Minnesota returns to action with three games at Ridder Arena this week
Minnesota defeated St. Cloud State at the Roseville Skating Center Friday night
Seven Gophers scored goals as Minnesota earned an 11-1 win over Minnesota State
Hannah Brandt scored five goals to lead Minnesota to an 8-3 win over Bemidji State Saturday
Minnesota remains undefeated at 9-0-0
2015-16 • Sophomore Season: Scored first goal of the season in 7-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 16) • had an assist in 6-1 win over UMD (Oct. 24) • scored Gophers’ fourth goal in 5-1 win at UND (Oct. 29) • scored a power-play goal in 8-3 win over Bemidji State (Nov. 14) • scored goal in 11-1 win at Minnesota State (Nov. 27) • 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 an assist on the game-winning goal in 4-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 23).
2014-15 • Freshman Season: Recorded six points (4g-2a) while appearing in the lineup for all 41 games • made collegiate debut and registered first collegiate point with an assist in season-opening 8-0 win over Penn State (Oct. 3) • recorded first multi-point game with two goals, including her first career goal, in 12-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5) • had a career-best three points (2g-1a) in road sweep at St. Cloud State (Jan. 23-24).
High School/Club: Played for coach Vin Paolucci at Hopkins High School • 2014 Minnesota Ms. Hockey finalist • 2014 Star Tribune All-Metro first team selection • scored 50 points, including 26 goals, as a senior • two-time All-Lake Conference honoree • four-time hockey letterwinner • 2013 all-state honoree • helped Hopkins to a third-place finish at the 2010 Minnesota Class AA state tournament • member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team • earned silver with Team USA at the 2014 and 2013 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships • participated in 2013 Women's Under-18 Series vs. Canada in Lake Placid, N.Y. • attended USA Hockey Development Camps • played club hockey with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps and competed in the Minnesota High School Fall Elite League • also lettered in lacrosse.
Personal: Born April 8, 1996 • daughter of Michele Rodgers • given name is Maliya • has an older sister, Myriah, who played softball at St. Johns University in Queens, N.Y. • intends to major in physics • enjoys photography.
|Nina Rodgers' Career Statistics (As of Jan. 28, 2016)|
Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. North Dakota
Minnesota and North Dakota face off at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ridder Arena.
No. 3 Gophers Shut Out No. 8 Fighting Hawks
Hannah Brandt and Amanda Kessel led the Gophers with two points each in the 3-0 win at Ridder Arena Friday night.
Schipper Credits Gophers' Success to Passion
Junior Kate Schipper has already matched her season-high for points with 29 points in 27 games this season.