Seven current student-athletes and three alumni are among the 83 players invited to USA Hockey's Women’s National Festival
Minnesota enters the WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF as three-time defending champions
Minnesota hosts Minnesota State in the WCHA First Round this weekend
Minnesota's bye week falls in line with the 2014 Four Nations Cup
The Gophers host UND at 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at Ridder Arena
The national champion Gopher women's hockey team threw out the first pitch at the Twins game.
The Gopher women's hockey team was honored by Governor Mark Dayton and the State of Minnesota.
The Gophers defeated North Dakota in three overtimes to advance to the 2013 Frozen Four.
The Gopher women's hockey team won the 2013 WCHA Final Faceoff with a 2-0 win over North Dakota.
The Gopher women's hockey team posted back to back shutouts of Bemidji State.
2012-13 Senior Season: Appeared in all 41 games had a career-high and school defenseman record of 57 points (20g-37a) posted a plus/minus ratio of +61 team co-captain Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-3 Finalist First Team All-American listed First Team All-USCHO.com named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year listed as an All-WCHA First Team honoree named to All-WCHA Academic Team 2013 Hockey Humanitarian Award Nominee opened the 2012 season by tallying two assists against Colgate (9/28) notched three points (1g-2a) in the series finale versus Colgate (9/29) had three points (1g-2a) in 7-1 win over St. Cloud State (10/5) recorded a pair of assists in shutout of St. Lawrence (10/12) tallied two assists in WCHA opener win over Ohio State (10/19) to eclipse 100 career points netted a goal against North Dakota (10/27), which began an eight-game point streak received two assists in series finale with North Dakota (10/28) netted a goal in win against Minnesota Duluth (11/2) notched two goals in shutout of UMD (11/3) had two assists in 3-0 win over Minnesota State (11/16) recorded three points (2g-1a) in 9-1 rout of MSU (11/17) named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 20) for notching five points (2g-3a) during the Minnesota State weekend (11/16-17) tallied two assists in win over New Hampshire (11/24) assisted Lee Stecklein on game-winning goal versus UNH (11/25), which was the end of her point streak had three points (1g-2a) against Bemidji State (12/7) posted three points (1g-2a) in a series sweep of North Dakota (1/11-12) matched a career-high four points (2g-2a) in a shutout win over Minnesota State (1/19) posted one goal and an assist in the 5-1 victory over Wisconsin (1/27) had a pair of assists in the series sweep of Minnesota Duluth (2/1-2) netted two goals, including her first career short-handed goal, and an assist in the series sweep of Ohio State (2/8-9) named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (2/13) for the second time this year tallied two assists in the final home series of the regular season against Bemidji State (2/15-16) to become the school record holder for points by a defenseman recorded four points (3g-2a) in the series sweep of BSU in the WCHA First Round (3/1-2) and became Minnesota's single season record holder for points by a defenseman notched a goal in each game of the WCHA Final Face-Off (3/8-9) earned WCHA All-Tournament Team honors assisted Amanda Kessel on a goal in the triple-overtime victory against North Dakota (3/16) in the NCAA Quarterfinals assisted Hannah Brandt on a goal in the NCAA semifinal win over Boston College (3/22) assisted Milica McMillen on the game-winning goal over Boston University (3/24) in the National Championship named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.
2011-12 Junior Season: Ranked second the nation in points by a defenseman with 42 points (first among players to play at defenseman all season) ranked third nationally in points per game by defensemen (1.08 ppg) and was one of just three defensemen in the country to average more than one point per game played in 39 games, compiling 15 goals and 27 assists for 42 points scored the first goal of the game in a 3-2 victory at No. 1 Wisconsin (10/16) named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for her performance against North Dakota Dec. 2-3 where she had two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, and blocked two shots scored multiple points in 12 games during season tallied three or more points in four games this season a key member of Minnesota's defense that held No. 1 Wisconsin scoreless in a 1-0 shutout win (1/7) scored a goal in Minnesota's 3-3 tie against No. 1 Wisconsin (1/6) had a career-best four assists against St. Cloud State (2/3) matched her career-high with four points (1-3-4) against North Dakota in the regular season finale (2/18) led the Gopher defensemen in +/- rating with a +47 missed the WCHA First Round series against St. Cloud State with an injury scored an empty-net goal in the final seconds of the WCHA title game against UMD to secure a 2-0 victory (3/4) a Patty Kazmaier Award nominee an All-WCHA First Team honoree named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team a first-team All-American finished her junior campaign ranked fourth in the Minnesota record book for career points (89) and fourth in career goals (27).
2010-11 Sophomore Season: Played in 37 of 38 games Third-Team All-WCHA Named to the WCHA All-Tournament Team WCHA All-Academic Team honoree Letterwinner Scored six goals and 17 assists for 23 points Led the team with the best plus/minus rating of +33 Ranked second among defensemen in scoring and seventh overall Three multiple-point games Had a three-game scoring streak twice this year Finished the regular season with four points in three games played Of her six goals scored, three were on the power play Scored her first goal of the season against Clarkson (10/2), which was a power-play goal Netted the game-winning, power-play goal against St. Cloud State (10/23) Scored a goal and was a +3 in the 6-2 win over Bemidji State (12/4) Notched the overtime game-winning goal against Ohio State (12/12) Held the first assist in both of the Gophers' goals in the 2-2 tie against Minnesota Duluth (1/14) Scored her third game-winning goal of the season in the 4-2 win over OSU (1/21) and was a +4 in the series Tallied a goal and two assists in the North Dakota split (2/18-19) and was later named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week Was a +3 during the Ohio State first round games and tallied a power-play assist Had the first assist in two of Amanda Kessel's goal during the WCHA semifinal game against Minnesota Duluth (3/4) and held a +2 rating Held the single assist in Sarah Erickson's first goal against Wisconsin (3/5) and had three points during the WCHA Championships to earn all-tournament honors.
2009-10 Freshman Season: Second Team All-WCHA and WCHA All-Rookie Team Tied for fifth on the team in scoring and second among defensemen Member of the Gopher power play unit Led the team in power-play points with 20 of her 24 points All six of her goals came during the power play and has also been a gamewinner and a game-tying goal Held a plus/minus rating of +12 Tallied her first point as a Golden Gopher in her first collegiate game when she set up a game-winning, power-play goal against Syracuse (10/2) Held assists in two power-play goals against Ohio State (10/10) and Minnesota Duluth (10/16) Tallied two assists in the Wisconsin series (10/30-11/1) and one against Minnesota State (11/13) for a three-game scoring streak Scored her first career goal and held a career-high night in the 3-1 win over Bemidji State (11/21) Set up Brittany Francis' power-play goal in the 4-0 win over Clarkson (11/27) Had a four-point weekend against North Dakota and was named the WCHA Rookie of the Week for her performance Had a career-high two goals in the December 12 game and followed with setting up two power-play goals for the series sweep on December 13 Held a career-high +3 in the 6-0 win over Ohio State (1/9) Scored the Gophers' game-tying goal in the 1-1 tie against Bemidji State (1/16) Scored her sixth power-play goal of the season and assisted on Brittany Francis' power-play goal in the 4-3 triple overtime win over Minnesota State during the WCHA first round Set up both of Brittany Francis' power-play goals in the 5-4 double overtime win over Ohio State during the WCHA Final Faceoff Semifinal Game (3/6) Tallied a power-play assist in the NCAA Regional game against Clarkson (3/13).
The Bozek File:A member of the U.S. Under-18 Team that won the gold medal in 2009 Tied for third overall in scoring by a defenseman with six points and held a plus/minus rating of +10 Scored a goal and an assist in the three-game series against Canada in August 2008 Selected in her first of two USA Hockey Women's National Festivals in 2007 Competed at the USA Hockey Holiday Camp in December 2008 Participated in four USA Hockey Player Development Camps Played for the Chicago Mission U19 (MWEHL) team under head coach Greg Tam Played in six games during the Under-19 Championships, tallying six points Assistant captain of the Mission in 2008 and captain in 2009 As a junior, played in 66 games and scored 44 goals and 33 assists to help her team to an Under-19 National Championship Had 61 points and aided the Mission to the Under-19 quarterfinals in her sophomore season Played for Team Illinois girls from 2004-07 and went to the USA Hockey Girls' National Championships all three years Skated with the Team Illinois boys for three years prior to joining the girls.
Personal Personal: A 2009 graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School Born March 27, 1991 Daughter of Patti and Tom Has two older brothers, Danny and Stephen Majoring in sports management Shoots right.
World Championship to Begin Friday
Ten Gophers are set to represent their countries at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship starting this Friday.
Trio Earns All-USCHO Honors
Kelly Pannek, Lee Stecklein, and Sarah Potomak have been named All-USCHO honorees.
Gophers in the Pros: March 22
Catch up on the Golden Gopher women's hockey alumni playing in the NWHL and CWHL this season.