The group was broken up into two teams. On the Gold Team was Sarma (Pone) Ozmen ( 1997-00, 02), Kelli Blankenship (2006-10), Jaimie Horton (2006-10) , Kris Scholz (1997-01), Brittany Francis (2006-10), Jenelle Philipczyk (2004-08), Laura Slominski (1998-2002), Michelle Maunu (2006-10) and Kim Hanlon (2005-09). On the Maroon Team was Chelsey (Brodt) Rosenthal (2002-06), Winny (Brodt) Brown (1998-00, 03), Krissy (Wendell) Pohl (2002-05), Krista Johnson (2002-06), Kelsey (Bills) Nowak (2000-04), Ceci Retelle ((2000-03), Natalie Darwitz (2002-05), Allie Sanchez (2002-06), Julie (Otto) Greely (1997-98) , Jody Horak (2002-05) and Sarah Harms (1997-98).
Although the Gold Team jumped ahead, the Maroon Team battled back. As first-ever team captain, Julie (Otto) Greely on the bench said, it takes the Maroon Team a while to get going, but we’re getting there! With the game tied in the last few minutes, Sarma (Pone) Ozmen scored on a penalty shot to win the game.
Some other highlights of the game: Krissy (Wendell) Pohl claimed she only had two moves and she used them both and couldn’t compete in the another penalty shot…Maybe a little sibling rivalry as Winny (Brodt) Brown scored on a breakaway against Whitecaps teammate Kim Hanlon while sister Chelsey (Brodt) Rosenthal was throwing her stick at her…Jaimie Horton, was winded after her first couple shifts back, resulting from her not playing hockey much, however, that was probably most of the team.
Gophers Name 2016-17 Captains
The Gophers named Lee Stecklein as the 2016-17 team captain, and Dani Cameranesi and Kate Schipper as assistant captains.
Meet the Newcomers: Kippin Keller
The back-to-back defending national champion Gophers add six newcomers for the 2016-17 season.
Gopher Duo Selected in NWHL Draft
Lee Stecklein and Dani Cameranesi were selected in the 2016 NWHL Draft over the weekend.