Gophers in the News: MSU Series Preview

Catch up on some of the Gophers' media coverage recapping last weekend's sweep at Bemidji State and previewing this weekend's home-and-home series with Minnesota State.

Gophers Sweep Beavers

Star Tribune: Gophers shut out Bemidji State in women's hockey; win streak at 56 games
Oct. 25, 2013

Pioneer Press: Gophers' streak hits 56 with 4-0 win over Bemidji State
Oct. 25, 2013

Bemidji Pioneer: Mowat makes 42 saves for Bemidji State but Minnesota shuts out Beavers 4-0
Oct. 25, 2013

USCHO: Lorence scores twice in Minnesota's 4-0 victory at Bemidji State
Oct. 25, 2013

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey survives Bemidji State; streak lives on
Oct. 27, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Brandt scores late, Gophers sweep Beavers
Oct. 28, 2013

Gophers to Face Minnesota State

Minnesota Daily: Gophers' first line still finding legs sans former leading scorer Kessel
Oct. 31, 2013

Gold And Gopher: Women to skate home-and-home with Minnesota State
Nov. 1, 2013

Star Tribune: U women put streak on line
Nov. 1, 2013

Gopher Bites

Here are a few more articles that are worth reading. The Minnesota Daily looked at the Mariucci Arena and Ridder Arena zamboni drivers and what goes into preparing the ice for Gopher hockey games. Last but not least, Dave Schwartz wrote about the Gophers' 57-game winning streak for his column in Minnesota Hockey Magazine.

Pioneer Press: Gophers hockey teams unanimous No. 1s in polls
Oct. 28, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Zamboni drivers pave the way for games
Oct. 30, 2013

Minnesota Hockey Magazine: Defying the Odds
Oct. 31, 2013

Gophers in the News: BSU Series Preview

Catch up on some of the media coverage of Gopher women's hockey this week. The media previewed this weekend's series at Bemidji State, recognized Dani Cameranesi's WCHA Rookie of the Week award and looked at both Gopher men's and women's hockey being No. 1 in the national polls.

Minnesota Daily: Speed line helps produce
Oct. 24, 2013

Bemidji Pioneer: Bemidji State ready for Golden Gopher challenges
Oct. 24, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Cameranesi honored as WCHA Rookie of the Week
Oct. 24, 2013

Pioneer Press: Gophers hockey team No. 1 in national poll
Oct. 21, 2013

In case you missed it, here's what the media had to say about the Gophers' sweep over Minnesota Duluth last weekend.

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota tops UMD, extends winning streak to 54
Oct. 18, 2013

Pioneer Press: Gophers extend winning streak to 54
Oct. 18, 2013

Pioneer Press: U sweeps, runs winning streak to 55
Oct. 19, 2013

Star Tribune: No. 1 Gophers women shut out Minnesota Duluth; streak at 54 games
Oct. 19, 2013

Post Bulletin: Gophers men, women hockey teams both win
Oct. 19, 2013

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey win streak grows to 55 with sweep in Duluth
Oct. 20, 2013

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota sweeps UMD to extend winning streak to 55
Oct. 20, 2013

Gold And Gopher: Freshman class filling in nicely for Gophers women's hockey
Oct. 21, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Minnesota travels up North, sweeps UMD
Oct. 21, 2013

Fan Reaction: Hockey City Classic Tickets

Gopher hockey fans are excited for the 2014 Hockey City Classic! Check out some of the reactions to day one of ticket sales.

USA Hockey Profiles Lee Stecklein

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USA Hockey profiled Lee Stecklein as she competes with the U.S. Women's National Team in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Stecklein explained how her freshman season with Gopher women's hockey helped prepare her for the competition she's facing at the international level.

During her freshman season with the Gophers in 2012-13, Stecklein played in all 41 games and recorded 12 points on three goals and nine assists. Her three goals included two power-play goals and two game-winning goals. The blue liner from Roseville, Minn., was +35 on the season as well.

Catch up with Stecklein and learn about her U.S. National Team experience in the article below.

USA Hockey: Golden Gophers help Stecklein inch closer to golden moment

Gophers Remain Unanimous No. 1

Minnesota remained the unanimous number one selection in both the USCHO.com national poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine national poll this week. This is the second-straight week the Gophers have collected all of the first place votes in both polls and the third-straight week Minnesota is USCHO's unanimous number one.

Gopher women's hockey has been the No. 1 team in both national polls since the final poll of the 2011-12 season (March 19-20, 2012). That's 28-straight USCHO polls and 31-straight USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.

2013-14 USCHO.com Poll: Minnesota's First-Place Votes
Preseason Poll: 14 of 15
(No Poll Sept. 30)
Oct. 7 Poll: 15 of 15
Oct. 14 Poll: 15 of 15
Oct. 21 Poll: 15 of 15

2013-14 USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll: Minnesota's First-Place Votes
Preseason Poll: 18 of 19
Oct. 1 Poll: 19 of 19
Oct. 8 Poll: 18 of 19
Oct. 15 Poll: 19 of 19
Oct. 22 Poll: 19 of 19

The No. 1 Gophers (6-0-0, 4-0-0 WCHA) travel north to face Bemidji State (3-2-1, 0-0-0 WCHA) this weekend. Puck drop is set for 7:07 p.m. Friday and 4:07 p.m. Saturday at BSU's Sanford Center.

Gophers in the News: UMD Series Preview

Catch up on some of the media coverage of Gopher women's hockey leading up to this weekend's series at Minnesota Duluth.

Star Tribune: Gophers women bring 53-game hockey winning streak to Duluth
Oct. 18, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Gillanders cousins relive childhood in college
Oct. 17, 2013

Duluth News Tribune: Cousins will clash when UMD and Minnesota square off in women's hockey
Oct. 17, 2013

Duluth Reader: Gopher Women Bring Record 53-Game Win Streak to AMSOIL
Oct. 17, 2013

In case you missed it, here's what the media had to say about Minnesota's sweep over Wisconsin last weekend.

Minnesota Daily: Women survive first test of season, sweep Wisconsin
Oct. 14, 2013

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey sweeps Wisconsin, runs streak to 53 games
Oct. 13, 2013

Star Tribune: Gophers women's hockey rallies for 2-1 win over Wisconsin to keep streak alive
Oct. 12, 2013

Pioneer Press: Gophers women's hockey: Minnesota runs winning streak to 52 games
Oct. 12, 2013

Minnesota Daily: Women set for border battle with Badgers
Oct. 10, 2013

Gophers Unanimous No. 1 in Both National Polls

The Golden Gopher women's hockey team is the unanimous number one selection in both the USCHO.com national poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine national poll this week.

The No. 1 selection in each poll so far this season, Minnesota has received almost all of the first place votes in the four weeks of rankings this year. However, this week marks the first time the Gophers have collected all of the first place votes in both polls in the same week this season.

USCHO.com Poll: Minnesota's First-Place Votes
Preseason Poll: 14 of 15
(No Poll Sept. 30)
Oct. 7 Poll: 15 of 15
Oct. 14 Poll: 15 of 15

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll: Minnesota's First-Place Votes
Preseason Poll: 18 of 19
Oct. 1 Poll: 19 of 19
Oct. 8 Poll: 18 of 19
Oct. 15 Poll: 19 of 19

The Gophers (4-0-0, 2-0-0-0 WCHA) take their 53-game winning streak on the road to No. 7 Minnesota Duluth (2-1-1, 0-1-1-0 WCHA) this weekend. Puck drop is set for 6:07 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights at AMSOIL Arena.

Streak Comparisons: How Do the Gophers Stack Up?

The Gophers enter this weekend's series against the Wisconsin Badgers riding an NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey record 51-game winning streak. The women's hockey winning streak trails a handful of unbelievable streaks but surpasses other NCAA Division I sports' marks for consecutive wins. Check out how some of the most impressive streaks in college athletics compare.

Note: Not all sports are included, and the records include winning streaks only (not unbeaten streaks).

NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball
109 matches: Penn State, Sept. 21, 2007 to Sept. 10, 2010

NCAA Division I Women's Soccer
92 games: North Carolina, Oct. 12, 1990 to Sept. 30, 1994

NCAA Division I Women's Basketball
90 games: Connecticut, 2008-10

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
88 games: UCLA, Jan. 30, 1971 to Jan. 17, 1974

NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey
51 games: Minnesota, Feb. 18, 2012 to present

NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse
50 games: Maryland, March 9, 1995, to April 20, 1997

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
47 games: Oklahoma, 1953 to 1957

NCAA Division I Softball
47 games: Arizona, April 5, 1996 to March 23, 1997

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse
42 games: Cornell, March 20, 1976 to May 20, 1978

NCAA Division I Baseball
34 games: Texas, 1977; Florida Atlantic 1999

NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey
30 games: Rensselaer, Nov. 24, 1984 to March 22, 1985; Cornell, Nov. 22, 1969 to Nov. 21, 1970

NCAA Division I Men's Soccer
25 games: Navy, 1964 to 1965

How does Minnesota's record match up among professional sports records? The Gophers crush them!

NHL
35 games (unbeaten streak): Philadelphia Flyers (25-0-10), Oct. 14, 1979 to Jan. 6, 1980
17 games (winning streak): Pittsburgh Penguins (17-0-0), March 9 to April 10, 1993

NBA
33 games: Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 5, 1971 to Jan. 7, 1972

MLB
26 games (unbeaten streak): New York Giants, Sept. 7 to Sept. 30, 1916 (includes one tie)
21 games (winning streak): Chicago Cubs, 1935

NFL
21 games: New England Patriots, Oct. 5, 2003 to Oct. 24, 2004

WNBA
18 games: Los Angeles Sparks, June 26 to Aug. 11, 2001

Check out ESPN's 33 Best Streaks in Sports History (dated March 28, 2013) and the Longest Winning Streaks of All Time (compiled by the Associated Press in March 2013). Unfortunately, neither list mentions Gopher women's hockey, but both lists include some impressive numbers!

Gophers Receive Preseason Media Coverage

Catch up on what the media is writing about the Gopher women's hockey team leading up to the start of the 2013-14 season.

Star Tribune: No. 1 Gophers women's hockey team talented with holes to fill
By Rachel Blount, Oct. 4, 2013

Pioneer Press: Gophers women's hockey: Amanda Leveille takes over spotlight in net
By Dane Mizutani, Oct. 3, 2013

MN Daily: Freshmen ready for year's first road trip
By Betsy Helfand, Oct. 3, 2013 

MN Daily: Women roll in exhibitions
By Betsy Helfand, Sept. 30, 2013 

MN Daily: Minnesota set for encore season
By Betsy Helfand, Sept. 26, 2013 

Star Tribune: Gophers rout Team Japan in women's hockey
Sept. 26, 2013 


Women's Hockey Holds First Practice

The Gophers held their first official practice of the 2013-14 season on Saturday, Sept. 21.