By The Numbers: 2016-17
May 2, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – The Gopher women’s hockey team had another successful season in 2016-17, finishing with a record of 26-8-5 and making it to the NCAA Women's Frozen Four for the sixth year in a row.

Take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2016-17 season by the numbers.

2 -- The Gophers had two players, Kelly Pannek and Sarah Potomak, selected as top-10 finalists for the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey. Minnesota had multiple finalists for the award for the fifth-straight season.

3 -- Three Gophers were named 2016-17 All-USCHO honorees. Kelly Pannek was named to the first team, Lee Stecklein was named to the second team, and Sarah Potomak was named to the third team.

5 -- Five Gophers received All-WCHA accolades. Kelly Pannek, Lee Stecklein, Sarah Potomak, Dani Cameranesi, and Megan Wolfe were among the All-WCHA honorees this season.

8 -- Sidney Peters’ eight shutouts during 2016-17 tied for fourth among all NCAA goaltenders.


 

 

9 -- Gopher alumnae continued their hockey careers by playing professional hockey in the NWHL and CWHL during the 2016-17 season: Gigi Marvin (Boston Pride, NWHL), Megan Bozek (Buffalo Beauts, NWHL), Anne Schleper (Buffalo Beauts, NWHL), Jordyn Burns (Buffalo Beauts, NWHL), Amanda Leveille (Buffalo Beauts, NWHL), Amanda Kessel (New York Riveters, NWHL), Milica McMillen (New York Riveters, NWHL), Sarah Davis (Calgary Inferno, CWHL), and Kelly Terry (Toronto Furies, CWHL).

14 -- Dani Cameranesi tied a single-game program record with 14 shots on goal against Minnesota Duluth on March 4. She tied the record held by La Toya Clarke, who recorded 14 shots on goal against Minnesota State on Jan. 14, 2001.

15 -- Minnesota made its 10th-straight and 15th overall appearance in the NCAA postseason this year.

17 -- A program-record 17 Gophers earned WCHA All-Academic Team honors this season: Sydney Baldwin, Anna Barlow, Dani Cameranesi, Kelsey Cline, Paige Haley, Tianna Gunderson, Emma May, Kelly Pannek, Sidney Peters, Cara Piazza, Sarah Potomak, Nicole Schammel, Kate Schipper, Sierra Smith, Lee Stecklein, Taylor Williamson, and Megan Wolfe.

20 -- The 2016-17 season marked the 20th season of Gopher women's hockey.

25 -- The Gophers combined for 25 power play goals, scoring on 23.8 percent of their chances, which ranked second in the NCAA.

32 -- Dani Cameranesi ended her career with 32 power-play goals, including four during 2016-17, to rank third in program history.

35 -- Minnesota's longest active winning streak is at 35 games as the Gophers have won 35-consecutive games against Minnesota State dating back to Jan. 2010.

43 -- Kelly Pannek tallied 43 assists this season, leading the nation with 1.10 assists per game.

44 -- Kelly Pannek recorded 44 points (14g-30a) during a team-best 20-game point streak from Oct. 14 to Jan. 20 this season.

62 -- Kelly Pannek recorded a career-best 62 points (19g-43a) to tie for the NCAA scoring lead this season.

90 -- Anna Barlow received the NCAA Elite 90 Award, which is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the NCAA Championship.

93 -- Lee Stecklein finished her career with 93 points (20g-73a), ranking seventh for points by defensemen in program history.

124 -- The Gophers scored 124 goals during the 2016-17 season.

133 -- Seniors Dani Cameranesi, Kelsey Cline, Paige Haley, Kate Schipper, Lee Stecklein, and Megan Wolfe ended their careers with an overall record of 133-17-11, which is good for a .860 winning percentage, from 2013-14 to 2016-17.

161 -- Kelsey Cline finished her career with 161 games played, tied for the third-most games played in program history.

201 -- Senior Dani Cameranesi finished her career with 201 career points (93g-108a), which is tied for seventh in program history.

255 -- At the close of the 2016-17 season, Minnesota has a record of 255-36-19 (.853) at Ridder Arena since the facility opened in 2002-03. The Gophers went 15-2-3 in home games this year.

300 -- Head coach Brad Frost secured his 300th career coaching victory on the road at Ohio State on Oct. 22. He became the 11th NCAA Division I women's coach to reach the milestone.

330 -- The Gophers combined for 330 total points during the 2016-17 season.

597 -- In 20 seasons of Gopher women's hockey, the program has an overall record of 597-120-49.

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