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No. 1 Badgers Set for Season Opener on Friday

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MADISON (WKOW) -

 Let the championship quest begin. The top-ranked Badgers women's hockey team hit the ice at the Kohl Center on Tuesday. 

Wisconsin opens the season on Friday at St. Cloud State with a two game series.  

"Everyone wants to be ranked number one we are excited about that, but we still have a lot of work to do and it starts on Friday." Said senior Forward Sydney McKibbon.

"We definitely have a lot of good players so I'm definitely looking forward to starting the season and prove to everyone what we can do." Said senior goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens. Desbiens was named the WCHA preseason player of the year for this season.

The Badgers are coming off their ninth frozen four appearance in 11 years, and have earned the preseason number one ranking for the first time in five years.

Puck drop in St. Cloud for the two game series are set for 6pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday.

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