Wisconsin Wisconsin’s Kirsten Simms (27) and Chayla Edwards (25) celebrate after the Simms scored during the first period of the team’s national final with Ohio State on Sunday March 19, 2023 at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. Uwice Ohio State 1 March 19 2023

The Wisconsin Badgers just won the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.

The win was historic as Wisconsin won their record seventh NCAA championship in women’s ice hockey. Their last title came in 2021 when they broke a tie with Minnesota-Duluth for the most titles in NCAA history (5). So they added to the record after setting it two years ago with their sixth.

Sure enough, the Badgers won their record seventh title in Duluth, where the Frozen Four took place. Wisconsin edged Ohio State 1-0 to take home the trophy.

“WE ARE SEVEN TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS,” Wisconsin’s Women’s Ice Hockey Twitter account posted with joy.

Kirsten Simms, a 5-foot-6 freshman forward from Plymouth, Michigan, was credited with the title-winning goal. The goal came at the 6:32 mark of the first period. Freshman left-winger Clarie Enright of Minnesota was credited with the assist.

Wisconsin played electrically the rest of the way as goaltender Cami Kronish stood on her head and iced out the Buckeyes. She recorded 31 saves in all 60 minutes of the game.

Wisconsin finished the season with a 29-10-2 record.

The Badgers have traditionally dominated the circuit and have of late. This is their third championship in five years, having won in 2019 and 2021. They have been the runner-up three times (2008, 2012, 2017) and have made the Frozen Four 14 times.

The college sports world was quick to react to the women’s hockey championship-clinching victory for the Wisconsin Badgers.

[Wisconsin Hockey]

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