Losing Josh Ess for an undetermined amount of time has broken up one longstanding Badgers defense pairing and possibly more.
Todd D. Milewski covers Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey and the UW Athletic Department for the Wisconsin State Journal.
John Shuster's last shot of the 11th end just eluded a center guard to knock out Canada's stone for a 9-7 victory on Monday.
The Badgers were first on all 15 ballots in the USCHO.com Division I women's poll Monday.
Norway took control with three points in the sixth end and defeated the Americans 8-5 in nine ends.
Her shot barely held on to the 4-foot line to score one for a 7-6 victory.
Between a Senior Day ceremony and receiving the hardware for winning the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season championship on Saturday, the University of Wisconsin women's hockey team wrapped up an unprecedented feat.
Canada earned its first victory in four Olympic games by scoring three or more in three ends of an 11-3 victory over the American team skipped by McFarland's Nina Roth.
Claudia Kepler scores two unanswered goals in the third period.
The McFarland native's final shot needed help to get in place for a 7-6 victory in 11 ends.