Sophie Skarzynski
Sophie  Skarzynski


Lake Forest, Ill.

High School:
Loyola Academy






Gophers Top Bulldogs, 4-1

Minnesota took game one of this week's WCHA series on the road at Minnesota Duluth


Gophers Fall to Buckeyes, 3-2

Minnesota tied the game at 2-2 in the second period but OSU's Charly Dahlquist netted the game-winner in the third period


No. 3 Gophers Blank Korea, 4-0

Minnesota hosted Korea in an exhibition game at Ridder Arena Sunday afternoon


Summer Stories: Part II

The Gopher women's hockey juniors and seniors share how they spent their time during summer break


Gophers Study Abroad in Europe

Five Gopher women's hockey players took the opportunity to study abroad earlier this summer

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


Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. Minnesota Duluth


Follow the action between the Gophers and Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon in Duluth, Minn.

Gophers Top Bulldogs, 4-1


Minnesota took game one of this week's WCHA series on the road at Minnesota Duluth.

Gopher Olympic Hopefuls Update: Oct. 19


Eleven Gophers are in contention to represent the U.S., Canada, and Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

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