No. 5 Bulldogs skating home for another top ranked foe in No. 3 Wisconsin

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The fifth ranked University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey may have fallen to number one Ohio State University on the road last weekend, but they held the Buckeyes to a pair of 3-2 games, taking the first into overtime.

Head coach Maura Crowell said the Bulldogs learned a lot of lessons from their first big test of the season, including the 3-on-3 OT marathon which lasted into the final minute. The team hopes to carry those lessons back to AMSOIL Arena this weekend when they host the No. 3 Wisconsin Badgers.

“I’m encouraged, I’m excited about the weekend,” Coach Crowell said. “They’re a little bit different than Ohio State, but once you start playing top five teams in the country every area of the game is going to be contested. There’s a lot of speed out there, there’s not a lot of space, your decision making time needs to be quick, but that’s what’s fun.”

Puck drop between the Bulldogs and Badgers is set for 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.