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Mark Johnson becomes winningest coach in NCAA women’s hockey history

The Badgers scored seven on gold-medal goalie Maddie Rooney.

The No. 2 Wisconsin women’s hockey team faced a huge task this weekend as it hosted No. 4 Duluth for a pair of games at LaBahn Arena. Additionally, head coach Mark Johnson entered the weekend with 463 career wins, one behind Mercyhurst head coach Michael Sisti and Harvard head coach Katey Stone.

The Badgers put Johnson over the top with 4–2 and 3–1 wins, lighting up Team USA’s star goalie, Maddie Rooney. Johnson now sits alone at the top of NCAA women’s hockey with 465 wins and counting.

Each of the Badgers’ seven goals were scored by different skaters, with Natalie Buchbinder, Abby Roque, and Annie Pankowski earning assists in addition to their goals.

In light of all the good news, Olympian Emily Clark is out indefinitely with a lower leg injury. The extent of the injury, as well as the timetable for a return, are uncertain.

Check out the highlights from the weekend sweep over Duluth.

Game 1:

Game 2: