17 Emily West  
Emily West

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Pine Creek HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
F


04/19/2012

2011-12 Season in Review

Looking back at the 2011-12 season, the Gophers have much to be proud of

03/18/2012

Gopher Women's Hockey Wins National Championship

Gophers defeat Wisconsin 4-2 for their first NCAA title since 2005

03/17/2012

Gophers and Badgers to Square off in NCAA Title Game

Minnesota takes on border rival Wisconsin for the 2012 national championship

03/16/2012

Minnesota Headed to NCAA Title Game with Win Over Cornell

Amanda Kessel notched three points while Megan Bozek scored the game-winning goal

03/13/2012

Gophers to face Cornell in NCAA Frozen Four

Minnesota is making its eighth Frozen Four appearance, and will face Cornell in the semifinals

03/12/2012

G:60 - Women's Hockey Trio

Emily West, Kelly Terry and Megan Bozek are featured in this special G:60.

03/05/2012

Minnesota 2, UMD 0

The Golden Gophers blanked UMD to win the 2012 WCHA Final Faceoff.

02/27/2012

Minnesota 6, St. Cloud State 0

Minnesota swept its first round series against St. Cloud State with a 6-0 win.

01/23/2012

G:60 - Emily West

Gopher women's hockey player Emily West is featured in this week's G:60.

01/23/2012

Minnesota 3, Bemidji State 2

Emily West scored two third-period goals as Minnesota rallied for a 3-2 win against Bemidji State.

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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.