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Jake Gardiner (1st round draft pick of Anaheim, 2008) playing for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team in a game against Holy Cross on October 10, 2010 at the 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament. By Bhockey10 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jake Gardiner (1st round draft pick of Anaheim, 2008) playing for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team in a game against Holy Cross on October 10, 2010 at the 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament. By Bhockey10 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

OTTOWA, ONT (WSAU) Five present and former Wisconsin women’s hockey players will help represent the U-S at the World Championships which begin tonight in Ottawa.

Current Badgers Brianna Decker and Alex Rigsby are part of the American squad along with ex-Badgers Jessie Vetter, Hillary Knight, and Meghan Duggan.

Former Wisconsin player Meaghan Mikkelson will play for her native Canada. Team U-S-A squares off against Canada tonight in the first preliminary round contest.

The tournament runs through next Tuesday. Vetter and Knight are both in their sixth world tourneys.

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