Badgers knock off defending champs; Win seventh National Championship

Wisconsin tops No. 1 Ohio State 1-0 in Women’s Ice Hockey National Championship.
Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 5:29 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (WMTV) - The Badgers are on top of the women’s hockey world once again.

Wisconsin beat top-ranked Ohio State 1-0 to clinch their third national title in four seasons, and seventh in program history.

The Badgers took control of the game early on, freshman Kirsten Simms scored 6:32 in the first period to give Wisconsin a 1-0 lead over the defending champions.

This was the first time all season that the Buckeyes were shutout in a game.

UW goaltender Cami Kronish had 31 saves and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 NCAA Frozen Four

Five Badgers, including Jesse Compher, Laila Edwards, Caroline Harvey, Cami Kronish and Kirsten Simms were named to the 2023 NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament team.

Wisconsin now holds the most national titles (7) in all of NCAA women’s ice hockey. UW was previously tied with Minnesota with six titles.

This marks the first time a team has been shutout in a national championship game since the Badgers shutout Minnesota 2-0 in the 2019 NCAA Championship in Hamden, Connecticut.

Wisconsin finishes the season with a 29-10-2 overall record.

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