Minnesota-Duluth) L, F 3-2 (ot) (Minnesota) 38 28 9 1 170 59
2005-06 28 24 3 1 103 40 49 1st W, QF 2 games to none (North Dakota) W, SF 9-0 (St. Cloud St) W, F 4-1 (Minnesota) 41 36 4 1 155 51
2006-07 28 23 1 4 112 33 50 1st W, QF 2 games to none (North Dakota) W, SF 4-0 (Ohio St) W, F 3-1 (Minnesota) 41 36 1 4 166 36
2007-08 28 20 5 3 94 36 43 3rd W, QF 2 games to none Minnesota St) W, SF 4-3 (Minnesota) W, F 5-4 (ot) (Minnesota-Duluth) 41 29 9 3 142 58
2008-09 28 21 2 5 133 42 50 2nd W, QF 2 games to none (Ohio St) W, SF 3-1 (Minnesota-Duluth) W, F 5-3 (Minnesota) 41 34 2 5 207 53
2009-10 28 15 12 1 84 63 31 4th L, QF 2 games to none (Ohio St) 36 18 15 3 107 82
2010-11 28 24 2 2 140 50 76 1st W, QF 2 games to none (St. Cloud St) W, SF 3-0 (North Dakota) W, F 5-4 (ot) (Minnesota) 41 37 2 2 212 70
2011-12 28 23 3 2 113 44 72 1st W, QF 2 games to none (Minnesota St) L, SF 3-1 (Minnesota-Duluth) 40 33 5 2 181 60
2012-13 28 17 9 2 70 46 55 T-2nd W, QF 2 games to none (St. Cloud St) L, 2-1 SF (North Dakota) 35 23 10 2 103 53
2013-14 28 21 5 2 86 33 66 2nd W, QF 2 games to 1 (Minnesota St) L, SF 1-0 (North Dakota) 38 28 8 2 114 47
2014-15 28 19 6 3 89 36 61 2nd W, Qf 2 games to none (St. Clouid St) W, SF 2-1 (North Dakota) W, F 1-0 (Minnesota) 40 29 7 4 138 45
2015-16 28 24 3 1 100 22 74 1st W, QF 2 game to none (Minnesota St) W, SF 5-0 (Minnesota-Duluth) W, F 1-0 (Minnesota) 40 35 4 1 154 29
2016-17 28 22 2 4 110 24 73 1st W, QF 2 games to none (Minnesota St) W, SF 2-1 (North Dakota) W, f 4-1 (Minnesota-Duluth) 40 33 3 4 157 35
2017-18 24 20 2 2 81 29 64 1st W, SF 4-1 (Bemidji St) L, F 3-1 (Minnesota) 38 31 5 2 126 48
2018-19 24 18 4 2 78 26 56 2nd W, QF 2 games to none (St. Cloud St) W, SF 3-2 (Ohio St) W, F 3-1 (Minnesota) 41 35 4 2 155 43
2019-20 24 17 4 3 97 48 56 1st W, SF 4-1 (Minnesota-Duluth) L, F 1-0 (ot) (Ohio St) 36 28 5 3 160 62
2020-21

Season by season results[edit | edit source]

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions League Leader
Year Coach W L T Conference Conf.
W
Conf.
L
Conf.
T
Finish Conference Tournament NCAA Tournament
2019–20 Mark Johnson 28 4 3 WCHA 17 4 3 1st WCHA<td First Round Bye
Won Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (4-1)
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2018–19 Mark Johnson 35 4 2 WCHA 18 4 2 2nd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Cloud State (5-0, 8-0)
Won Semifinals vs. Ohio State (3-2)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota (3-1)
Won First Round vs. Syracuse (4-0)
Won Frozen Four vs. Clarkson (5-0)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota (2-0)
2017–18 Mark Johnson 31 5 2 WCHA 20 2 2 1st WCHA First Round Bye
Won Semifinals vs. Bemidji State (4-1)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (1-3)
Won First Round vs. Minnesota (4–0)
Lost Frozen Four vs. Colgate (3-4 2OT)
2016–17 Mark Johnson 33 3 4 WCHA 22 2 4 1st WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota State (7–0, 6–0)
Won Semifinals vs. North Dakota (2–1)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota-Duluth(4–1)
Won First Round vs. Robert Morris(7–0)
Won Frozen Four vs. Boston College (1–0)
Lost Championship vs. Clarkson (0–3)
2015–16 Mark Johnson 35 4 1 WCHA 24 3 1 1st WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota State (4–0, 6–0)
Won Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (5–0)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota(1–0)
Won First Round vs. Mercyhurst (6–0)
Lost Frozen Four vs. Minnesota 2–3(OT)
2014–15 Mark Johnson 29 7 4 WCHA 19 6 3 2nd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Cloud State (5–1, 4–1)
Won Semifinals vs. North Dakota (4–1)
Won Championship vs. Bemidji State (4–0)
Won First Round vs. Boston University (5–1)
Lost Frozen Four vs. Minnesota (1–3)
2013–14 Mark Johnson 28 8 2 WCHA 21 5 2 2nd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota State (4–0. 0–3, 2–0)
Lost Semifinals vs. North Dakota (0–1)
Won First Round vs. Harvard (2–1)
Lost Frozen Four vs. Minnesota (3–5)
2012–13 Mark Johnson 23 10 2 WCHA 17 9 2 3rd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Cloud State (5–0, 4–1)
Lost Semifinals vs. North Dakota (1–2)
Did not qualify
2011–12 Mark Johnson 33 5 2 WCHA 23 3 2 1st WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota State (7–0, 4–0)
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (1–3)
Won First Round vs. Mercyhurst (3–1)
Won Frozen Four vs. Boston College (6–2)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (2–4)
2010–11 Mark Johnson 37 2 2 WCHA 24 2 2 1st WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Cloud State (9–3, 5–1)
Won Semifinals vs. North Dakota (3–0)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota (5–4 OT)
Won First Round vs. Minnesota-Duluth (2–1)
Won Frozen Four vs. Boston College (3–2)
Won Championship vs. Boston University (4–1)
2009–10 Tracey DeKeyser* 18 15 3 WCHA 15 12 1 4th WCHA Lost Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (2–3 OT, 3–4 OT) Did not qualify
2008–09 Mark Johnson 34 2 5 WCHA 21 2 5 2nd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State (7–0, 4–1)
Won Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (3–1)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota (5–3)
Won First Round vs. Dartmouth (7–0)
Won Frozen Four vs. Minnesota-Duluth (5–1)
Won Championship vs. Mercyhurst (5–0)
2007–08 Mark Johnson 29 9 3 WCHA 20 5 3 3rd WCHA Won Quarterfinalsvs. Minnesota State (4–2, 5–0)
Won Semifinals vs. Minnesota (4–3)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota-Duluth (4–5 OT)
Won First Round vs. Minnesota (3–2 OT)
Won Frozen Four vs. Harvard (4–1)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota-Duluth (0–4)
2006–07 Mark Johnson 36 1 4 WCHA 23 1 4 1st WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota (4–0, 3–0)
Won Semifinals vs. Ohio State (4–0)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota (3–1)
Won First Round vs. Harvard (1–0 4OT)
Won Frozen Four vs. St. Lawrence (4–0)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota-Duluth (4–1)
2005–06 Mark Johnson 36 4 1 WCHA 24 3 1 1st WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota (4–1, 6–0)
Won Semifinals vs. St. Cloud State (9–0)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota (4–1)
Won First Round vs. Mercyhurst (2–1 2OT)
Won Frozen Four vs. St. Lawrence (1–0)
Won Championship vs. Minnesota (3–0)
2004–05 Mark Johnson 28 9 1 WCHA 20 7 1 3rd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Cloud State (3–1)
Won Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (3–2 OT)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (2–3 OT)
Lost First Round vs. Dartmouth (3–4)
2003–04 Mark Johnson 25 6 3 WCHA 18 5 1 2nd WCHA Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (1–3) Did not qualify
2002–03 Mark Johnson 22 8 5 WCHA 14 6 4 3rd WCHA Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota (1–3) Did not qualify
2001–02 Trina Bourget 22 11 2 WCHA 17 6 1 3rd WCHA Won Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (4–1)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (2–3)
Did not qualify
2000–01 Trina Bourget 21 9 5 WCHA 13 6 5 3rd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (5–2)
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota-Duluth (5–6)
Did not qualify
1999-00 Julie Sasner 19 14 2 WCHA 15 8 1 3rd WCHA Won Quarterfinals vs. Bemidji State (9–2)
Lost Semifinals vs. Minnesota (0–5)
Did not qualify

[7] * Johnson took a one-year leave to coach the 2010 US Women's Olympic team.

NCAA Tournament Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Tournament
2005 L, 4-3 (Dartmouth) -- --
2006 W, 2-1 (2ot) (Mercyhurst) W, 1-0 (St. Lawrence) W, 3-0 (Minnesota)
2007 W, 1-0 (4ot) (Harvard) W, 4-0 (St. Lawrence) W, 4-1 (Minnesota-Duluth)
2008 W, 3-2 (ot) (Minnesota) W, 4-1 (Harvard) L, 4-0 (Minnesota-Duluth)
2009 W, 7-0 (Dartmouth) W, 5-1 (Minnesota-Duluth) W, 5-0 (Mercyhurst)
2011 W, 2-1 (Minnesota-Duluth) W, 3-2 (Boston College) W, 4-1 (Boston University)
2012 W, 3-1 (Mercyhurst) W, 6-2 (Boston College) L, 4-2 (Minnesota)
2014 W, 2-1 (Harvard) L, 5-3 (Minnesota) --
2015 W, 5-1 (Boston University) L, 3-1 (Minnesota) --
2016 W, 6-0 (Mercyhurst) L, 3-2 (ot) (Minnesota) --
2017 W, 7-0 (Robert Morris) W, 1-0 (Boston College) L, 3-0 (Clarkson)
2018 W, 4-0 (Minnesota) L, 4-3 (2ot) (Colgate) --
NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Tournament
2019 W, 4-0 (Syracuse) W, 5-0 (Clarkson) W, 2-0 (Minnesota)
2020 Tournament cancelled prior first round by NCAA due to COVID-19 pandemic

Current roster[edit | edit source]

Number Player Position Class Height Hometown
2 Natalie Buchbinder D So. 5–8 Fairport, New York
4 Mikaela Gardner D Sr. 5–8 Plainfield, Illinois
6 Presley Norby F Jr. 5–5 Minnetonka, Minnesota
7 Sam Cogan F Sr. 5–8 Ottawa, Ontario
8 Maddie Rowe D Jr. 5–11 River Falls, Wisconsin
9 Sophie Shirley F Fr. 5–9 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
10 Delaney Drake F So. 5–7 Traverse City, Michigan
11 Jessie DeVito F Fr. 5–7 Rumson, New Jersey
12 Sophia Shaver F Sr. 5–10 Wayzata, Minnesota
13 Maddie Rolfes D RS Sr. 5–8 West Des Moines, Iowa
14 Alexis Mauerman F Jr. 5–2 Janesville, Wisconsin
15 Caitlin Schneider F So. 5–4 Glenview, Illinois
16 Maddie Posick F So. 5–7 Stoughton, Wisconsin
17 Britta Curl F Fr. 5–8 Bismarck, North Dakota
18 Abby Roque F Jr. 5–7 Sault St. Marie, Michigan
19 Annie Pankowski F RS Sr. 5–9 Laguna Hills, California
20 Brette Pettet F So. 5–3 Kentville, Nova Scotia
21 Nicole LaMantia D Fr. 5–4 Wayne, Illinois
22 Mekenzie Steffen D Jr. 5–6 Centerville, Minnesota
23 Kyleigh Hanzlik F So. 5–9 Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
26 Emily Clark F RS Sr. 5–7 Saskatoon, Sasketchawan
27 Grace Bowlby D So. 5–8 Edina, Minnesota
29 Nikki Cece G So. 5–7 Oakville, Ontario
30 Cami Kronish G Fr. 6-0 New York, New York
32 Breanna Blesi G So. 5–7 Maple Grove, Minnesota
35 Kristen Campbell G RS Jr. 5–9 Brandon, Manitoba

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

WCHA honors[edit | edit source]

  • Annie Pankowski, 2015 WCHA Rookie of the Year
  • Ann-Renée Desbiens, WCHA Player of the Year [8]

WCHA All-Star teams[edit | edit source]

  • Blayre Turnbull, 2015 All-WCHA First Team
  • Brittany Ammerman, 2015 All-WCHA Second Team
  • Annie Pankowski, 2015 All-WCHA Second Team
  • Courtney Burke, 2015 All-WCHA Third Team
  • Karley Sylvester, 2015 All-WCHA Third Team
  • Ann-Renée Desbiens, 2015 All-WCHA Third Team
  • Emily Clark, 2015 WCHA All-Rookie Team
  • Annie Pankowski, 2015 WCHA All-Rookie Team

Badger Award[edit | edit source]

The Badger Award is a team honor known as Most Inspirational Player award.

  • 2000: Kerry Weiland
  • 2001: Jen Mead
  • 2002: Kathy Devereaux
  • 2003: Sis Paulsen/Katie Temple
  • 2004: Molly Engstrom
  • 2005: Sharon Cole
  • 2006: Sharon Cole
  • 2007: Phoebe Monteleone
  • 2008: Erika Lawler[9]
  • 2010: Genna Prough

Frozen Four All-Tournament team[edit | edit source]

Year Player Position
2011 Brooke Ammerman[10] Forward
2011 Meghan Duggan Forward
2011 Carolyne Prevost Forward
2011 Alev Kelter Defense

Career Points Leaders (Top Ten All-Time Scorers)[edit | edit source]

Name Career Games Goals Assists Total Points Years Played
1 Hilary Knight 161 143 119 262 2007–2012
2 Brianna Decker 143 115 129 244 2009–2013
3 Meghan Duggan 159 108 130 238 2006–2011
4 Sara Bauer 152 80 138 218 2003–2007
5 Brooke Ammerman 153 98 117 215 2008–2012
6 Annie Pankowski 152 96 109 205 2014–2019
7 Meghan Hunter 132 84 93 177 2000–2004
8 Erika Lawler 163 55 119 174 2005–2009
9 Kendra Antony 137 67 92 159 1999–2003
10 Jinelle Zaugg 160 89 67 156 2004–2008

Patty Kazmaier Award Winners[edit | edit source]

Sara Bauer – 2007 | Jessie Vetter – 2009 | Meghan Duggan – 2011 | Brianna Decker – 2012 | Ann-Renee Desbiens – 2017[11] |-

Bob Allen Women's Hockey Player of the Year Winners[edit | edit source]

Jessie Vetter – 2009 | Meghan Duggan – 2011 | Hilary Knight – 2014 | Brianna Decker – 2015[12] |-

Notable players[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [1]
  2. What they are saying about Fill the Bowl. uwbadgers.com.
  3. Badgers break NCAA attendance record in 1–0 win – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers. uwbadgers.com.
  4. WCHA : Western Collegiate Hockey Association (PDF). Wcha.com (January 31, 2012). Retrieved on 2015-05-30.
  5. Wisconsin women's hockey: Ann-Renée Desbiens breaks NCAA shutout record in win. WCHA.com (2016-11-08). Retrieved on 2016-11-25.
  6. Sunday statement: No. 1 Badgers blitz No. 2 Golden Gophers 8-2: Nurse nets hat trick as UW scores its most goals of the season. Wisconsin Badgers Athletics (2016-12-04). Retrieved on 2017-02-17.
  7. Statistics. USCHO.com.
  8. WCHA ANNOUNCES 2015-16 POSTSEASON AWARDS. WCHA.com (2016-03-03). Retrieved on 2016-11-25.
  9. Wisconsin 2007–08 Review and Records. Uwbadgers.com. Retrieved on 11 June 2010.
  10. National champion Badgers bring home fourth crown! – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers. uwbadgers.com.
  11. Decker wins 2012 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers. uwbadgers.com.
  12. Decker named Bob Allen Women's Hockey Player of the Year – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers. uwbadgers.com.
  13. Krabbenhoft and Jorgensen receive Big Ten Medal of Honor. Wisconsin Athletics (June 10, 2009). Retrieved on 9 April 2010.
  14. Brianna Decker Bio – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers. UWBadgers.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-30.
  15. Natalie Spooner Earns All-America Honors – Ohio State Buckeyes Official Athletic Site. Ohiostatebuckeyes.com.
  16. "Duggan named top female NCAA Division I hockey player", Cbc.ca, March 19, 2011. 
  17. WCHA.com – WCHA Press Releases. wcha.com.
  18. American Hockey Coaches Association. ahcahockey.com.
  19. Ruegsegger wins NCAA Elite 88 Award – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers. uwbadgers.com.
  20. USA Hockey National. USA Hockey National.
  21. USA Hockey – Features, Events, Results – Team USA. Team USA.

External links[edit | edit source]




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