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Doing drills in the garage replaces time on the ice for Badgers Curl

This time a year ago the Wisconsin women's hockey team was fresh off their fifth national title in program history. This season COVID-19 wiped out the postseason. Sending the Wisconsin players home early.

"I think I would rather be in Madison doing some spring training and being with my teammates," said Wisconsin sophomore forward Britta Curl.

Curl is home, in Bismarck, ND doing drills in the garage with her sister. She would normally be on the ice with the U.S. national team at the Women's World Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia.

Despite not getting to play with Team USA, she's proud of even getting the invite.

"Getting invited to camps, once you make something like this, it's a really big relief and lets you know you're doing the right thing," said Curl.

Curl continues to be a game changer on the ice for the Badgers. Through two seasons she has tallied 58 points and 38 goals for Wisconsin.

Britta Curl on the ice during practice during the 2019-2020 season

"I'm playing with the best players in college hockey. It's really fun and I think I thrive in that environment," said Curl reflecting on her time playing for the Badgers said so far.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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