A native of Roseau, Minn., Erickson becomes the sixth head coach in the history of the Concordia women's hockey program and the youngest head coach in the history of the Cobbers athletic department.
Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Looking back at the 2011-12 season, the Gophers have much to be proud of
Gophers defeat Wisconsin 4-2 for their first NCAA title since 2005
Amanda Kessel notched three points while Megan Bozek scored the game-winning goal
Minnesota defeated North Dakota, 7-2, in the series opener in Grand Forks.
The Golden Gophers completed a sweep with a 7-0 win over Minnesota State.
Minnesota opened the 2011-12 season with a 6-1 win vs. Union.
2011-12 Senior Season: Co-captain played in all 41 games, collecting 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points for the most prolific scoring season of her Gopher career had a goal and three assists in the season opening win over Union (9/30) assisted on two of Amanda Kessel's goals vs. St. Cloud State (10/8) netted two goals in a victory over Minnesota State (10/21) tallied two assists against UNH (11/18) had a three point night in Grand Forks with two goals and an assist vs. North Dakota (12/2) scored a pair of goals vs Minnesota Duluth (1/14) had a four point night with one goal and three assists in a 7-4 victory at Ohio State (2/11) on her senior night, scored two goals and added an assist in the Gophers' 5-2 victory over North Dakota tallied three points on a goal and two assists in the 5-1 NCAA Quarterfinal win vs UND (3/10) scored two goals in the NCAA title game against Wisconsin (3/18) recorded points in 28 games during the season, with multiple points in 13 games all five of Minnesota's losses on the season came in games when Erickson did not score a goal scored a point in five of seven postseason games an Academic All-WCHA award winner named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament team finished her Gopher career ranked 10th in the Minnesota record book in career goals with 69.
2010-11 Junior Season: Assistant captain Letterwinner Played in 37 of 38 games Second on the team in scoring with 21 goals and 22 assists for 43 points Gophers' leading goal scorer Had 18 of her 21 goals scored against conference opponents WCHA All-Academic Team honoree Had 10 multiple-point games Led the team with six game-winning goals Tied for second on the team in power-play points (12) Held the Gophers' longest scoring streak of the season at nine and ended the regular season with a six-game scoring streak Started her junior campaign with a goal and two assists in the 5-0 win over Clarkson (10/1) Scored the game-winning and insurance goal against Wisconsin in the 7-5 win (11/5) Also competed at the Four Nations Cup with Team USA Returned from USA competition and scored three goals in the series sweep over Minnesota State (11/19-20) Netted the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win over the Mavericks (11/19) Scored a power-play goal against Harvard (11/28) Held a scoring streak from Dec. 4-Jan. 22 and produced 10 points To end the regular season, produced 12 points Tallied four points against St. Cloud State (2/4-5) and Bemidji State (2/11-12) Netted the Gophers' first goal in the 8-0 win over SCSU (2/4) Also notched the game-winner against the Beavers (2/12) Set up two power-play goals in the 5-3 win over North Dakota (2/18) Tallied two power-play assists in the 5-3 loss to North Dakota (2/19) Established her 100th career point in the 3-2 win over Ohio State during the first round of the WCHA Championships Had a five-point weekend during the WCHA Championships and earned WCHA All-Tournament honors Tallied two assists in the 4-2 win over Minnesota Duluth (3/4) and had two goals and two goals and an assist in the 5-4 overtime loss to Wisconsin (3/5) Scored a power-play goal in the NCAA Regional game against Boston College (3/12).
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Played in all 40 games and ranked second on the team in scoring with 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points Improved her point production by 17 points from her rookie campaign Had 10 multiple-point games Ranked second on the team in goals and assists Ranked fifth in the league in point scoring (33) Member of the Gopher power play unit Ranked third on the team in power-play points with 15 of her 40 points with the extra attacker Netted five power-play goals and two game-winning goals Held a .598 win percentage in the faceoff circle Two-time WCHA Offensive Player of the Week twice during the season Scored five goals in the series sweep against Ohio State (10/9-10), including a hat trick Notched an unassisted, game-winning goal against the Buckeyes (10/9) and her second goal of the game Completed a hat trick at 3:37 in the second period after scoring the game-winning and a power-play goal in the first period for her first career hat trick (10/10) Netted a power-play goal in the 3-1 win over Minnesota Duluth (10/16) Assisted on the gamewinner and scored two goals, in the 4-0 win over St. Cloud State (10/23) Scored two goals in the series against Wisconsin (10/30-11/1) Added another three-point game in the 4-1 win over Minnesota State (11/13) Tallied three assists in the North Dakota sweep (12/12-13) Member of the Gopher power play unit Leads the team in power-play points with 17 of her 21 points Tallied seven assists in the series sweep over Ohio State and was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week Netted a power-play goal in the 3-0 win over UND (1/22) Added two assists against Minnesota State (1/30) and St. Cloud State (2/13) Scored a goal against Wisconsin (2/19) and Minnesota State (2/26) Named to the WCHA All-Tournament Team Scored both of the Gophers' goals in the WCHA Championship game against Minnesota Duluth (3/7) Set up Emily West's first goal in the NCAA Regional game (3/13) Scored one of two Gopher goals during the NCAA Frozen Four (3/19).
2008-09 Freshman Season: Ranked ninth on the team in scoring with 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points Netted five power-play goals and one game-winner during her rookie campaign Tallied nine power-play points Had four multiple-point games In just her second game of her career, netted a career-high two goals in the 7-1 win over Robert Morris (10/4) Had an assist in both wins over Minnesota Duluth (10/10-11), including a power-play assist Had a career-high three points in a game three times during the season, starting with Ohio State (10/18) Helped Minnesota to its first-ever shootout win in Gopher history after a 1-0 shootout win and a tie against Wisconsin (10/24) Added another goal and two assists in the 6-2 win over St. Cloud State (11/1) Had the first assist in Kelli Blankenship's game-winning goal over Harvard (11/28) Scored goals against Niagara (1/3) and Ohio State (1/9) Had a four-game scoring streak twice this season Set a career-high three assists in the 12-1 win over the Buckeyes (1/10) Scored back-to-back goals in each of the Bemidji State series (1/16-17) Scored her second shootout goal in the game against Minnesota Duluth (1/24) Netted a goal and an assist in each of the series against North Dakota (2/13-14) and SCSU (2/20-21) Set up Terra Rasmussen's goal in the WCHA championship game against Wisconsin (3/8).
The Erickson File: Two-time captain of the United States Under-18 Team and led Team USA to a gold medal in 2008 First-ever captain of a USA Under-18 Team 2008 Ms Hockey recipient Led her team to a 22-7-1 record in 2006-07 to become the Greater Minnesota Conference Champions and the Section 8AA Champions under coaches Matt Menne and Keith Huerd While at BHS, Erickson had 69 points as a sophomore, 65 as a junior and 59 her senior year Competed with Roseau High School in her eighth and ninth-grade years before transferring to Bemidji High School for her sophomore, junior and senior seasons In her freshman campaign, Erickson was Roseau's team captain and most valuable player after producing 49 points As an eighth-grader, Erickson had 27 goals and 21 assists for 48 points Earned all-conference honors in five consecutive years, while earning all-state honorable mention as a sophomore and first-team all-state honors her junior and senior seasons
Personal: A 2008 graduate of Bemidji High School Communications major Daughter of Lyle and Renae Erickson Born March 28, 1990 Shoots right.
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