Women’s Hockey: North Dakota Series Preview

The Matchup: No. 9 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 North Dakota

When: Saturday Dec. 8 & Sunday Dec. 9 – 2 p.m./ 1p.m. CT

Where: La Bahn Arena, Madison, Wis.

Ice Sheet: 200'x90’

All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads 34-2-1

Last Meeting: Wisconsin 4, North Dakota 4 (1/15/12)

After dropping a pair of games to top-ranked Minnesota, Wisconsin puts its seven-game home unbeaten streak on the line this weekend when they play host to North Dakota.  

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About UND:


Record: 11-5-0 (8-4-0-0 WCHA, 24 points, 3rd place)

Head Coach: Brian Idalski (78-97-20, 11th season)

Notable:  Jocelyne Lamoureux is currently tied with Wisconsin’s Brianna Decker for the third highest goal total in the nation this season. The two were teammates on the U.S. national team that brought home the gold medal in the 2012 Four Nations Cup in Finland.


Statistical Leaders:


Points: JocelyneLamoureux- 30 points (17 goals, 13 assists)

Goals: Jocelyne Lamoureux- 17 goals

Assists: Monique Lamoureux- 14 assists

Save Pct.: Jorid Dagfinrud - .921

GAA: Jorid Dagfinrud – 1.69


About the Badgers:


Record: 10-6-2 (6-6-2-2 WCHA, 22pts, 4th)

Head Coach: Mark Johnson (290-52-27, 10th season)

Notable:  The Badgers are 9-0-1 in their last ten games against North Dakota. Wisconsin is 15-6-2 against ranked opponents since the start of last season and UND comes into this weekend’s series ranked No. 8 in both the uscho.com poll as well as the USA Today poll.


Statistical Leaders:


Points: Brianna Decker - 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists)

Goals: Brianna Decker - 17 goals

Assists: Brianna Decker - 11 assists

Save Pct.: Alex Rigsby - .938 save pct.

GAA: Alex Rigsby - 1.56


Prediction: Tie & Win for Wisconsin (5-3 win on Saturday, 4-4 tie on Sunday).