A top-four battle pits Minnesota against Minnesota Duluth at Ridder Arena this Friday and Saturday
Gophers defenseman Kelsey Cline looks forward to beginning her senior year
The back-to-back defending national champion Gophers host Lindenwood at Ridder Arena this weekend
The Gophers enter the 2016-17 season hungry for a historic third-straight national championship
Four Golden Gopher women's hockey players participated in study abroad trips over the summer.
2015-16 • Junior Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • posted a career-best 12 points (2g-10a) • recorded first point of the season with an assist in 11-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 17) • assisted the game-winning goal in 6-1 win vs. UMD (Oct. 24) • assisted the game-winning goal in 6-3 win vs. Yale (Nov. 20) • 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 two assists in 9-0 win vs. Ohio State (Jan. 10) • had three points (1g-2a) in 7-0 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 22) • recorded two assists in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12).
2014-15 • Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, WCHA Scholar Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • appeared in all 41 games and recorded eight points (1g-7a) • ranked fifth on the team with 33 blocked shots • scored lone goal of the season in season-opening 8-0 win over Penn State (Oct. 3) • assisted the second goal in 3-0 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 10) • recorded a career-high three assists while playing forward in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 6) • assisted a Kelly Pannek goal in 10-0 win over St. Lawrence (Jan. 4) • picked up an assist in 7-1 win over UMD (Feb. 13) • tallied an assist in 5-1 win over Minnesota State (Feb. 28) in the WCHA First Round.
2013-14 • Freshman Season: Recorded eight points (2g-6a) and played in all 41 games • blocked 25 shots • primarily played at the blue line but saw action at forward as well • made collegiate debut in season-opening 3-1 win at Colgate (Oct. 4) • tallied first collegiate points with two assists at Colgate (Oct. 5) • recorded two assists in 6-3 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 19) • had one assist in 4-0 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 25) • scored the game-winning goal at St. Cloud State (Nov. 8) for her first collegiate goal • saw action at center in two games, going 3-for-5 and 3-for-3 in face-offs (Nov. 23 and Nov. 30) • scored her second career goal in 9-1 win over Princeton (Dec. 1) • picked up an assist in 6-0 win over UMD (Feb. 21).
High School/Club: Played at Bloomington Jefferson High School for coach Mark Stephan • five-time All-South Suburban Conference honoree • all-state honoree named to the Star Tribune 2013 All-Metro second team after leading her team to a 15-9-1 overall record as a senior • recorded 43 points (22g-21a) as a senior • attended USA Hockey national development camps in 2011 and 2012 • played in USA Hockey national development camp all-star game in 2011 • played club hockey for the Minnesota Whitecaps • played in the Minnesota High School Fall Elite League • five-year hockey letterwinner • two-year academic letterwinner.
Personal: Born February 28, 1995 • daughter of Patrick and Lisa Cline • has two siblings, older brother, Connor, and older sister, Katie • a 2013 graduate of Bloomington Jefferson High School • studying marketing with a minor in human resources in the Carlson School of Management • shoots left • enjoys playing tennis, going on vacation and visiting her cabin.
|Kelsey Cline's Career Statistics (As of March 22, 2016)|
Gophers Win 2-1 Over Buckeyes
Minnesota earned the road sweep over Ohio State behind goals from Taylor Williamson and Sarah Potomak.
Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. Ohio State
Follow the action between the Gophers and Buckeyes at 2 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon.
Potomak's Hat Trick Fuels 3-2 Win
Sophomore Sarah Potomak scored all three goals to lead Minnesota to a win on the road at Ohio State.