Feb. 19, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS – Freshman forward Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.) has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Rookie of the Week following No. 1 Minnesota's sweep at No. 2 Wisconsin last weekend.
Cameranesi scored the game-winning goal in the Gophers' 3-2 win over the Badgers on the road last Friday. She broke a 2-2 tie when she scored the game-winning goal with 10:58 remaining in the third period.
The goal, perhaps the biggest of Cameranesi's career so far, secured Minnesota’s 29th win of the season and clinched the Gophers’ eighth WCHA regular season title.
Cameranesi finished the weekend with one goal and six shots. She was +3 for the series. She leads WCHA rookies with 27 points (16g-11a) this season. Cameranesi also ranks fourth in the nation among rookies with 0.84 points per game in 32 games.
Minnesota also went on to win game two over the Badgers last Saturday by a score of 4-0 in front of a NCAA women’s hockey record crowd of 13,573 at the Kohl Center in Madison. That victory stretched the Gophers’ NCAA-record road winning streak to 44 games, a run that began on Jan. 14, 2012.
Cameranesi and the Gophers host Minnesota Duluth (13-11-6, 11-9-6-4 WCHA) in their regular-season finale this weekend. Puck drop is set for 7:07 p.m. CT Friday and 4:07 p.m. CT Saturday night at Ridder Arena. Live video, audio and stats for both games will be available at GopherSports.com. Friday is Fan Appreciation Night, and Saturday is the Gophers' Senior Night.
WCHA Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week: Nicole Germaine, F, Sr., Minnesota State
Defensive Player of the Week: Danielle Butters, G, Sr., Minnesota 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
Jan. 22: Amanda Leveille, Defensive Player of the Week
Jan. 29: Meghan Lorence, Offensive Player of the Week
Feb. 5: Amanda Leveille, Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 12: Hannah Brandt, Offensive Player of the Week
Feb. 12: Milica McMillen, Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 19: Dani Cameranesi, Rookie of the Week
Top-Three Border Battle Up Next
No. 3 Minnesota travels to No. 1 Wisconsin for a WCHA series this Friday and Saturday.
Gophers Earn Road Sweep
Minnesota defeated Minnesota State, 2-1, in game two of this weekend's series to secure a WCHA sweep.
Gophers Roll Past Mavericks, 11-1
Seven Gophers scored goals as Minnesota earned an 11-1 win over Minnesota State on the road Friday afternoon.