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.

Gophers Recognized at TCF Bank Stadium

The Gopher women's hockey team was recognized at the Gopher football game on Saturday, Sept. 14. The back-to-back national champions also received their 2013 championship rings.


2012-13 Gopher Women's Hockey Highlight Video

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Check out the 2012-13 Gopher women's hockey highlight video and relive the magic as Minnesota captured its second-straight national championship and posted a perfect 41-0 record! The Gophers also boast an active 49-game winning streak that stands as the longest winning streak in NCAA history. 


The first-ever Gopher Men's Golf and Gopher Women's Hockey Golf Open will be held Monday, Sept. 16 at Southview Country Club in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. 

Minnesota women's hockey head coach Brad Frost and men's golf head coach John Carlson welcome you to the event. Look for registration information next week on Gophersports.com. 

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Back-to-Back! 2012-13 Season Highlights

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"The Best Kept Secret"

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This feature on the Gopher women's hockey team exemplifies what this team and staff is all about. It gives an in depth insight on the team culture, the coaching staff and more.

Gophers in the News

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ESPN
Gophers get first perfect season
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/9094220/minnesota-golden-gophers-get-first-ever-perfect-season-ncaa-women-hockey-title


ESPNW
Minnesota's record season begs the question
http://espn.go.com/espnw/college-sports/9094190/women-frozen-four-record-season-minnesota-best-hockey-team-ever


USA TODAY
Minnesota women's hockey team finishes perfectly
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/hockey/2013/03/25/minnesota-golden-gophers-perfect-season-championship-amanda-kessel-brad-frost/2016365/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomCollegeSports-TopStories+(Sports+-+College+-+Top+Stories)


NEW YORK TIMES
Minnesota Women's Hockey Wins 49 in a Row to Win Title
http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/streaks-alive-minnesota-womens-hockey-win-49-in-a-row-to-win-title/


STAR TRIBUNE
Minnesota beats Boston University to repeat as NCAA women's hockey champ
http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/199777071.html

'Dynasty' talk for Gopher women? Save that chat for later
http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/199800981.html

At Ridder Arena, Gophers rose above the pressure
http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/199795251.html


PIONEER PRESS

Gophers women's hockey team is one for the history books
http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22862640/bob-sansevere-gophers-womens-hockey-team-is-one

U finishes perfect season with repeat NCAA title
http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22861964/gophers-womens-hockey-ncaa-champs-keep-record-intact

Noora Raty caps career in most outstanding style
http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22862703/gophers-womens-hockey-noora-raty-caps-career-most



ABC - KSTP5
Perfect Season and National Championship for Gophers Women's Hockey
http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2974715.shtml?cat=12531


CBS - WCCO
Gophers Get Perfect Season With NCAA Women's Title
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/03/24/gophers-get-perfect-season-with-ncaa-womens-title/


NBC - KARE11
Gophers get perfect season with NCAA women's title
http://www.kare11.com/sports/gophers/article/1018185/452/Gophers-get-perfect-season-with-NCAA-womens-title


FOX9 NEWS
Perfect season: Gopher women win 2nd consecutive national championship
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/21781344/perfect-season-gopher-women-win-2nd-consecutive-national-championship


FOX SPORTS NORTH
http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/collegehockey/minnesota-golden-gophers/story/Gophers-nab-womens-title-with-49th-strai?blockID=883773&feedID=3793


THE EXAMINER
http://www.examiner.com/article/2013-ncaa-frozen-four-minnesota-gophers-women-repeat-as-champions


MINNESOTA DAILY
http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-hockey/2013/03/24/gophers-complete-perfect-season-win-second-straight-ncaa-title


GOLD & GOPHER
2013 NCAA Champions: 'We Made The Impossible, Possible'
http://goldandgopher.com/2013/03/24/gopher-womens-hockey-2013-ncaa-champions-we-made-the-impossible-possible/

Blog: First Day of the Frozen Four

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Frozen Four Tournament Central | Thursday Press Conference Recap | Gophers Frozen Four Preview

The Frozen Four is finally here!

Since winning the national title last season, our sights have been set on returning to the Frozen Four, especially with it being hosted at Ridder Arena. And after a long, exciting and history 2012-13 season, we have finally achieved one of our goals.

With the rest of Minnesota on Spring Break, our schedule has been very flexible. We had a team breakfast this morning at Egg & I, and then we had our team practice around lunchtime.

The practice was business as usual, and we fine-tuned some things for tomorrow's game versus Boston College. At the end of practice, we did our ritual "Hair-Down Showdown", which is done the last practice before the weekend begins. Coach Frost was the surprise winner today as he somehow slipped the puck by Noora.

After practice, Noora, Amanda and Coach Frost addressed the media one last time before the weekend.

We are now getting ready to head to the NCAA Frozen Four Banquet, which will be held at TCF Bank Stadium. It will be a good chance for all the players, coaches and staff to mingle with one another and really take in the whole Frozen Four experience. I've heard the meal is the same as what we had at the Senior Banquet back in February, so we all are pretty excited about dinner tonight!

The banquet will wrap up our final prep day for the Frozen Four, and then it is business tomorrow morning! Everyone is pumped and excited to defend our national title this weekend!

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