Shooting for Glory: Badger Women's Hockey

The women of the Wisconsin Badgers Women’s Hockey team have had quite a season so far. Ranked number one in the country, the team holds a 13-3 record in conference and 23-3 record overall. With wins over opponents like number 2 Minnesota and number 4 Princeton, the ladies are on their way to success.

Last season, the women’s hockey team’s season came close to a national championship, falling just short in the Frozen Four after being defeated in overtime against Colgate. The Badgers finished the season 31-5-2-0 overall and 20-2-2-0 in the Western conference. In addition to this tremendous season, the team finished undefeated at home.



Coached by Mark Johnson in his 16th season, the ladies continue to lead in national rankings. The team’s power play is the best in the country, with at least 9 different players scoring on their opponent’s mistakes. Senior Annie Pankowski leads the team in goals scored while Junior Abby Roque leads in assists.The last teams on their agenda before the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Playoffs in March include Bemidji State, Minnesota State, Minnesota Duluth, and Ohio State. From there, the team intends to compete for a national title. With four national titles in the program’s history, the Badgers look to add a fifth and the first since 2011 under their belts.