Jan. 15, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS - Freshman forward Dani Cameranesi has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Rookie of the Week after recording three points in the Gopher women's hockey team's 6-0 win and 2-2 overtime tie against Ohio State last weekend.
Cameranesi scored two goals and had one assist in Minnesota's 6-0 win over the Buckeyes last Friday. She was +3 for the game with two goals on six shots. The Plymouth, Minn., native scored her first goal of the game at 7:09 of the first period to put the Gophers up 2-0, assisted on teammate Hannah Brandt's hat trick goal at 3:01 of the second period and scored her second tally of the game at 11:40 of the second.
Cameranesi has played in all 22 games for two-time defending national champion Minnesota. She currently leads WCHA rookies in scoring with 20 points (12g-8a). She is also second nationally in total points by a rookie and fifth with 0.91 points per game among rookies.
This week's honor marks Cameranesi's third WCHA Rookie of the Week award this season. She also was named the league's preseason Rookie of the Year in September.
Cameranesi and the Gophers host Minnesota State in the 2014 Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium this Friday. Puck drop is set for 4:30 p.m. CT. The series concludes at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mankato, Minn.
WCHA Player of the Week Awards
Offensive Player of the Week: Zoe Hickel, F, Jr., Minnesota Duluth
Defensive Player of the Week: Julie Friend, G, Jr., St. Cloud State
Rookie of the Week: Dani Cameranesi, F, Fr., Minnesota
2013-14 Gopher WCHA Weekly Award Winners
Oct. 9: Rachael Bona, Offensive Player of the Week
Oct. 16: Amanda Leveille, Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 23: Dani Cameranesi, Rookie of the Week
Oct. 30: Rachel Ramsey, Defensive Player of the Week
Nov. 6: Kelly Terry, Offensive Player of the Week
Nov. 13: Sarah Davis, Offensive Player of the Week
Nov. 27: Meghan Lorence, Offensive Player of the Week
Dec. 11: Rachael Bona, Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Dec. 11: Milica McMillen, Defensive Player of the Week
Dec. 11: Dani Cameranesi, Rookie of the Week
Jan. 15: Dani Cameranesi, Rookie of the Week
Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. North Dakota
Minnesota and North Dakota face off at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ridder Arena.
No. 3 Gophers Shut Out No. 8 Fighting Hawks
Hannah Brandt and Amanda Kessel led the Gophers with two points each in the 3-0 win at Ridder Arena Friday night.
Schipper Credits Gophers' Success to Passion
Junior Kate Schipper has already matched her season-high for points with 29 points in 27 games this season.