Watch Minnesota's press conference prior to Thursday's practice at the NCAA Women's Frozen Four
Head coach Brad Frost and the Gophers met with the media as the team prepares to depart for the Frozen Four this week
Minnesota and Minnesota Duluth played the longest WCHA postseason game in league history in Saturday's semifinal round
Five Golden Gophers are among this year's WCHA individual postseason award recipients
Minnesota will celebrate its six seniors at a banquet Friday evening and in a pre-game ceremony on Sunday
Minnesota beat Ohio State, 6-0, on Friday night and tied 2-2 in the rematch on Saturday.
Minnesota swept Minnesota State in a home-and-home series.
Minnesota wrapped up exhibition play with a 7-0 win over British Columbia.
Minnesota opened exhibition play with a 6-0 win over Team Japan.
Women's Saturday Hockey
2016-17 • Senior Season: Named team assistant captain, All-WCHA Third Team, WCHA Scholar-Athlete and WCHA All-Academic honoree • tallied four points (2g-2a), including a game-winning assist, in series sweep against Lindenwood (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) • scored two goals, including a game-winning goal, in 3-1 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 7) • tallied two assists during the 3-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 21) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording six points (3g-3a) in series sweep against St. Cloud State (Oct. 27-28) • tallied seven points (5g-2a), including scoring a natural hat trick, in series sweep against Minnesota State (Nov. 4-6) • scored two goals in 2-2 overtime tie at North Dakota (Nov. 18) • had six points (4g-2a), including a game-winning, powerplay goal, in the WCHA series sweep over Bemidji State (Nov. 26-27) • recorded her 200th career point as a Gopher with an assist on Kate Schipper’s game-winning goal in the 2-0 win at Wisconsin (Dec. 3) • tied a Minnesota program record with 14 shots on goal in her return to the Gophers’ lineup for the WCHA Final Face-Off semifinal against Minnesota Duluth (March 4) after missing 17 of the team’s last 19 games.
2015-16 • Junior Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, Second Team All-American, All-WCHA First Team, All-USCHO Second Team, and WCHA Scoring Champion • named WCHA All-Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned three WCHA Player of the Month awards and two WCHA Player of the Week awards • led the Gophers with a career-best 68 points (33g-35a) • led the Gophers in goals and power play goals, scoring 33 and 13, respectively • scored two power-play goals in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 9) • combined for five points (2g-3a) in sweep over the Huskies (Oct. 9-10) • had career-high eight points (4g-4a) in sweep at Ohio State (Oct. 16-17) • recorded four points (3g-1a), including scoring both game-winning goals, in sweep over UMD (Oct. 23-24) • had two points (1g-1a) in 4-3 loss at UND (Oct. 30) • led the Gophers with seven points (2g-5a) in sweep over Bemidji State, including four assists in 8-3 win (Nov. 13-14) • scored a hat trick in 6-3 win over Yale (Nov. 20) • had five points (3g-2a) in sweep over Yale (Nov. 20-21) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording six points (3g-3a), including a game-winning goal, during series sweep at Minnesota State (Nov. 27-28) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Month for November after leading the NCAA with 18 points (8g-10a) and four power-play goals during the month • had two points (1g-1a) in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game (Dec. 11) • had three points (2g-1a), including a game-winning assist, in series sweep vs. Ohio State (Jan. 9-10) • had two points (1g-1a) in 3-2 win vs. Minnesota State (Jan. 17) • had five points (2g-3a), including an assist on a game-winning goal, in series sweep at St. Cloud State (Jan. 22-23) • had two points (1g-1a) in 2-1 win at Bemidji State (Jan. 30) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Month for January after tying for the WCHA lead with 12 points (6g-6a) and 1.50 points per game during the month • assisted on the game-winning goal in the 3-0 win vs. UND (Feb. 5) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording five points (3g-2a) in series sweep at UMD (Feb. 12-13) • had two assists in series sweep vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19-20) • scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal, in 5-0 WCHA First Round win vs. Ohio State (Feb. 27) • totaled six points (4g-2a) in WCHA First Round sweep vs. Ohio State (Feb. 26-27) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Month for February after leading the WCHA with 14 points, seven goals, and a .269 scoring percentage during the month • recorded an assist in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12).
2014-15 • Sophomore Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, AHCA/CCM Second Team All-American, All-USCHO Third Team, All-WCHA First Team, NCAA All-Tournament Team, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ranked fourth in the nation and second in the WCHA with 65 points (23g-42a) • ranked second in the nation and led the WCHA with 42 assists • ranked fourth in the nation and led the team with 1.05 assists per game while playing in 40 games • 42 assists and +63 plus/minus is tied for seventh in Gopher single-season records • 189 shots on goal is tied for 10th in Gopher single-season records • tied for seventh in the nation with seven power-play goals • tied for sixth in the nation with six game-winning goals • second on the team with 18 multi-point games, including 11 multi-assist games and five multi-goal games • recorded at least one point in eight of the first nine games of the season, including a seven-game point streak (Oct. 10-31) • had three-consecutive four-point series at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 10-11), at then-No. 1 Wisconsin (Oct. 17-18) and against then-No. 9 North Dakota (Oct. 24-25) • recorded four points (1g-3a) in sweep at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 10-11), including scoring the game-winning goal in the 3-0 win • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after having three goals and one assist at then-No. 1 Wisconsin (Oct. 17-18), including scoring a natural hat trick in 4-1 win (Oct. 17) and setting up the game-winning goal in 2-1 overtime win (Oct. 18) • had four points (2g-2a) in sweep over then-No. 9 North Dakota (Oct. 24-25) • scored game-tying goal with 1:28 remaining in 2-2 overtime tie with Bemidji State (Oct. 31) • missed 1-0 loss to Bemidji State (Nov. 1) while earning silver with the U.S. Women's National Team at the Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia (Nov. 4-8) • led all players with four points (2g-2a) in four games at the Four Nations Cup • scored second hat trick of the season in 5-1 win at Minnesota State (Nov. 21) and added one more goal in 4-0 win (Nov. 22) for a career-best four-goal series against the Mavericks (Nov. 21-22) • earned second WCHA Offensive Player of the Week award of the season after scoring five goals, including two game-winning goals, in three games against Minnesota State (Nov. 21-22) and St. Cloud State (Nov. 24) • set a new Gopher program record (tied with linemate Hannah Brandt) with a career-best six assists in 12-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5) • tied her career best with six assists in sweep over St. Lawrence (Jan. 4-6) • combined for 12 assists in four games (Dec. 5-Jan. 6) • had two points (1g-1a) in 4-1 win over then-No. 3 Wisconsin (Jan. 10) • recorded six points (1g-5a) in sweep over Minnesota State (Jan. 16-17) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording three points in sweep over then-No. 6 Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 13-14), including two assists in a 7-1 win before scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win to clinch the 2015 WCHA regular-season title • earned fourth WCHA Offensive Player of the Week award after leading the team with four goals (2g-2a) in sweep at Bemidji State (Feb. 20-21) • had a career-best seven points (2g-5a) in WCHA First Round sweep over Minnesota State (Feb. 27-28) • had three points in the NCAA postseason with one assist in each game • won gold with Team USA at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
2013-14 • Freshman Season: Named National Rookie of the Year, WCHA Rookie of the Year, All-WCHA Rookie Team honoree, USCHO All-Rookie Team honoree and WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year • played in all 41 games and ranked second in the nation in rookie scoring with 36 points (19g-17a) • registered 11 multi-point games, including five multi-goal games • led the team and ranked second in the nation with eight power-play goals • ranked second on the team with 161 shots on goal • picked up four WCHA Rookie of the Week awards • made collegiate debut in season-opening 3-1 win at Colgate (Oct. 4) • recorded first collegiate points with two assists in 2-0 win over Wisconsin (Oct. 12) • scored first collegiate goal in 4-0 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 18) • scored two power-play goals, including the game-winner, in 6-3 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 19) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after recording four points (3g-1a) at UMD (Oct. 18-19) • scored game-tying goal with 2:02 remaining in 4-3 win at St. Cloud State (Nov. 9) • recorded four points (2g-2a) in sweep at Princeton, including a game-winning goal and a power-play goal (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Dec. 11) after recording second-straight four-point (2g-2a) series in road sweep at Ohio State (Dec. 7-8) • scored first career shorthanded goal, added a power-play goal and had one assist in 9-2 win at OSU (Dec. 7) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after recording three points (2g-1a) in 6-0 win over Ohio State (Jan. 10) • had 11 points (6g-5a) during a five-game point streak (Nov. 30-Jan. 10) • had back-to-back three-point series in road sweep at No. 3/4 North Dakota (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) and against Bemidji State (Feb. 7-8) • named the WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring the game-winner in 3-2 win to clinch the WCHA regular-season title at Wisconsin (Feb. 14) • recorded seven points (4g-3a) during a five-game point streak (Jan. 31-Feb. 14) • named to the WCHA Final Face-off All-Tournament Team after leading the Gophers with four points (2g-2a) in the WCHA Final Face-off, including an empty-net goal in the 3-1 title game against North Dakota (March 8) • recorded three assists in the Frozen Four.
High School/Club: Played for the Blake School under coach Shawn Reid • named 2013 Minnesota Ms. Hockey • team was Minnesota Class A State champions in 2013 and 2009 • four-time all-state honoree • four-time all-conference honoree • five-year letterwinner in hockey • scored 57 goals and added 38 assists for 95 points as a senior • recorded 200 goals and 157 assists for 357 career points • member of U.S. Under-18 Team • earned silver medals with Team USA at the 2012 and 2013 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships • also lettered in lacrosse.
Personal: A 2013 graduate of the Blake School • born June 30, 1995 • daughter of Ken and Tess Cameranesi • has two older siblings, Tony and Samantha • sister Samantha competed on the Gophers' dance team from 2009-13 • brother Tony played hockey for Minnesota Duluth • majoring in Agricultural and Food Business Management • shoots left.
|Dani Cameranesi's Career Statistics (As of March 15, 2017)|
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