Badger Women’s Hockey to open 2023 NCAA Tournament against LIU

This marks the 17th NCAA tournament appearance for the Badgers.
Published: Mar. 5, 2023 at 12:06 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - For the 10th-straight season the Wisconsin women’s hockey team earned a bid for the 2023 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.

The Badgers will head to Hamilton, New York for a regional semifinal game against Long Island University on Thursday. The winner between LIU and Wisconsin will move on to face Colgate on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT.

The winner of the regional will advance to the 2023 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four in Duluth, Minnesota.

The Badgers hold a 2-0-0 all-time record against LIU, playing the Sharks during their inaugural season in 2019-20. The Sharks will make their first NCAA tournament appearance after winning the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance regular-season and tournament titles. LIU is coached by former Badger Kelly Nash, who’s in her first season leading the program.

Wisconsin has only seen Colgate once in program history, UW dropped a 4-3 double-overtime contest to the Raiders in the semifinal round of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four in Minneapolis. Colgate won the 2023 ECAC Tournament with an 8-2 win over Clarkson on Saturday.

Coverage and ticket information for the games in Hamilton, New York, will be available in the coming days.

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