Madison - Kristen Campbell admits she was as shocked as anyone when the University of North Dakota eliminated its women's hockey program because of budget cuts.
"We were actually on the ice, practicing for next season," Campbell recalls.
Suddenly, the goaltender from Brandon, Manitoba was searching for a new place to play hockey.
She decided that place was the University of Wisconsin.
Campbell started four games for North Dakota last season, including one against the Badgers at LaBahn Arena last January.
Campbell knows she's joining great situation at Wisconsin
"The program is the highest caliber I believe you can play at here in division one hockey," she said".
"The people that have come through this program and the types of players and people that they build are world class players and I think that's something really exciting being part of a program like this, you have the opportunity to get better every single day you come to the rink."
Campbell won both of her first two starts as a Badger goaltender as Wisconsin swept Lindenwood last weekend.