Looking back at the 2011-12 season, the Gophers have much to be proud of
Gophers defeat Wisconsin 4-2 for their first NCAA title since 2005
Minnesota takes on border rival Wisconsin for the 2012 national championship
Amanda Kessel notched three points while Megan Bozek scored the game-winning goal
Minnesota is making its eighth Frozen Four appearance, and will face Cornell in the semifinals
Emily West, Kelly Terry and Megan Bozek are featured in this special G:60.
The Golden Gophers blanked UMD to win the 2012 WCHA Final Faceoff.
Minnesota swept its first round series against St. Cloud State with a 6-0 win.
Gopher women's hockey player Emily West is featured in this week's G:60.
Emily West scored two third-period goals as Minnesota rallied for a 3-2 win against Bemidji State.
2011-12 RS Senior Season: Played in 38 games, scoring 27 goals and 17 assists scored a goal in her first game back during a 6-1 victory over Union had two assists in a 3-0 victory over Minnesota State (10/20) Scored the lone Gopher goal at Bemidji State (10/29) tallied a goal in a 2-1 victory at Harvard (11/26) tied her career-high with four points, with one goal and three assists at Harvard (11/27) scored two of Minnesota's three goals in the 3-2 win against Bemidji State (1/20) got her first career hat trick with three goals at Minnesota State to lead the Gophers to a 6-3 win (1/27) had a four-point game with two goals and two assists in the 7-0 win at St. Cloud State (2/4) scored two goals against St. Cloud State in the WCHA First Round (2/25) tied her career high with four points vs. UND in the WCHA semifinal on two goals and two assists, including getting the game-winner scored the gamewinner against UMD in the WCHA final named to the WCHA Final Face-off All-Tournament team recorded two points with a goal and an assist in the NCAA Quarterfinal win over North Dakota had two points in the NCAA title game with a goal and an assist scored the gamewinner against Wisconsin for the national championship, scoring on the only penalty shot ever taken in an NCAA championship game scored points in 26 games during the season, with multiple points in 10 of those games missed three games in the second half of the season due to injuries finished her career with 158 career points to rank 10th on Minnesota's all-time top scorers list ranks seventh in Gopher history in career goals with 82.
2010-11 Senior Season: Team co-captain Played in four games this season Competed in the opening series against Clarkson before suffering a knee injury Tallied an assist in the series against the Golden Knights Returned to the Gopher lineup briefly to face Wisconsin (11/5-6) Scored two goals and an assist in the 7-5 win over the Badgers Also held a +5 for the game Suffered another knee injury, which sidelined her for the remainder of the season Red-shirted her senior year and returned to the Gopher lineup in 2011-12.
2009-10 Junior Season: Team captain with Brittany Francis, Michelle Maunu and Terra Rasmussen First Team All-WCHA Patty Kazmaier nominee Top point getter for the Gophers with 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points Tied for the nation-lead in game-winning goals (10) and tied for third in short-handed goals (3) Gophers were 17-2-0 when she scored a goal Has a five-goal lead on the team in goals scored and ranked second in assist scoring Also led the team in plus/minus rating (+25) Surpassed her sophomore year's totals of 40 points Played in 38 of 40 games, missing the St. Cloud State series due to a concussion Key member to both the Gophers' penalty kill and power-play units Had 14 multiple-point games, a team best Started her junior season with a three-point performance against Syracuse (10/2) Had five points and +7 in the series sweep over Ohio State (10/9-10) Scored a short-handed, game-winning goal against Minnesota Duluth (10/17) Tallied three points in the 4-0 win at St. Cloud State (10/23) Held a six-game scoring streak from Nov. 13-Nov. 28 Scored a short-handed, game-winning goal against Clarkson (11/28) Four straight multiple-point games against North Dakota (12/4-5) and Ohio State (1/8-9) and tallied nine points Had three points against Minnesota State (1/29-30) Established her 100th career point when she set up Sarah Erickson's goal just :32 into the Wisconsin game (2/19) Also scored a goal at 19:43 to send the game into overtime against the Badgers, before falling in the extra period Set up Anne Schleper's power-play goal in the 4-3 win over UW Scored two goals during the first round of the WCHA playoffs (2/26-27). Netted the game-winning, triple overtime goal to push the Gophers into the WCHA FINAL FACEOFF Set up Brittany Francis' power-play goal in the 5-4 double overtime win over Ohio State (3/6) Scored two goals and one assist in the NCAA Regional game (3/13) Scored the overtime gamewinner over Clarkson to send the Gophers to the Frozen Four Scored a goal and an assist in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal game (3/19).
2008-09 Sophomore Season: Played in all 40 games and fourth on the team in scoring Earned the Bonnie Olein Unsung Hero Award Scored 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points A member of the Gopher power play and penalty kill units, notching eight power-play goals and also has one short-handed goal Surpassed her freshman points (24) by 16 points Had seven multiple-point games Held a plus/minus rating of +22 Opened her sophomore campaign with two goals in three games Set a career-high three assists in the 8-1 Ohio State win (10/17) Netted the game-winner in the 3-0 win over Bemidji State (11/14) Held a team-best 19-game scoring streak from November 28-February 20 Scored a short-handed goal in the 3-1 win over Harvard (11/28) and set up Rachael Drazan's power-play goal in the second game (11/29) Tallied three points in the North Dakota sweep (12/5-6) Has scored 19 points in the second half Set a career-best four points in the 8-0 win over Niagara (1/3) Tied a career-high two goals in the 5-3 win over the Purple Eagles (1/4) Notched a power-play goal in the 3-3 tie against Minnesota Duluth Scored a goal in both the 4-2 win and the 3-3 tie against Wisconsin (2/7-8) Her goal in the second game against the Badgers was the game-tying goal at 18:04 in the third period to send the game into overtime and the eventual tie Scored her second two-goal performance of the year in the 7-0 shutout over the SCSU (2/20) Netted the Gophers' first goals in the game against the Huskies, including the power-play gamewinner Held the lone assist in Gigi Marvin's short-handed goal and tallied an assist on Brittany Francis' power-play goal in the 7-2 win over Minnesota State (3/7) Also held a +2 in the game against the Mavericks Set up Gigi Marvin's power-play goal in the NCAA quarterfinal win over Boston College (3/14).
2007-08 Freshman Season: Key contributor to one of the Gophers' top lines when she saw action in 34 games Held the team's best plus/minus rating at a +20 Led the Gopher freshmen in scoring with 24 points Letterwinner Had seven multiple-point games Scored a goal in each of the first two games as a Gopher Netted her first career goal in the first game of the season just 5:50 into the Northeastern contest (10/5) Tallied a season and career-high three points in the 7-4 win over Ohio State (10/19) Had four points in the series sweep against North Dakota (11/24-25) and was later named the WCHA Player of the Week for her performance Set up both a power-play and game-winning goal in the first win over UND and followed with a two-goal performance to help with the sweep Added another two-assist game in the 6-0 win over Minnesota State (12/7) Was injured in the first shift of the Wayne State game (1/6), which led her sitting out the next four games Returned to the lineup on Jan. 25 and scored 12 points, including six in postseason play Finished the season on a four-game scoring streak Produced three points in the Gophers' sweep over UND in the WCHA First Round (2/29-3/1) Tallied two assists in the Gophers' WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF game against Wisconsin (3/8) Netted her 11th goal of the season in Minnesota's NCAA regional game against the Badgers Held a +13 rating in the final 15 games of the season Member of the U.S. Under-22 Team.
The West File: Competed with the Colorado Select U19 AAA team Posted 54 goals and 22 assists for 76 points her senior season Midwest Elite Hockey League Academic All-Star in 2007 Competed at the USA Hockey Girls Select 17/18 Camp and tallied two goals and three assists for five points with Team Teal Attended the USA Hockey Holiday Camp in December of 2006 Also played for the Pine Creek boys team her senior year As a junior, played in 36 games and netted 52 goals and 17 assists for 69 points and ranked third in scoring in the MWEHL Played in five games at the 2006 USA Hockey's Girl's Select 17/18 Camp and scored three goals and three assists for six points.
Personal:A 2007 graduate of Pine Creek High School Majoring in biology, society, and environment Daughter of John and Janet West Shoots left Born March 22, 1989.
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