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Wisconsin’s Lacey Eden coming off USA’s silver at world championships

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Wisconsin’s Lacey Eden coming off USA’s silver at world championships

MADISON – Lacey Eden put in the work and it shows.

The sophomore right wing for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team took an Olympic redshirt last season to train with the national team. She didn’t make the Olympic squad but earned a spot on the team that won silver at the world championship Sept. 4.

A few weeks later she is setting a gold standard for the Badgers.

No player has been more productive offensively during the team’s three games. After posting a four-point series at Penn State last week, Eden recorded two goals and one assist Thursday night in UW’s 6-0 victory over Lindenwood in front of a crowd of 2,171 in the home opener at LaBahn Arena.

She helped set the tone for the night by finding the back of the net 3 minutes 32 seconds into the game.

It was her first home game in two years, and when she last played one crowds weren’t allowed inside the arena due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s such a fun atmosphere. The fans make such a difference,” she said. “It’s awesome to see so many people there cheering. Electric. It bring a whole new level of energy to the team.”

Wisconsin (2-1) is on the short list of teams expected to compete for a national championship in March. Thursday’s non-conference game offered the team some valuable ice time in advance of the WCHA opener next week against St. Thomas.

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