The teams face off in game two of the best-of-three series at 4 p.m. Saturday
No. 1 Minnesota hosts eighth-seeded St. Cloud State in a best-of-three series
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.
The Gophers completed a sweep of New Hampshire with a 4-0 win.
2012-13 Freshman Season: Appeared in all 41 games had 12 points (3g-9a) posted plus/minus ratio of +35 made Gopher debut in 7-0 season-opening victory over Colgate (9/28) first career start came in 11-0 win against Colgate (9/29) tallied first point by assisting Meghan Lorence in Gophers' 4-0 win over St. Cloud State (10/6) had a three-point performance (1g-2a) and notched her first goal in a 10-2 thumping of New Hampshire (11/24) scored the game-winning goal against New Hampshire (11/25) to help Minnesota win 4-0 named WCHA Rookie of the Week (11/28) for tallying four points (2g-2a) in the UNH series (11/24-25) earned a short-handed goal in a 5-1 win over Bemidji State (12/7) assisted Amanda Kessel in a 5-0 rout of Bemidji State (12/8) recorded two assists in 8-1 victory at Minnesota State (1/18) assisted Becky Kortum on a short-handed goal against Minnesota Duluth (2/1) assisted Hannah Brandt on the game-winning goal against St. Cloud State (2/23) notched an assist in the 8-0 rout of Bemidji State in the final game of the WCHA First Round series (3/2).
High School/Club: Played prep hockey at Roseville Area High School has extensive experience with USA Hockey, having participated as a National Development Camp player since age 14 a member of the 2011 U.S. Under-18 Select Team played for the U.S. at the Under-18 World Championships in 2010 and 2012 was chosen to participate in the USA Hockey Festival in August 2011, and took part in the Four Nations Pre-Camp in fall 2011 led Roseville to Suburban East Conference championships four times, and a Minnesota state championship title in 2010 in 2012, the Raiders advanced to the state championship game in Class AA, where they lost to Minnetonka scored 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points in her senior year, including seven points in postseason play tallied 24 points (11g-13a) and was Roseville's top-scoring defenseman as a junior earned all-state honors in 2011 and 2012, and was honorable mention all-state in 2010 earned all-conference honors eight times in her career, in hockey, lacrosse, tennis and soccer a 16-time letterwinner at Roseville, earning letters in hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and academics played club hockey with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps.
Personal: Lettered in academics and was an Academic All-State award winner in tennis.