The Wisconsin Badgers are on a roll, and for Women’s Badgers hockey, their dominance continues this season. After beginning the season ranked No. 1, they didn’t relinquish it last week and will continue with the same ranking by the USCHO this week.
— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerWHockey) October 30, 2023
The Latest Week for Badgers Hockey
This past week, the Wisconsin Badgers took on unranked St. Thomas in two games on Friday and Saturday. Both games were Badgers hockey wins, adding to the team’s 10-0-0 record on the season.
The Badgers continued dominating WCHA and Division I women’s hockey. With their 5-3 and 3-0 victories, the team leads in plenty of categories for the WCHA and the nation. The eight goals brought their Division I leading goals total to 66. This is double the next amount by a team, with Rensselaer coming in at No. 2 with 32 goals on the season.
— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerWHockey) October 29, 2023
Lacey Eden, Kirsten Simms, and Britta Curl are No. 2, 4, and 5 in the nation in goals per game. Eden and Curl both hold a ten-game points streak to start the season. Curl holds a 9 game streak with a goal, tying for the Badgers hockey record.
Thanks to her goal late in the second period, #Badgers @brittacurl has scored in nine-straight games, tying the @BadgerWHockey record for longest goal streak@mduggan10 also had a nine-game goal streak during the 2010-11 season #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/rgmhztuTV1
— AJ Harrison (@ajharrison1) October 28, 2023
Badgers hockey has outscored opponents 74-10, which is, on average, 6.40 goals as a margin per game. The next closest is Colgate, at 2.62.
The Rink Behind the Badgers
There was plenty of movement behind Badgers hockey in the rankings, even though they have a firm grip on the top spot. Ohio State, Colgate, and Minnesota each continued at their ranking, with Clarkson moving into the top five with their win over new No. 9 Quinnipiac.
— USCHO.com (@USCHO) October 30, 2023
The most improved team is St. Lawrence, jumping from No. 10 to No. 6 in week 6. They leapfrogged many teams while following the same formula as Clarkson with wins over Quinnipiac and Princeton. Boston College also increased after being unranked last week and moving into the rankings at No. 14 this week. They defeated Merrimack twice this week, while Penn State fell out of the rankings.
As mentioned before, Quinnipiac dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 after losing to two teams that were behind them in the rankings and showing cracks in the foundation for their teams.