The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team is demanding to be noticed, and another chance to make their case comes this weekend with a road trip to No. 1 Wisconsin.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to continue to make noise and make people notice us," head coach Maura Crowell said. "We want to work our way back into that top 10 picture."
UMD has won six of its past seven games, including beating then-No. 2 Colgate 4-1 in last weekend's 2017 Windjammer Classic.
Crowell says that's the result of a young team putting the pieces together and, as she puts it, "figuring out the world of Division I college hockey." The players agree, and they're excited for this weekend's test against the Badgers.
"Having a young team is to our benefit because we're all just going to go in fearless," junior forward Emma Yanko said. "We're going to work really hard and hopefully come out on top."
Friday's opener this weekend will start at 5:07 p.m., and Saturday's finale will come at 12:07 p.m. in Madison, Wis.