With its win tonight, Wisconsin becomes the first school in Division I history to win a title in both men’s and women’s hockey in the same season. Middlebury (VT) has done it three straight times in Division III, including this season.
Badger senior defenseman Tom Gilbert, who scored the game winning goal, said the pressure was on after the women won.
“The hardest part was watching the girls win a national championship and then waiting two more weeks for us to have a chance to do that,” he said. “It’s nice for our programs and in the state of Wisconsin to be back competing for a national championship. It is something we work for all year. It’s hard work and dedication that got us here.”