Kelter, Wisconsin stay No. 1 (Hockey)

March 6, 2011
Alev Kelter

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter helped make sure the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team remained No. 1.

Kelter assisted on the tying goal late in the third period to propel the Badgers into overtime, where they prevailed 5-4 over the University of Minnesota in the WCHA’s Final Faceoff Saturday night.

Wisconsin forced OT after Meghan Duggan deflected Kelter’s slap shot with less than five minutes to play.

The victory extended the team’s unbeaten streak to 24 games dating back to Thanksgiving.

Kelter, of Chugiak High fame, is a starting defenseman as a sophomore. It was her third assist in 20 games this season. She has blocked five shots and sports a +13 rating.

Her sister Derya Kelter has played in seven games.

Wisconsin (34-2-2) will host No. 6 Minnesota Duluth in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday on home ice.

The Badgers are making their sixth tournament appearance and begin the quest for their fourth national championship since 2006.