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Varsity - February 14, 2013

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INSIDE WOMEN���S HOCKEY BY ROSS LA DUE @BadgerWHockey SCHEDULE (17-9-2, 13-9-2-2) Last Week Feb. 9 at St. Cloud State Feb. 9 at St. Cloud State W, 6-0 W, 5-1 This Week Saturday Minnesota Duluth 7 p.m. Sunday Minnesota Duluth 4 p.m. Next Five Feb. 22 Feb. 23 March 1 March 2 March 3 Chance to clinch home ice playoffs on the line Badgers host Bulldogs for pivotal weekend B adgers fans must have gotten word of how important this weekend���s series against Minnesota Duluth will be. Both Saturday and Sunday���s games are sold out, the first time an entire weekend series has sold out at LaBahn Arena. And having that crowd support will be a 54 �� VARSITY FEB R UA RY 14, 2013 huge boost for the team this weekend. Wisconsin has a chance to clinch home ice for the first round of WCHA playoffs. There are some situations in which the Badgers clinch home ice without playing well, but it���s always better to place your fate into your own hands. at Bemidji State at Bemidji State WCHA Playoffs WCHA Playoffs WCHA Playoffs 7 p.m. 4 p.m. TBA TBA TBA If the Badgers sweep, or get one win and a tie with a shootout win, against Minnesota Duluth, they will clinch home ice regardless of what else happens in the conference. However, with Wisconsin playing on Saturday and Sunday, and depending on how the North DakotaOhio State series goes, the Badgers could know following Saturday���s game whether or not they���ll be at home that first weekend of March. As Badgers fans pack into LaBahn Arena on Saturday and Sunday, they should be ready to cheer loudly for their team, because if things go right, they���ll get another chance March 1-3 to cheer on the Badgers again this season in LaBahn Arena. Sunday serves as Senior Day �� On Sunday, five Badgers will step onto the ice at LaBahn Arena for the last regular-season home game of their careers: Jordan Brickner, Brianna Decker, Alev Kelter, Saige Pacholok and Lauren Unser.

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