Badger Bits: Rigsby ties Vetter's school record for wins

Nicole Haase

Information on the newest signing class, a big weekend in Grand Forks, a Burish family legacy and some more Team USA links

When Wisconsin beat #4 North Dakota in Grand Forks on Saturday, the win not only ensured they took five of six points in a conference match up, but it also ensured senior goalkeeper and captain Alex Rigsby's spot in the record books and annals of Wisconsin women's hockey history.

The win tied Rigsby with Jessie Vetter for most career wins with 91.

Vetter, the current U.S. National Team goalie, is a Patty Kazmaier winner and Olympic silver medalist.

Edit: UW had incorrect information on minutes played, but now that we have the update we know that it turns out Sunday's game also put Rigsby ahead of Vetter on the all-time list of minutes played at Wisconsin. Vetter was number two on the list with. After Sunday's game, Rigbsy stands at 6949:40. If she plays a complete game on Friday, she will take over the top spot and become the career leader, passing Jackie MacMillan, who currently holds the title with 6999:29 minutes played.

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We wrote about the 2014 signing class last week, but the official release from the university came out today and has more in-depth info about each of their backgrounds and quotes from coach Mark Johnson.

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Adam and Nikki Burish were the captains of the men's and women's hockey teams that won the 2006 National Championship team. To honor their accomplishments, their parents have created a scholarship for UW student athletes. Madison Packer is this year's recipient.

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Madison Packer has another entry in her blog, this time recapping the team's weekend in North Dakota.

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Hilary Knight and Jessie Vetter make an appearance in this Team USA video for the Go USA mittens they're trying very hard to sell everyone

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The women's hockey team is camped outside of Boston and using a rink in a suburb called Bedford. This article from the Boston Globe talks about the team finding a home at that rink.

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This Globe piece highlights some of the players staying with billet families, including Jessie Vetter.

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Though not specific to any Badgers, per se, this New York Times piece on how some of the women juggle school and training for the Olympics is worth a read.

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And these two are slightly older, but I'm pretty sure we never shared them:

Spotlight on Hilary Knight, who in 2010 was the youngest player on the team but returns for 2014 as a 24-year-old veteran

Spotlight on Brianna Decker, who finds the fun in all the hard work of achieving her Olympic dream

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