Nine Goals by Nine Gophers Not Quite a Record

Nine different Gophers scored goals in Minnesota's 9-1 win over Princeton last Sunday: Sarah Davis, Meghan Lorence, Hannah Brandt, Milica McMillen, Baylee Gillanders, Bethany Brausen, Maryanne Menefee, Kelsey Cline and Kelly Terry. Nine different players!

As it turns out, Sunday's win marked the third time in program history that at least nine different Gophers have scored in a single game. It was the first time since the 1997-98 season that the feat has happened.

In just the fifth Minnesota women's hockey game in program history, nine different Gophers scored goals en route to a 10-0 win over St. Cloud State (Nov. 15, 1997). Marisa Pettiford (2), Julie Otto, Paula Vogt, Brittny Ralph, Megan Milbert, Betsey Kukowski, Lacey Franzmeier, Laura Tryba and Heather Alm each found the back of the net against the Huskies.

Later during the 1997-98 season, 10 Gophers scored goal in a 10-0 win over Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena (Feb. 7, 1998): Betsey Kukowski, Tracy Donaghue, Matty Brekken, Laura Tryba, Sarma Pone, Tai Thorsheim, Julie Otto, Dacia Lyons, Kelly Olson and Hattie Hoff.

Even though it's happened before, the widespread scoring in Sunday's 9-1 win was remarkable. In addition to nine different players scoring goals, 15 of 18 Minnesota skaters had at least one point, including all six defensemen and each member of the Gophers' top three lines. The Gophers combined for 26 points, but no individual had more than three points, led by Sarah Davis (1g-2a), Kelly Terry (1g-2a) and Hannah Brandt (1g-2a).

The scoring summary attracted the attention of Roman Augustoviz from the Star Tribune. He wrote a series of tweets breaking down the box score.

Take a look at the final box score from the 9-1 win.

Gophers in the News: Princeton Series Preview

Catch up on this week's media coverage, including recaps of the Yale series, previews of the Princeton series and a few other items.

Post Bulletin: Former Wingers are D-I standouts
Nov. 19, 2013 

Star Tribune: U women win 36th game in row on road
Nov. 23, 2013 

Pioneer Press: Brad Frost gets 200th win
Nov. 23, 2013 

Pioneer Press: Minnesota completes sweep of Yale
Nov. 24, 2013 

Post Bulletin: Gophers women's hockey team bounces back
Nov. 24, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Gophers bounce back with sweep
Nov. 25, 2013 

USCHO: Minnesota gains all 15 first-place votes, stays No. 1 in D-I women's rankings
Nov. 25, 2013 

Minnesota Daily: Minnesota focuses on better starts
Nov. 27, 2013

Gold and Gopher: Gophers women's hockey look to close out banner year at Ridder Arena against Princeton
Nov. 30, 2013

Fan Reaction: Winning Streak Ends at 62

Check out the fan reaction to the end of the historic winning streak by Gopher women's hockey. It's proof that Gopher fans are the greatest!

Gophers in the News: Winning Streak Ends at 62

Catch up on media coverage the Gophers received following last weekend's series split with North Dakota. Minnesota skated to its 62nd-consecutive win with a 6-1 victory over UND on Saturday before the historic winning streak came to an end with a 3-2 loss to North Dakota on Sunday.

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey win streak reaches 62
Nov. 16, 2013 

Star Tribune: Gophers hockey Saturday success, men's and women's, shows what it takes to be No. 1 + VIDEO
Nov. 16, 2013 

Pioneer Press: Big second period helps U run win streak to 62
Nov. 16, 2013 

USCHO: Wolfe nets two in Minnesota's big win over North Dakota
Nov. 16, 2013 

Star Tribune: North Dakota snaps U women's 62-game winning streak 3-2
Nov. 17, 2013 

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey digesting end to 62-game win streak with positive attitudes + VIDEO
Nov. 17, 2013 

Pioneer Press: Streak ends at 62 with 3-2 loss to North Dakota
Nov. 17, 2013 

USCHO: Three-goal first period helps North Dakota end Minnesota's record winning streak at 62
Nov. 17, 2013 

Minnesota Daily: After 62 wins, Gophers fall to North Dakota
Nov. 17, 2013 

Post Bulletin: UND snaps Gophers women's historic streak
Nov. 18, 2013 

Gold & Gopher: Historic winning streak snapped at 62 against North Dakota
Nov. 18, 2013 

The Forum of Fargo/Moorhead: UND snaps Gophers' 62-game winning streak
Nov. 17, 2013 

Star Tribune: Gophers' record run is history
Nov. 18, 2013 

KSTP: 62 Game Winning Streak Comes to an End for Gopher Women's Hockey
Nov. 17, 2013 

WCCO: Gopher Women's Hockey Team Win Streak Ends On The Morning News With Dave Lee
Nov. 18, 2013 

KMSP: Minnesota women's hockey streak ends at 62
Nov. 18, 2013

KARE11: Gophers women's hockey streak stops at 62
Nov. 17, 2013

1500ESPN: College hockey's longest-ever win streak is finished, as Gophers lose
Nov. 17, 2013

USA Today: Minnesota's women's hockey streak ends at 62 wins
Nov. 18, 2013 

Pioneer Press: Sansevere's Huddle: Gopher women still incredible
Nov. 18, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Column: Women's hockey streak ended at a good time, ya feel me?
Nov. 19, 2013 

Minnesota Hockey Magazine: All Good Things Must End
Nov. 20, 2013

Post Bulletin: Gophers women's hockey win string was amazing
Nov. 20, 2013

Star Tribune: Lucia commends Gophers women's hockey for streak
Nov. 20, 2013

Fox Sports North: Minnesota faces some instate, former WCHA rivals: Men's team in awe of women's hockey team's streak
Nov. 20, 2013

Gold and Gopher: A new identity formed at the end of a winning streak
Nov. 22, 2013

The Gophers are still riding a 35-game road winning streak, which began Jan. 14, 2012. Minnesota will put that streak on the line in New Haven, Conn., for a non-conference series at Yale this weekend. The teams face off at 3 p.m. CT Saturday and 11 a.m. CT Sunday. Yale is providing live video, and live audio, blog and stats will be available at

Gophers in the News: UND Series Preview

Catch up on some of the media coverage of Gopher women's hockey this week. The media recapped Minnesota's series sweep over St. Cloud State last weekend, previewed this weekend's series with North Dakota and took a deeper look at the team's 61-game winning streak.

Pioneer Press: Gophers women run streak to 60 with 4-1 win over St. Cloud State
Nov. 9, 2013

Star Tribune: Gophers' win streak at 60 in women's hockey
Nov. 9, 2013

USCHO: Minnesota beats St. Cloud State for 60th straight victory
Nov. 8, 2013

Pioneer Press: Late rally extends winning streak to 61
Nov. 9, 2013

Star Tribune: Late goals spark Gophers women to 61st win in a row
Nov. 10, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Gophers escape St. Cloud with series sweep
Nov. 11, 2013

ESPN SportsCenter: Gopher Women's Hockey 61-Straight Wins
Nov. 9, 2013

USCHO: Minnesota reigns atop D-I women's poll - again
Nov. 11, 2013

The Minnesota Daily, Star Tribune and Pioneer Press all dug a little deeper into Gopher women's hockey this week:

Minnesota Daily: Leveille steps up for Gophers
Nov. 12, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Gophers players display versatility
Nov. 14, 2013

Star Tribune: At 61 and counting, Gophers women's hockey winning streak evokes wonder and worry
Nov. 15, 2013

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey steak faces tough test against North Dakota
Nov. 15, 2013

Pioneer Press: The streak that made Gophers women's hockey famous
Nov. 15, 2013

Gopher Women's Hockey Featured on SportsCenter

Check out the recap and fan reaction to SportsCenter airing a clip of Gopher women's hockey over the weekend.

Four Nations Cup Rewind

Seven Gophers represented their respective countries as USA Hockey hosted the annual Four Nations Cup between the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden in Lake Placid, N.Y., this week.

The U.S. Women's National Team roster included Megan Bozek, Amanda Kessel, Gigi Marvin, Anne Schleper and Lee Stecklein. Meanwhile, Noora Räty and Mira Jalosuo were members of Finland's team.

Canada topped Finland, 6-3, in the championship game, while the U.S. took third place with an 8-1 win over Sweden. Bozek (1g-5a) was the second-leading scorer in the tournament, while Marvin (2g-2a) and Schleper (1g-1a) each appeared in all four games as well. Räty played in three games and posted a .937 save percentage for the tournament; she also recorded an assist. Jalosuo was in Finland's line up for two games, and Stecklein appeared in one game. Kessel did not play.

Here's a quick game-by-game recap of the tournament:

Nov. 5:

Canada 3, Finland 1: Noora Räty made 36 saves in goal for Finland and picked up an assist.

U.S. 10, Sweden 0: Gigi Marvin (2g) Anne Schleper (1g) and Megan Bozek (1a) combined for 4 points. Amanda Kessel and Lee Stecklein did not dress.

USA Hockey recap: U.S. Women's National Team opens Four Nations Cup with 10-0 win over Sweden
USA Hockey recap: USA Finds Fast Start in Win Over Sweden

Nov. 6:

Finland 2, Sweden 0: Räty had the day off.

Canada 4, U.S. 2: Schleper had one shot on goal.

USA Hockey recap: U.S. Women's National Team Falls to Canada, 4-2

Nov. 8:

Canada 4, Sweden 3

Finland 3, U.S. 1: Räty made 58 saves to lead Finland past the U.S. Bozek scored the lone goal for the Red, White and Blue. Bozek finished with a game-high 11 shots as well.

USA Hockey recap: U.S. Women's National Team Loses to Finland, 3-1, at Four Nations Cup

Nov. 9:

Championship - Canada 6, Finland 3: Räty made 39 saves on 44 shots in the loss for Finland.

Third Place - U.S. 8, Sweden 1: Bozek (4a), Marvin (2a) and Schleper (1a) recorded seven assists total.

USA Hockey recap: Team USA Tops Sweden, 8-1, to Clinch Third Place at Four Nations

The U.S. Women's National Team's Bring on the World Tour continues with two games against Canada in December. The teams meet at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., on Dec. 20 before facing off at the Xcel Energy Center on Dec. 28.

The final 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, which will include 18 forwards/defensemen and three goaltenders, will be announced during the second intermission of the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich., live on NBC.

Gophers in the News: SCSU Series Preview

Catch up on this week's media coverage of Gopher women's hockey, including recaps from last weekend's series with Minnesota State and a look ahead at this weekend's games at St. Cloud State.

Pioneer Press: Gophers women run streak to 58 with 4-1 win over MSU-Mankato
Nov. 1, 2013

USCHO: Balanced offensive attack guides Minnesota past Minnesota State
Nov. 1, 2013

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey wins 58th consecutive game
Nov. 2, 2013

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey routs MSU Mankato for 59th win in row
Nov. 2, 2013

Pioneer Press: Gophers rout MSU-Mankato 7-0, extend streak to 59
Nov. 2, 2013

USCHO: Terry nets hat trick in 7-0 Minnesota win at Minnesota State
Nov. 2, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Gophers dominate in sweep of Mavericks
Nov. 3, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Davis loosens up locker room with grit and goofiness
Nov. 7, 2013

The Hockey Writers: NCAA Women's Hockey Weekly Round-Up: November 6th, 2013

Ridder Named Finalist to Host NCAA Events

Ridder Arena was selected as one of four finalists to host the women's NCAA Frozen Four from 2015 to 2018, the NCAA announced last week. Ridder is among the three sites in contention to hold an upcoming NCAA Division III men's hockey championship as well.

The announcement came as the NCAA released a list of the host site finalists for the final round of 81 of its 89 championships for the 2014-18 championship seasons.

Along with Ridder Arena, the four finalists for the women's Frozen Four include Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., (hosted by Lindenwood/St. Louis Sports Commission); Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, N.H. (New Hampshire); and Ralph Englstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. (North Dakota).

The three venues in contention for the NCAA Division III men's hockey championship are Ridder (hosted by St. Scholastica); Herb Brooks Ice Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. (Plattsburgh State/Olympic Regional Development Authority); and Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, N.Y. (Utica).

The NCAA sport committees will select the winning sites, which must then be approved by the appropriate divisional championships cabinets/committees before being announced via webcast at on Dec. 11.

Read more:
NCAA: Host site finalists named for final round of 81 championships for 2014-18
Star Tribune: NCAA events could be coming to state soon

Gophers Tie NCAA Home Unbeaten Streak

Along with the Gophers' NCAA-record 59-game winning streak, the Minnesota women's hockey team also has now tied the NCAA women's hockey record for the longest home unbeaten streak.

Minnesota's 4-1 win over Minnesota State last Friday marked the team's 30th-straight victory at home in Ridder Arena. The Gophers are now tied with Harvard's unbeaten mark of 30 games set Feb. 2, 2002 to Jan. 11, 2004.

Here's a look at the previous NCAA-record streaks (from the 2012-13 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Record Book) and how the Gophers' current streaks measure up.

Old: 21--Harvard, Jan. 4 to March 15, 2008
New: 59--Minnesota, Feb. 18, 2012 to present

Old: 32--Wisconsin, Nov. 25, 2006 to Oct. 14, 2007; 32--Wisconsin, Dec. 4, 2010 to Oct. 14, 2011
New: 59--Minnesota, Feb. 18, 2012 to present

Old: 25--Harvard, March 1, 2002 to Jan. 11, 2004
New: 30--Minnesota, Feb. 18, 2012 to present

Old: 30--Harvard, Feb. 2, 2002-Jan. 11, 2004
New/Tied: 30--Minnesota, Feb. 18, 2012 to present

Old: 15--Mercyhurst, Nov. 2, 2002-Oct. 18, 2003
New: 33--Minnesota, Jan. 14, 2012 to present

Old: Unknown
Current Gopher Record: 33--Minnesota, Jan. 14, 2012 to present

Old: Unknown
Current Gopher Record: 36--Minnesota, Jan. 14, 2012 to present

Old: Unknown
Current Gopher Record: 36--Minnesota, Jan. 14, 2012 to present

Minnesota will try to extend its streak this weekend at St. Cloud State in a Friday/Saturday series. Puck drop is set for 3:07 p.m. CT both days at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.