St. Paul (WQOW) -- It's official. The Wisconsin hockey team is guaranteed at least one more game this season. The Badgers will face UMass-Lowell in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
The Badgers earned the WCHA's automatic bid after winning the Broadmoor Cup on Saturday, beating Colorado College 3-2.
Wisconsin's trip to the tournament is even more impressive when you consider where the team started. The Badgers did not pick up a single win in November, beginning the season just 1-7-2. But Wisconsin took care of its business from there and is now one of just 16 teams alive for the national title.
"It's been a wacky ride from the beginning of the season. The way we started out, 1-7-2, to be in this position -- we knew we had it in us. We grinded our way through the season and everyone stuck together and to come out as WCHA champions, it's a great ride so far," says junior forward, and Eau Claire native, Jefferson Dahl.
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