Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Gophers, Badgers Top Respective Division I Polls
Minnesota is the top-ranked men's team in NCAA Division I ice hockey, while Wisconsin is No. 1 in the women's Division I ranks, according to the most recent USCHO.com polls released on Oct. 13.
Minnesota began its 2014-15 campaign by winning the Icebreaker at Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind. over the weekend. The Golden Gophers edged former WCHA rival Minnesota-Duluth by a 4-3 count on Friday, before blanking ECAC opponent Rensselaer by a 3-0 score on Sunday. Kyle Rau led the Gophers with a goal and three assists over the two games, while Hudson Fasching and Seth Ambroz contributed game-winning goals, and Adam Wilcox stopped 46 of 49 opposing shots.
Wisconsin swept visiting Ohio State by 6-0 and 3-0 scores in a WCHA series last weekend in Madison, Wisc. Brittany Ammerman scored two goals in each game for the Badgers, while Ann-Renée Desbiens stopped all 46 shots that came her way at La Bahn Arena.