The Wisconsin women’s hockey team continues to reap the benefits of stomping No. 3 Mercyhurst for the national title on Sunday. It has been a whirlwind non-stop few days for the Badgers since they returned to Madison late Sunday night. It all started after the game with the ensuing celebration on the ice that led to the locker room and finally to a local Boston restaurant. More than100 fans gathered at Game On next to Fenway Park to welcome the 2009 national champions and celebrate for the next four hours while the team killed time before their scheduled flight back to Madison. When the team landed in Madison at approximately 11:20 p.m., they were greeted by TV cameras and about 25 fire trucks and police cars with their lights bright and the horns blaring. All of the firemen came out to applaud the ladies and then gathered on the ice at The Shell to take a picture (see below). Since the team got home so late, the marketing folks scheduled a homecoming celebration for the team on Monday. The crowd of over 600 cheered the team on as each player was announced and coach Johnson and three seniors talked. The Badgers hung around after the event to sign autographs and take pictures. It goes without saying that it was a bittersweet moment for the seniors. A class that recorded 135 wins, which is more than any other team during that time, and three national championships. The NCAA title game is the only way they knew how to end a season.
Lets hope the Badgers can keep this winning tradition and spread it to other sports at UW as well. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!