Badger Sports Roundup

Men's hockey title game will be rebroadcast; women's soccer, football and softball briefs

Men's hockey: ESPNU to rebroadcast UW-BC game

Fans wanting to relive the men's hockey team's national championship can do so… over and over and over and over again.

ESPNU is replaying the Badgers' 2-1 win over Boston College four times, starting April 10 from 10 p.m.-midnight central. The game will also be shown May 10 at 8 p.m., May 24 at 10 p.m. and June 12 at 5:30 a.m.

ESPNU is also airing a Wisconsin hockey "Cram Session" showing all four of Wisconsin's NCAA Tournament wins this summer.

ESPNU is channel 609 on DirecTV or 148 on Dish Network.

Women's soccer: Badgers add goalie

Dani Griffin, a goaltender from Salt Lake City, Utah, has signed a letter of acceptance to play soccer at UW in the fall, women's soccer coach Dean Duerst announced.

Griffin has led Judge Memorial High School to three appearances in the state finals and is a three-year first-team all-state pick. She was the team captain as a senior and was named the team's most valuable player. She also competed with the Utah Avalanche Premier 88, leading her team to the State Cup the last three years.

Football season tickets sold out for returning students

For the first time, football season tickets have been sold out to returning students in April. The university announced that as of April 10, 11,000 tickets have been sold to returning students. An additional 2,600 tickets will be distributed to incoming freshmen through a class lottery at the end of June and 400 seats are reserved for the UW band. This is the seventh straight year UW student tickets have been sold out.

Softball: Hnatyk makes Canadian Senior National Team

Katie Hnatyk, a sophomore outfielder on the UW softball team, has been named to the Canadian Senior Women's National Team, Softball Canada announced. Hnatyk is the first UW player to make a national team. She and her 16 teammates will compete in the Ontario Pro Tour, the Canada Cup, the U.S. Cup and the 2006 International Softball Federation XI World Women's Championships, which serves as a qualifier for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Hnatyk has a team-best six home runs, 25 runs batted in and five doubles. Nebraska associate head coach Lori Sippel will coach the senior team. Competitive play begins with exhibition games June 17-25 in Ontario.


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