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Women's hockey game day blog  vs. St. Cloud State

Women's hockey game day blog vs. St. Cloud State

Jacqueline Boscacci (Athletic Communications Assistant)

Please join Jacqueline Boscacci as she chronicles from rinkside all the action from tonight's game between the Badgers and the Huskies with the Game Day Blog.


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Women's hockey game day blog vs. St. Cloud State(01/23/2009) 
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6:33
Jacqueline Boscacci:  We are live at the National Hockey Center, about 35 minutes from faceoff.


6:33
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Both teams have taken the ice for warm ups and we have a little change in the lines today.


6:37
Jacqueline Boscacci:  For Wisconsin...
Forwards
Nash, Lawler, Knight
Prevost, Deluce, Duggan
Giles, Ammerman, Sanders
Hagen, Kranz, Evans

And on defense
Matthews, Windmeier
Jakiel, Bible
Dronen, Keseley

And in goal
Vetter
McCready
Kaasa

6:39
Jacqueline Boscacci:  For SCSU
Nelson, Hogan, McCarthy
Nixon, Currier, Roberts
Anderson, Moen, Toor
Kemmerer, Josefson, Lambert

defense
Hirsch, Daggit
Schroeder, Pezon
Karouzos, Meierhofer

and in goal
VanDenakker
Nixon
Donlan

6:47[Image]Locker room View

6:56
What will the result be of the game tonight?
Wisconsin wins by four or more goals
 ( 65% )
Wisconsin wins in a close game
 ( 35% )
Tie
 ( 0% )
Wisconsin loses
 ( 0% )


6:59
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Entering the series tonight, both teams are on a three game unbeaten streak. The Badgers lead the all-time series 33-5-2 including a series sweep earlier this season.

7:00
Jacqueline Boscacci:  I am having technical difficulties, so I can't get any pictures up today.

7:01
Jacqueline Boscacci:  They are announcing starters, which is both of Wisconsin's first lines

7:03
Jacqueline Boscacci:  And SCSU's first lines as well.

7:06
Jacqueline Boscacci:  And here we go.


7:07
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW wins the faceoff


7:07
Jacqueline Boscacci:  1st, 0-0: 19 min. left - Nixon on a one-on-one shoots it wide

7:09
Jacqueline Boscacci:  1st, 0-0: 18 left -SCSU has kept the puck in the UW zone for most of the first 2 min.


7:09
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Daggit for interference, UW PP

7:10
Jacqueline Boscacci:  The Badgers are second in the nation on the PP, with 32% conversion rate


7:10
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Wisconsin is set up with its first unit on, and got about 3 shots off

7:11
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Matthews from the point and VanDenakker covers it

7:11
Jacqueline Boscacci:  The PP is almost over, 9 sec. left

7:12
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Jakiel with a shot and it went wide

7:13
Jacqueline Boscacci:  15:45 left in the first

7:13
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Hogan with a shot and Vetter glove side save

7:14
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Knight with a shot and VanDenakker had a glove save

7:15
Jacqueline Boscacci:  1st, 0-0: 14 min. left - Knight and Nash were working on a two-on-one but couldn't complete the give and go

7:16
Jacqueline Boscacci:  SCSU wins a faceoff in UW zone

7:17
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW icing

7:18
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Duggan for slashing, SCSU PP

7:19
Jacqueline Boscacci:  The Badgers are No. 1 in the country on the penalty kill and have had 7 shorties this season, 2 against UND last weekend

7:19
Jacqueline Boscacci:  shot for SCSU blocked by Sanders and hit away by Vetter

7:20
Jacqueline Boscacci:  A scramble at the UW net and Vetter covers it

7:20
Jacqueline Boscacci:  :9 sec. left on the PP

7:20
Jacqueline Boscacci:  1st, 0-0 9: 50 left Badgers are full strength

7:21
Jacqueline Boscacci:  SCSU offsides

7:22
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Ammerman goes sliding on the ice trying to keep with the puck at the blueline in SCSU zone

7:22
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Roberts on a one-on-one before the Badger defense caught up with her and took away the pass

7:23
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Hogan on a one-onn-one Vetter with a save

7:24
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW leads 1-0 witha goal from Prevost assist from Lawler and Knight from in front of the net

7:25
Jacqueline Boscacci:  goal at 12:10

7:26
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Giles intercepted a pass from in front of the net to take away a scoring opportunity

7:26
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Two penalties leads to a 4-on-4

7:27
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Giles for roughing and Hogan for slashing

7:27
[Comment From Wisconick]
How was the goal scored?

7:27
Jacqueline Boscacci:  It was off of Knight's rebound

7:29
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW leads 2-0, Knight slid it past VanDenakker's pads off a cross ice pass from Ammerman

7:29
Jacqueline Boscacci:  The goal was scored at 14:32 from outside the crease

7:30
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Both teams are at full strength

7:30
Jacqueline Boscacci:  3:46 left in the first

7:31
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Keseley takes it the full length of the ice and Sanders had a shot wide


7:32
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Prevost clears the puck by knocking out of the UW zone

7:32
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Giles for tripping with 2:05 left

7:34
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Roberts for interference and the crowd doesn't like it

7:34
Jacqueline Boscacci:  It's 4-on-4 SCSU had a turnover... 1 min. left

7:35
Jacqueline Boscacci:  A shot from the neutral zone lands directly in Vetter's glove

7:36
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW leads 2-0 at the end of the first

7:37
Jacqueline Boscacci:  The first period was off to a slow start but the Badgers got it going the second half of the period with two goals, outshooting   the Huskies 11-7

7:38
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Both of the Badger goals came from in front of the net

7:38
[Comment From MaggieG]
Hopefully, they will keep it going like that.

7:39
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Hopefully they do!

7:41
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Knight's goal was er 26th of the season. Knight is now tied for third   for goals in a season at UW

7:41
[Comment From MaggieG]
Who is ahead of her and how many do they have?

7:43
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Duggan and Sara Bauer and Kelly Kegley share that spot. The school record is 42 goals in a season held by Meghan Hunter from the 2000-01 season. Jinelle Zaugg had 29 in 2006-07 which is good for second.

7:49
Jacqueline Boscacci:  After reviewing the first goal, after Knight's shot there was a scramble to the left of the net where she knocked it loose in front of the net and Prevost jammed it in past VanDenakker

7:51
Jacqueline Boscacci:  And we are back for the second

7:52
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Lawler with a slapper from above the near faceoff circle

7:52
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Both teams are full strength

7:54
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Ammerman with a breakaway goes wide

7:55
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Ammerman again one on two and shot was blocked

7:55
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Nixon with a shot and Vetter was there

7:56
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Icing scsu

7:56
Jacqueline Boscacci:  16:44 left in the first

7:56
Jacqueline Boscacci:  I;m sorry, second

7:57
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Minnesota is up 1-0 against Minnesota Duluth at 15 min. in the 2nd

7:58
Jacqueline Boscacci:  SCSU two-on-one, Vetter with a save and then another shot goes through the crease... That was SCSU's biggest opportunity

7:58
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Another shot by SCSU, blocker save

7:59
[Comment From Pat]
Any Badgers fans got the "Gopher rejects" chant going yet?

8:00
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Haha, no, the crowd is one of the smallest I have seen, and I would say the Badger fans are almost half

8:00
[Comment From erin]
UMD ties UofM 1-1!

8:01
Jacqueline Boscacci:  A UM loss and a UW win would put the BAdgers in a tie for first in league

8:01
Jacqueline Boscacci:  HUGE save by Vetter

8:02
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Holds onto the puck between her legs on a breakaway shot

8:02
[Comment From Susie]
Go Badgers!

8:04
Jacqueline Boscacci:  SCSU has outshot the Badgers this period 6-3, UW with the puck and a DP coming up

8:04
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Badgers pulled the goalie

8:04
Jacqueline Boscacci:  With 11 min. left SCSU is called for Pezon for tripping

8:06
Jacqueline Boscacci:  The first unit is up, Giles with a shot from the point, Knight gets a piece of it, shot is saved

8:06
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Three BAdgers and one SCSU against the boards

8:06
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Another DP and the BAdgers are 6-on-4

8:07
Jacqueline Boscacci:  They don't convert, but Meierhoffer for body checking, UW 5-on-3

8:07
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Now its 5-on-4

8:08
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Duggna with a slapshot at the point, the puck popped out but the ref blew the whistle

8:08
Jacqueline Boscacci:  SCSU clears the puck, they reset with 1 min. left in the PP

8:09
Jacqueline Boscacci:  It's cleared again by SCSU

8:09
Jacqueline Boscacci:  SCSU is doing a good job on killing off the penalty

8:10
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Both teams at full strength, but now a UW penalty

8:10
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Windmeier for tripping

8:11
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Nelson shot, Vetter hit it away

8:11
Jacqueline Boscacci:  A let's go red chant was going from behind the Wisconsin bench

8:12
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Freshman goalie Nikki Kaasa is from St. Cloud and had some fans at our practice yesterday

8:13
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Badgers at full strentgh

8:14
Jacqueline Boscacci:  St. Cloud in the UW zone, and Vetter again with a big save off a shot from beyond the crease by Nelson

8:14
Jacqueline Boscacci:  4 min. remaining in the 2nd, UW leads 2-0

8:15
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Giles and Duggan on a 2-on-1 but Giles mishandles the puck and turns itover

8:15
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UM 2, UMD 2

8:17
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Now it's 3-2 UMD

8:17
Jacqueline Boscacci:  SCSU on the PP, Matthews for tripping

8:17
Jacqueline Boscacci:  2:20 left in the 2nd SCSU in the UW zone

8:18
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW leads 2-1, with 2:10 left in the 2nd Currier flips it over Vetter's right shoulder from outside the crease

8:19
[Comment From Greg]
We almost always respond positively after giving up a goal.

8:20
Jacqueline Boscacci:  So far so good, we have the puck in the SCSU zone

8:20
Jacqueline Boscacci:  But... we are called for another penalty. Deluce for int.

8:20
[Comment From erin]
UMD 4, UM 2

8:20
[Comment From dp]
awesome!  go bulldogs! (can't believe I said that)

8:20
Jacqueline Boscacci:  We know how you feel, and what you mean

8:22
Jacqueline Boscacci:  End of second, UW 2, SCSU 1 - The lone goal was a Husky PP goal... SCSU outshot UW 11-9

8:23
[Comment From Greg]
Do we still have to kill more penalty time to start the 3rd?

8:23
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Yes, 1:29 left on the penalty

8:24
[Comment From Greg]
Time for a short-handed goal.

8:25
[Comment From erin]
seems like the badgers have spent a lot of time in the box tonight, how many penalties do they average per game?

8:27
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Tonight they have six for five PP, we average 5.2 a game

8:28
Jacqueline Boscacci:  That is very true, I am pretty sure Minn. leads

8:28
[Comment From Mark]
The SCSU color commentator said that UW leads the WCHA in fewest penalty minutes.  Does seem peculiar that they pick tonight to turn into bruisers

8:30
Who would be your pick for the Patty Kazmaeir award from the Badgers?
Knight
 ( 29% )
Vetter
 ( 43% )
Lawler
 ( 29% )
Ammerman
 ( 0% )
Duggan
 ( 0% )
ME!!
 ( 0% )


8:37
Jacqueline Boscacci:  And we are back with the third period

8:38
Jacqueline Boscacci:  The Badgers killed off the penalty

8:39
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Badger turnover in the SCSU zone

8:39
Jacqueline Boscacci:  But then it was turned over again in SCSU favor

8:40
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Nash was taken to her knees against the boards but UW kept the puck

8:41
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Nixon shot wide

8:43
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Vetter made a save off of a deflection

8:44
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Kniht with a shot and Nash tried to finish by poking in the rebound but VanDenakker covered it

8:44
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW leads 2-1 with 14:20 left in the period

8:44
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Ammerman wide right but the Badgers keep it in SCSU zone

8:44
[Comment From Pat]
Coach Johnson seems to get the best out of his players in games like these.

8:45
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Prevost with a slpper that went wide left

8:45
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Duggan with a slapper blocked hard

8:46
Jacqueline Boscacci:  A scramble in front of the net, but notheing

8:46
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Keseley gets a shot on net, Deluce slams home the rebound, UW Leads 3-1

8:47
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Deluce from Keseley and Dronen

8:47
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW leads 3-1 with 12 min. left

8:48
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Ammerman with a spin move to keep the play alive, but VanDenakker covers it

8:48
Jacqueline Boscacci:  The Badgers are attacking the net now, with a lot of shots from in front of the net

8:49
[Comment From dp]
During the second half of the season, Duggan and Deluce are money.

8:49
Jacqueline Boscacci:  I would agree with that so far, both had a five-point weekend against North Dakota last weekend

8:50
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Windmeier for hooking

8:50
Jacqueline Boscacci:  SCSU's only goal came off the PP

8:51
Jacqueline Boscacci:  It will be 4-on-4 with a penalty on Moen for int.

8:52
[Comment From MaggieG]
Anything new on UM-UMD score?

8:52
Jacqueline Boscacci:  4-2 still about 11 min. left in the 3rd

8:53
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Badgers within the last 8 min. Uw is at full strength with :30 left on the PP

8:53
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Ammerman went 2-on-1 with a shot and a second effort

8:53
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Both teams at full strength

8:54
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Deluce with a turnover and takes it the length of the ice

8:54
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Keseley with some good puck handling evades defenders to get a scoring opp

8:55
Jacqueline Boscacci:  A give and go, and Knight gets a shot off, but its saved

8:55
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Knight deflects the puck to avoid the breakaway

8:56
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Badgers are playing the boardsand clear it to the SCSU zone

8:57
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Four min. left in the 3rd UW leads 3-1

8:58
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW leads 4-1 with a goal at 3:23

8:59
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Prevost with her second of the day on a put back from a shot off of Keseley

8:59
[Comment From Pat]
That's more like it!  We want ice cream!

9:00
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Lawler and Keseley were credited with the assists

9:01
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Hirsch for slashing

9:02
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW PP, Giles with good D stopped a breakaway opportunity

9:03
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Duggan takes a hit, Hogan goes to the box

9:03
Jacqueline Boscacci:  1:29 left in the game

9:04
Jacqueline Boscacci:  5-on-3 UW

9:05
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Ammerman scores


9:05
Jacqueline Boscacci:  UW leads, 5-1 with 1:12 left, Badger fans are loud

9:05
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Assists from Deluce and Windmeier, the goal was from in front of the net

9:06
[Comment From WI IM]
Badger fans are cheering in GB!

9:06
[Comment From erin]
UMD holding to 4-2 lead... back to first place?

9:06
Jacqueline Boscacci:  We will be tied for first in league

9:07
Jacqueline Boscacci:  That is game, WISCONSIN WINS 5-1

9:07
Jacqueline Boscacci:  Thank you for following along, and we will be back tomorrow with a 2:07 p.m. faceoff, I will go live around 1:30

9:14






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