No. 2 Minnesota vs. No. 1 Wisconsin in NCAA Championship Game
|Teams||Minnesota vs Wisconsin|
|Date/time||Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m.|
|Location||AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn.|
|Online Video||NCAA.com (Free)|
|Season Statistics||Minnesota | Wisconsin|
|Social Media||Facebook | @MNWomensHockey|
The Golden Gopher women's hockey team has advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four championship game with a 3-1 victory over Cornell in the tournament semifinal Friday, March 16 at Duluth's AMSOIL Arena. Amanda Kessel led the Gophers with three points on a goal and two assists in the game. Megan Bozek had the game-winning goal, which came in the first period.
Cornell's goalie, Amanda Mazzotta, made some incredible saves early in the game to keep her team in it, but the Gophers eventually found the back of the net. Seventeen minutes into the game, Amanda Kessel put
The second period had a much different feel as the Big Red came back from intermission showing more offensive pressure. Cornell got on the board with a goal 11 minutes, 40 seconds into the period, getting a power play goal from Alyssa Gagliardi. Jillian Saulnier had an assist on the goal, which cut
The Gophers came back to life in the third period, allowing just three shots on goal and staying out of the penalty box. The Gophers recorded 11 shots in the final period. Cornell took two penalties in the latter half of the period, giving the Gophers nearly four consecutive minutes on the power play.
The Gophers have advanced to the NCAA championship game for the first time since 2006, and are looking for their first national title since 2005.
In the earlier semifinal game, top-seed
Sunday's championship game will be held at AMSOIL Arena in
Summer Keeps Gophers Busy: Part I
Find out what the defending national champion Gopher women's hockey team did all summer.
Experience Gives Schipper Confidence
Gophers assistant captain Kate Schipper shares her vision for the 2016-17 women's hockey season.
Scouting Report: Minnesota State
GopherSports.com takes a look at each of the Gopher women's hockey team's 2016-17 opponents.