Eight Gophers represented their countries as the U.S. and Canada faced off in a three-game series
The U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team recorded a 3-2 win over Canada's National Women's Development Team Saturday
Eight Gophers and two Minnesota coaches are representing their countries this week
Nadine Muzerall has been named an assistant coach for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for the 2016-17 season
Look back at the Gophers' national championship season in 2015-16
Minnesota capped a perfect season with its second-straight NCAA title.
The 2015-16 season marked Nadine Muzerall's fifth season as an assistant coach with the Minnesota coaching staff after she joined the staff in October 2011. Muzerall has helped coach the Gophers to four national titles and five-straight NCAA national championship game appearances.
Muzerall, who played for Minnesota from 1997-2001, has been involved in hockey since graduating from the University of Minnesota. She took on her first coaching job in the college ranks when she joined Minnesota for the 2011-12 season. Muzerall works with the Minnesota forwards and is heavily involved in recruiting.
Before returning to Minnesota, Muzerall played for Hockey Club Lugano in Switzerland. She spent two years playing for the professional team, where she was a first-line forward and the team leader in points and goals. Her team won the Swiss National Championship and advanced to the European Cup, where they won a bronze medal.
Prior to her professional playing experience, Muzerall was a teacher and hockey coach at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mt. Hermon, Mass., from 2002 to 2009. She served as the head coach of the girls' varsity hockey program, where her duties included team practice, game preparation, national and international recruiting, tournament management, and college placement. In 2009, she was named the Northfield Mount Hermon Coach of the Year. Muzerall was also a physical education teacher where she designed and taught classes such as personal fitness, strength training and yoga.
Muzerall also coached at the Hill Hockey Clinic in Newburyport, Mass., where she instructed players on skating fundamentals and Russian style to increase power. She led off-ice training, including strength, power and speed drills. Muzerall has a wealth of experience coaching at hockey camps and clinics. In 2007, she coached at the Digit Murphy Hockey Camp at Brown University in Providence, R.I. In 2005 and 2007, she was a camp director at the Florida Hockey Camp in Orlando, Fla., where she was responsible for on-ice and dry land training for 40 players.
After finishing her eligibility at the University of Minnesota in 2001, she taught an Introduction to Ice Hockey class in the kinesiology department at the university during the 2001-02 academic year. Muzerall also coached at several camps and clinics during her collegiate career.
As a Gopher hockey player, Muzerall collected many awards and honors. She was a two-time All-American, earning the honor in 1998 and 2000. She was also named the Team MVP in those seasons. Muzerall was a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as a freshman in 1998 and again in her senior year, 2001. She was the recipient of the Ridder Endowed Scholarship in 1998. During Muzerall's tenure, the Gophers won the AWCHA National Championship in 2000 and the WCHA Championship in 2001. She was named to the all-tournament team at the 2000 NCAA National Championship. She is still Minnesota's all-time career goals leader with 139 and the career leader in goals per game with 1.08. As a junior in 2000, she led the nation in goals, power-play goals, power-play points and game-winning goals. She graduated as the Minnesota career points leader, and is currently third on the all-time list with 235 career points. In 2007, Muzerall was inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame at the University of Minnesota. She was the first female hockey player and youngest athlete to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. Her hockey gloves are currently on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.
Banner-Raising Set for Friday
Join the Gophers to celebrate the program's 2016 national championship prior to Friday's season-opener.
Spotlight on Kelsey Cline
Kelsey Cline begins the season with high expectations for her senior year in Maroon & Gold.
Frost Meets with Media
Head coach Brad Frost meets with the media to discuss the start of the season, the team's freshmen, and senior leadership.