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Badger Women Sweep North Dakota

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Jake Gardiner (1st round draft pick of Anaheim, 2008) playing for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team in a game against Holy Cross on October 10, 2010 at the 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament. By Bhockey10 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jake Gardiner (1st round draft pick of Anaheim, 2008) playing for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team in a game against Holy Cross on October 10, 2010 at the 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament. By Bhockey10 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WSAU) A three-goal explosion in the second quarter powered the Wisconsin women’s hockey team to a 3-1 win over North Dakota and a sweep of the weekend series.

The Badgers trail Ohio State by one point for second place in the WCHA. Wisconsin’s record stands at 12-6-2 overall.

Courtney Burke broke a scoreless tie with a power-play goal at 5:21 of the second period. Two minutes later, Madison Packer doubled the lead, then Brianna Decker scored her second short-handed goal of the season to make it 3-0.

Alex Rigsby stopped 26 shots in goal, allowing only a power-play score. Wisconsin killed six of seven power-play chances.

The Badgers are off until January 4th when they host the Minnesota Whitecaps in an exhibition game. Ohio State comes visiting the next weekend.

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