Carlson named WCHA rookie of the week

Three-point weekend honored; UW men, women maintain top five rankings

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Wisconsin freshman forward Ross Carlson made his collegiate debut in style.


Carlson, a Duluth, Minn. native who joined the Badgers for the second semester, tallied one goal and two assists in Wisconsin's three-point effort at Minnesota State last weekend, earning Western Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Week acclaim.


Carlson notched an assist on Andy Wozniewski's game-opening goal Friday, when the Badgers tied the Mavericks 3-3.


In Wisconsin's 6-2 win Saturday night, Carlson tied the game at 1-1 with a first period goal and set up Tom Gilbert's second period mark that gave the Badgers a 4-1 edge.


Wisconsin remains No. 3


For the second consecutive week, the Badgers (13-4-5 overall, 7-2-5 WCHA) are ranked No. 3 in both the U.S. College Hockey Online and the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine polls. North Dakota (14-2-1, 8-1-1) and Boston College (13-3-3, 6-1-2 Hockey East) are first and second in each poll, respectively.


With 19 points, the Badgers are tied for the WCHA lead with St. Cloud State (12-7-3, 8-5-3). The Fighting Sioux are just two points behind the leaders, with six games in hand against the Huskies and four games in hand on Wisconsin.


Badger women to retake the ice


Wisconsin's women's hockey team renews play after a month without competition this weekend against Northeastern (7-5-4, 1-3-2 Hockey East) at Long Beach, Calif.


The Badgers (12-4-0, 8-4-0 WCHA) are ranked No. 4 in both the and USA Today/AHM polls, with Minnesota (13-0-1, 9-0-1 WCHA) owning each top spot.

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