With the WCHA Final Faceoff championship trophy back in Madison after the second-ranked Badgers’ 3-1 victory against top-ranked Minnesota at Ridder Arena, the focus now shifts to winning the fifth NCAA title in program history.
UW earned the No. 1 seed in the eight-team NCAA tournament and will host No. 8-seed Syracuse in a quarterfinal game on Saturday at 2 p.m. at LaBahn Arena. The Orange (13-21-3) upset top-seeded Robert Morris to win the College Hockey America tournament title and clinch their first trip to the NCAA tournament.