Sophie Skarzynski
Sophie  Skarzynski


Lake Forest, Ill.

High School:
Loyola Academy






Final Structural Beam Placed in Athletes Village

Construction milestone for the new facilities comes approximately eight months before the buildings will open in January 2018


Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016-17

Take a look back at the Gopher women's hockey team's 2016-17 campaign


Gophers Seal Sweep at MSU

Minnesota skated to a 5-3 win over Minnesota State in its final road game of the regular season Saturday afternoon


Gophers Shut Out Mavericks, 5-0

Minnesota cruised to a 5-0 win over Minnesota State on the road in game one of this week's series Friday night


Gophers Meet with Media

Head coach Brad Frost and Gophers Emma May and Sophie Skarzynski met with the media

Photo Gallery

2016-17 • Sophomore Season: Assisted the game-winner in 3-1 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 7) • scored two goals, including a game-winning goal, in the series sweep at Minnesota State (Feb. 3-4) • led the Gophers with six shots on goal in 1-1 overtime tie with Wisconsin (Feb. 18) • scored one goal in Frozen Four semifinal against Clarkson (March 17).

2015-16 • Freshman Season: Started the season at defense before moving to forward in February • made collegiate debut in season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 1) • scored first career goal in 7-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 16) • had first career multi-point game with two assists in 5-1 win at North Dakota (Oct. 29) • recorded an assist in 8-3 win over Bemidji State (Nov. 14) • had two assists in 7-0 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 22) • scored one goal in 3-0 win vs. UND (Feb. 5) • assisted the game-winning goal in 6-2 win at UMD (Feb. 13) • had one assist in 4-3 overtime win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 20).

High School/Club: Played for the Chicago Mission under coaches Tony Cachey and Tom Mandarino • led Chicago Mission to the 2015 USA Hockey U-19 Tier 1 national title as a senior • won bronze at the 2014 USA Hockey U-19 Tier 1 National Championship • earned silver with the Mission at the 2013 USA Hockey U-19 Tier I National Championship • three-time U-19 Tier 1 Illinois state and regional champions with the Chicago Mission in 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 • member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team • played for the U.S. at the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championships, taking home gold in 2015 and silver in 2014 • invited to U.S. Women's National Festival in 2013 and 2014 • played for the U.S. Under-18 team in three-game series against Canada in August 2013 and August 2014 • has attended U.S. national development camps since 2010.

Personal: Born September 18, 1997 • daughter of Peter Skarzynski and Caren Skarzynski • has five siblings, Meghan, Luke, Mack, Jake and Greta • majoring in communications • brother Luke played college hockey at Middlebury College and brothers Mack and Jake play rugby at University of Chicago • mother Caren played college tennis at University of Chicago • enjoys swimming, paddle boarding, reading, writing, kayaking, running, soccer, tennis, and photography.

Skarzynski's Career Statistics (2016-17 Final)
Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG Blk
2015-16 39 2 7 9 32 .062 1-2 +15 0 0 0 23
2016-17 37 4 2 6 63 .063 2-4 -2 0 0 1 22
Career Totals 76 6 9 15 95 .063 3-6 +13 0 0 1 45


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Frost Signs New Contract


Head coach Brad Frost's contract runs through the 2020-21 Gopher women's hockey season.

Scouting Report: Vermont


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