GWH Blog: National Champions Return to Ridder Arena

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The Gopher women's hockey team has returned home to Minneapolis, and was welcomed by fans and media today. The team bus arrived from Duluth shortly after 1:00. Senior captains Sarah Erickson and Jen Schoullis were the first off the bus, with the national championship trophy carried by Sarah Erickson.

Photo gallery from the welcome home celebration.
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Sarah Erickson hoists the national championship trophy Monday.
Go Gophers!

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared March 20, 2012 Gopher Women's Hockey National Champions Day.  See the proclamation here.

In case you missed any of the local news coverage of the NCAA title win, check out these links:

Gophers in NCAA title (MN Daily)

Gophers are champs again by combining toughness, skill (Star Tribune)

Gopher goalie saves her best for last (Star Tribune)

Golden girls: Noora R├Ąty lifts Gophers women to NCAA hockey title (Pioneer Press)

Gophers win NCAA hockey title (KARE 11)

Minnesota women's hockey wins national title (Fox 9)

Minnesota bests Wisconsin for women's DI championship (

Gophers top Badgers in Frozen Four championship (Duluth News Tribune)

These Gophers are Golden ( - full replay of the game in case you missed it!)

Play of a lifetime (

Quality helps build the game (

Badgers run into immovable force in NCAA title game (Wisconsin State Journal)

Badgers suffer hockey heartbreak (The Badger Herald)

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