Senior Lee Stecklein joins four University of Minnesota alumni playing for the U.S. in a two-game series against Canada
Catch up on the Gophers alumni playing in the NWHL and CWHL this season
Current, future, and past Gophers are set to compete at upcoming USA, Canada, and Finland events
Current, past, and future Gophers are among those selected for the U.S. Winter Training Camp and Canada's U18 world championship team
Seven current Gophers and five alumni are among the 95 players invited to the 2016 USA Hockey Women's National Festival
Second-ranked Minnesota and top-ranked Wisconsin skated to a 3-3 tie in its series opener at Ridder Arena.
2011-12 Senior Season:Played in all 41 games, and finished her career as the school record holder in career games played (159) scored her first goal of the season at Wisconsin (10/14) tallied two assists in a 7-0 victory over Minnesota State (10/21) recorded two assists in a 4-1 victory over Minnesota Duluth (11/4) scored the game-winning goal on the power-play in a 2-1 victory at Harvard (11/26) assisted on a pair of power-play goals in a 7-2 victory at North Dakota (12/2) added a goal and an assist vs. Wisconsin (1/6) scored four points, tying her career best, in the 8-1 win over St. Cloud State (2/3) had a two-point night with a goal and an assist at Ohio State (2/10) assisted on a pair of goals in Columbus against the Buckeyes (2/11) had an assist in the 6-1 win over St. Cloud State (2/24) to reach 113 career points and move into second place in the Gopher record book for career points by a defenseman had an assist in the Frozen Four semifinal win against Cornell (3/16) ranked eighth in the nation in points by a defenseman, and was 16th in points per game at 0.68 an All-WCHA First Team award winner Academic All-WCHA named to the WCHA Final Face-off All-Tournament team.
2010-11 Junior Season: First Team All-WCHA WCHA All-Academic Team honoree Assistant captain Letterwinner Played in all 38 games for the Gophers Ranked sixth on the team in overall scoring and first among defensemen Tied for the league lead in conference points by a defenseman (24) Scored eight goals and 20 assists for 28 points Tallied 20 power-play points, a team high Netted five power-play goals, tied for first on the team with Jen Schoullis Paired with Mira Jalosuo Seven multiple-point games Started her junior scoring with a power-play goal against Clarkson (10/2) Tied a career-high four points in the 4-0 win over St. Cloud State (10/22) Followed with another two points against SCSU and was later named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week with her six-point performance Notched a power-play goal in the 6-2 win over Bemidji State (12/4) Scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner in the 6-0 win over Ohio State (12/10) Tallied another four points against the Buckeyes with two goals and two assists (1/21-22) Had two assists in the series sweep over St. Cloud State (2/4-5) Scored a power-play goal in the 3-0 win over Bemidji State (2/12) Tallied two power-play assists in the 5-3 win over North Dakota (2/18) Held the first assist on both of Jen Schoullis' power-play goals in the 4-2 win over Ohio State (2/25) Was +4 during the WCHA Championships (3/4-5).
2009-10 Sophomore Season:
First Team All-American WCHA Defensive Player of the Year First Team All-WCHA Academic All-WCHA Played in all 40 games for the Gophers Patty Kazmaier nominee Scored 12 goals and 20 assists for 32 points, ranking fourth on the team and first among defensemen Ranked first among blueliners in plus/minus rating at +19 Was ranked sixth nationally in points by a defensemen and first within the WCHA Key member to both the Gophers' penalty kill and power-play units Seven multiple-point games Led the WCHA in scoring by a defenseman with 19 points Tied a career-high two goals in the series sweep over Syracuse (10/4) Held a +5 rating in the Gophers' 6-1 win over Ohio State (10/10) Scored a goal and an assist in the 4-1 win over Minnesota State (11/13) Followed the first MSU game by scoring the game-tying goal and won the shootout for the Gophers in the fourth round Was later named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for her performance against MSU Held a five-game scoring streak from Nov. 13-Nov. 27 Tallied two assists in the 4-0 win against Clarkson Netted two goals and a +3 rating against OSU (1/9) Scored her seventh power play goal of the season in the 3-2 come-from-behind win over Wisconsin (2/20) Had six assists in the first round of the WCHA playoffs Set a career-high four assists when she contributed on all four Gopher goals in the 4-3 triple overtime win against Minnesota State (2/27) Her four points also tied a career high WCHA All-Tournament Team Netted her 12th goal of the season during the WCHA semifinal game against Ohio State (3./6) Tallied an assist in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal game (3/19).
2008-09 Freshman Season
Played in all 40 games as a freshman Second-Team All-WCHA and WCHA All-Rookie Team honoree Ranked eighth on the team in scoring, second among defensemen with 7 goals and 19 assists for 26 points Member of the Gopher power play and has 13 power-play points, including four goals Held a plus/minus game of +27 Tied for third in the conference in points by a defenseman and tied for 14th in the nation In her first weekend with the Gophers, scored a goal and an assist against Robert Morris Tallied her first multiple-point game in the 6-2 St. Cloud State win (11/1) Started the second half of the season scoring in the first five of six games Tallied six points in the Ohio State series (1/9-10) Held a career-high two goals and two assists in the 12-1 Ohio State win (1/10) Had a goal and two assists in the Jan. 30 win over Minnesota State Notched a power play goal and assisted on two, including the game-tying, in the 3-3 tie against Wisconsin (2/8) Set up two goals in the 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (2/20) Had an assist in the 5-1 first round WCHA playoff win over Bemidji State Set up a power-play goal and assisted on another in the 7-2 win over Minnesota State (3/7) at the WCHA FINAL FACEOFF.
The Schleper File
Member of the 2008 United States Under-22 Team Two-time member of the U.S. Under-18 Team, including the 2008 team that won the gold medal Competed with the St. Cloud Icebreakers under head coach Mark Chamernick Ms. Hockey finalist As a senior, led the Icebreakers in scoring with 26 goals and 19 assists for 45 points, ranking third in the state among defensemen and outpacing her nearest teammate (a forward) by 21 points Had 15 multiple-point games her senior year Finished her high school hockey career with 114 goals and 66 assists Four-time all-conference honoree and a two-time all-state selection and all-area player of the year Team's most valuable player and team captain in her junior and senior seasons Named the team's rookie of the year in 2003-04 Along with five letters in hockey, was also a five-year letterwinner in soccer and in softball.
A 2008 graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral Majoring in business communication and marketing Daughter of Deb and Jim Schleper Born January 30, 1990 Shoots left.
Whitecaps Add Two More Gopher Alums
6/20/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein have signed contracts to play with the Minnesota Whitecaps for the 2018-19 season.
Raty Returns to Kunlun Red Star
6/19/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
Gophers alum Noora Raty has re-signed with the CWHL’s Kunlun Red Star for the 2018-19 season.
Leveille Returns to State of Hockey
6/18/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
University of Minnesota alumna Amanda Leveille has signed with the NWHL's Minnesota Whitecaps for the 2018-19 season.