Junior Hannah Brandt is among the top three candidates for the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award
The teams face off in game two of the best-of-three series at 4 p.m. Saturday
Bozek, Kessel, Marvin, Schleper and Stecklein take home silver
After closing out the nonconference portion of the regular season last weekend with the inaugural North Star College Cup, the top-ranked Minnesota hockey program returns to Big Ten Conference action this weekend as Michigan State visits Mariucci Arena for the first time as league rivals.
Minnesota is 12-1-0 all-time against its new Big Ten Conference rival including a streak of five-straight wins against the Buckeyes.
Minnesota remained perfect on the season with a 4-1 win over Wisconsin at Ridder Arena.
2012-13 Senior Season: Started in 38 games posted a record of 38-0-0, which is the most wins in a single season for a goalie in NCAA history and set an NCAA winning percentage record (1.000) led the nation in save percentage (.956) and second in goals against average (.96) made 776 saves posted 17 shutouts, which is an NCAA single season record broke NCAA record for career wins (114) and career shutouts (43) Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-3 Finalist named First Team All-American voted Capital One Academic All-American, First Teamtagged USCHO.com Co-Player of the Year listed a First Team All-USCHO.com honoree named All-WCHA First Team 2013 WCHA Goaltending Champion named to All-WCHA Academic Team given WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award earned Big Ten Medal of Honorhad 20 saves in a shutout of Colgate in the season opener (9/28) shutout St. Cloud State (10/6) and began a 205:54 minute shutout streak posted 100 minutes of scoreless play against St. Lawrence (10/12-13) had opponent's scoreless streak snapped with 13 seconds remaining in second period against Ohio State (10/19) shutout OSU (10/20) to tie Minnesota's wins record named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (10/24) for going 2-0, making 25 saves and having one shutout against Ohio State (10/19-20) broke Gopher wins record with 5-1 win over North Dakota (10/27) notched 17 stops to receive a shutout versus Minnesota Duluth (11/3) held Minnesota State (11/16) scoreless shutout Wisconsin (12/2) for a 2-0 win named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (12/5) for going 2-0, stopping 41 shots and having one shutout against Wisconsin (12/1-2) notched eighth shutout of the year with 5-0 win over Bemidji State (12/8) received ninth shutout of the year against Minnesota State (2/19) shutout Wisconsin (1/25) to help Gophers tie NCAA un beaten streak named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for her performance versus Wisconsin (1/25-27) posted a 5-0 shutout against Minnesota Duluth (2/1) to garner her NCAA record breaking 101st career win and claim the WCHA regular season title received fourth WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honor posted 12th shutout of the year versus Bemidji State (2/15) began a five-game shutout streak with a 3-0 win over St. Cloud State (2/23) broke the NCAA career record for shutouts with 5-0 win over Bemidji State (3/1) in the first game of the WCHA First Round broke the NCAA single season record for shutouts with 8-0 rout of BSU (3/2) to advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off shutout Ohio State (3/8) and North Dakota (3/9) in the WCHA Final Face-Off named to the WCHA All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP recorded a career-high 50 saves in a triple-overtime win over North Dakota (3/16) in the NCAA Quarterfinals tallied 47 combined saves in the NCAA Frozen Four named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team and tagged the MVP of the Frozen Four.
2011-12 Junior Season: Started 40 games during the season, missing only one led the nation in goals against average with a 1.35 led the nation in shutouts with 10 gave up one goal in her first eleven periods of play this season, stopping 47 shots during that span had three shutouts and combined for another with Shyler Sletta in her first seven games on the ice this season made 25 saves in a 3-2 victory in Madison over the No. 1 Badgers (10/16) made 23 saves in a critical 4-1 league victory at Bemidji State was named WCHA Player of the Week for the week of November 9 after recording two victories over No. 4 Minnesota Duluth with a save percentage of .933 on the weekend shutout New Hampshire (11/19) assisted on an Amanda Kessel goal vs. UNH (11/18) helped the Gophers to an important road victory with 26 saves in a 2-1 victory against Harvard (11/26) made 22 stops in a 7-2 victory on enemy ice at No. 5 North Dakota (12/2) stopped 27 shots in a 4-1 victory over Ohio State (12/10) made 31 saves to earn a 1-0 shutout of #1 Wisconsin (1/7) was named WCHA Defensive player of the Week for the week of Jan. 10th for her play the previous weekend vs. No. 1 Wisconsin when the Gophers earned a 3-3 tie and a 1-0 shutout win against the Badgers her stellar play helped the Gophers reach No. 1 in the polls the week of Jan 9th made 29 saves in recording her second shutout in a span of three games in the 3-0 victory over Minnesota Duluth (1/14) made 22 saves in the Gophers' 8-1 victory against the Huskies of St. Cloud State set the University of Minnesota record with her 22nd career shutout in a 7-0 victory over St. Cloud State (2/4) made 25 saves in a shutout of Ohio State (2/10) had two shutouts in the WCHA Final Face-off, earning the Tournament MVP award allowed just one goal in the Frozen Four semifinal win against Cornell, and allowed two goals in the championship game versus Wisconsin to earn Frozen Four MVP honors had a shutout streak of 246 minutes and 53 seconds during the postseason, going three games without allowing a goal owns the school record for most wins in a season with 35 and counting, breaking her own record of 25 wins from the 2010-11 season a Patty Kazmaier Award nominee an All-WCHA Third Team honoree owns the Minnesota record for career shutouts with 26 holds the school record for career saves with 2481 and the record for career saves per game (24.76) finished her junior season with 76 career wins, good for second place in the Minnesota record book.
2010-11 Sophomore Season:Patty Kazmaier top-10 finalist Second Team All-American First Team All-WCHA WCHA All-Tournament Team WCHA All-Academic Team honoree Letterwinner Played in 35 games and recorded a holding a 1.77 goals against average and a .941 save percentage Held a record of 25-8-2, which set a school record for wins in a year Tied for first in the nation and broke a school record with nine shutouts in her sophomore year She and Jenny Lura combined for two additional shutouts on the season Also had five games with only one goal allowed Broke her own school record for saves in a season with 964 Finished the regular season with a conference GAA of 1.70, ranking second in the WCHA Her minutes of 1515:01 was the second most minutes played in conference action Opened the season with four consecutive shutouts against Clarkson (10/1), Wayne State (10/9), St. Cloud State (10/22-23) Received her first of three weekly conference awards in the back-to-back shutouts against SCSU Added another shutout on Nov. 19 when she shut out Minnesota State and was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week Helped the Gophers to a series sweep over Harvard, playing in both games Held Ohio State to just one goal allowed in 6-0 and 2-1 (overtime) win Allowed just one goal in the MSU series (1/7-8) and was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week Helped the Gophers to a 2-2 tie and a shutout against Minnesota Duluth (1/14-15) Set a then career-high 46 saves when she helped the Gophers to a 2-2 tie against No. 1 Wisconsin Held SCSU and Bemidji State to one-goal weekends from Feb. 4-Feb. 1 Earned her 24th win of the season in the 3-2 win over Ohio State (2/26) to tie a school record for wins in a season Had 83 saves in the WCHA Championships to earn all-tournament honors Set a school record with her 25th win of the season in the 4-2 win over UMD (3/4) Set a career-best 51 saves in the 5-4 overtime loss against Wisconsin (3/5), tying a school record for saves in a game.
2009-10 Freshman Season:First-Team All-American Patty Kazmaier Top-3 Finalist Finished the season with the third-best goals against average (1.33), the fourth-best save percentage (.948) and winning percentage (.769) Left the Gopher program to compete with Team Finland in the Winter Olympics as their starting goaltender and returned at the end of February after winning the bronze medal WCHA goaltending champion when she finished the conference season with a goals against average of 0.94 against WCHA teams First Team All-WCHA and WCHA All-Rookie Team Started in 26 games during her rookie campaign and was 18-4-4 Of her 26 starts, possessed seven shutouts Along with her seven shutouts, allowed just one goal in 10 games Was named a four-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week and two-time WCHA Rookie of the Week Posted back-to-back shutouts three times during the season Earned two assists in the 6-1 win over Ohio State (10/10) Held Minnesota Duluth to one goal Oct. 16-17 and was later named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week Held Clarkson scoreless in two straight games to help the Gophers to a series sweep (11/27-28) Held Harvard to just one goal in a 1-0 loss and 0-0 tie (12/4-5) Missed the Ohio State series (1/8-9) to compete with Team Finland at the MLP Cup in Germany Kept North Dakota scoreless (Jan. 22-23) before leaving to compete in the Winter Olympics Just one day after helping Finland to a bronze medal, re-joined the Gopher squad for the playoff run and started in both games against Minnesota State in the WCHA first round playoffs Tallied an assist in the Minnesota State game (2/27) to set a record for the Gophers for assists in a season Set a career-high 41 saves in the 4-3 triple overtime win over MSU.
The Räty File:Has been a member of the Finnish National Team since 15 Played in four world championships and the 2006 Winter Olympics Helped Finland to their second-straight bronze medal at the 2009 IIHF World Championships when she stopped 78 shots Has seen over 65 games in international play Starting goalie for the Finnish Olympic Team when she was 15 during the 2006 Winter Olympics During the 2008 World Championships, shut out Team USA, 1-0, and had 30 saves Finished the 2009 world championships with a 1.48 goals against average and a 3-1-0 record Named the tournament's best goalie in 2007 and 2008 and earned the most valuable player award in 2008 Named Finland's best women's ice hockey player in 2007 and 2008 and best goalie in 2006 and 2007 Rookie of the Year in 2005-06 In national league action, played in over 55 games, 12 of which were shutouts Held a 1.45 goals against average and a .950 save percentage In playoff competition alone had eight shutouts in 22 games played with a 1.24 GAA Named the Haukilahti High School best hockey player of the year 2006 and 2008.
Personal:Born May 29, 1989 Daughter of Jarmo and Ulla Räty.
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