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The UWRF Women's hockey team celebrates their 5-1 win over UW-Stevens Point Saturday March 8, at Hunt Arena. The Falcons won the O'Brien Cup and the WIAC Championship. (Kathy M Helgeson/UWRF Communications photo)

Falcon women win WIAC hockey title

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The UW-River Falls women’s hockey team claimed the inaugural WIAC championship by defeating UW-Stevens Point, 5-1, in the WIAC Tournament title game Saturday afternoon at Hunt Arena.

“We were the first team to win the NCHA Tournament championship and now we are the first team to win the WIAC Tournament title. It's fun to make history and bring the O'Brien Cup back to our trophy case," said Falcon coach Joe Cranston after the game.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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