GWH Blog: Busy weekend, lots of reminders for fans!

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The No. 2 Golden Gophers play host to the Ohio State Buckeyes this weekend, and with lots of promotions and extra events, we have a big list of reminders for fans this weekend.

First and foremost, we have a Saturday-Sunday series this weekend, rather than the normal Friday-Saturday competition days. Games are at 2:00 p.m. at Ridder Arena both days. A preview of the games can be found here.

Many of our Gopher teams are competing at home this weekend, so the athletics area of campus will be buzzing with activity. We encourage fans to allow plenty of time to get to campus and find parking. On both days, we recommend parking in the Fourth Street Ramp

The Gophers are hosting a Toy Drive this weekend, and any fan who brings a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots will get free admission to the game. On Sunday, there will be a Teddy Bear Toss, which should be fun for fans. If you haven't seen a Teddy Bear Toss before, check out this video from the Calgary Hitmen's Teddy Bear Toss earlier this year. Pretty impressive!

Saturday is also Student Day. U of M students get free admission at Gopher women's hockey at all games, but on Saturday, they also get free pizza during the first intermission. Students - be sure to bring your U Card for your free ticket and free pizza!

Saturday is North St. Paul Community Day, in honor of Stephanie Anderson and her hometown. Members of the North St. Paul community get discounted admission for $4 (regularly $8). Just mention the community day event at the ticket window for discounted admission.

Sunday is Coon Rapids Community Day, in honor of Rachael Bona and her hometown. Members of the Coon Rapids community get discounted admission for $4.

On Sunday, former Gopher players will play in the annual Alumni Game. The game will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Ridder Arena, and fans are welcome to come watch the game. They will play two 30-minute halves. In addition to the Alumni Game, during an intermission in the game between Minnesota & Ohio State, the 2002 WCHA Championship team will be honored. The teams for the alumni game are:

Gold Team:
Kelli Blankenship (2007-10)
Tracy Engstrom-Cassano (1999-2002)
Brittany Francis (2007-10)
Michelle Maunu (2007-10)
Becky Wacker (2004-07)
Gwen Anderson-Polaski (2000-03)
Julie Otto-Greely (1998)
Kate Swenson (2001-02)
Sarma Pone-Ozmen (1998-2002)
Natalie Lamme (2006)

Maroon Team:
Chelsey Brodt-Rossenthol (2003-06)
Jerilyn Glenn (2001-04)
Jamie Horton (2007-09)
Krista Johnson (2003-06)
Nadine Muzerall (1998-2001)
Allie Sanchez (2003-06)
Lacey Franzmeier (1998-2000)
Betsey Kukowski (1998-2001)
Megan Milbert-Tripicchio (1997-2000)
Jody Horak (2002-05)
Sarah Harms (1997)

And finally, the team is hosting the Gopher Give Back Holiday Event on Monday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at Ridder Arena. Space is still available. All the details about the event and how to register are included in this flyer.

We hope to see you at Ridder Arena this weekend!

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Hey Sara,

Noticed a typo in the above roster. Lacey was one of the original team memembers starting in 97. She played 1997-2000.

Regards,
Greg