MINNEAPOLIS -- The Golden Gopher women’s hockey team is excited to announce the team’s promotions calendar for the 2017-18 season. Fans can look forward to special events, promotions, and giveaways at home games.
The 2017-18 promotional calendar includes the return of several fan favorites, such as the Gold Out (Oct. 28), the Teddy Bear Toss (Dec. 2), and Skate with the Gophers (Jan. 13). Additions to the promotions calendar include Fear the Frost Night (Dec. 1) and Social Media Night (Jan. 12).
The Gophers will celebrate 20 years of Gopher women's hockey during the WCHA opener on Friday, Oct. 6. Minnesota hosts Ohio State, and the team will look back on the first 20 seasons of the program; the 2017-18 season marks the 21st year of women's hockey at the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota’s Teddy Bear Toss is set for Saturday, Dec. 2 when the team hosts Bemidji State. Fans are invited to bring stuffed animals to donate to Gopher Athletics' annual toy drive by throwing the stuffed animals on the ice when the first Gopher goal is scored.
The Gophers will host another exhibition game to kick off the 2018 calendar year, welcoming the Minnesota Whitecaps to Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 5; the game will be free to the public.
The annual Skate with the Gophers event will follow Minnesota’s game against Vermont on Saturday, Jan. 13. Children in eighth grade and under are invited to skate with the team after the game. Registration for Skate with the Gophers will be available soon.
Minnesota closes out its regular season home slate by hosting Minnesota State on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27. The team will honor seniors Sydney Baldwin, Sidney Peters, Cara Piazza, and Caitlin Reilly on Saturday.
The Gophers will once again offer the Gopher Women's Hockey Youth VIP Season Pass, which provides girls and boys in eighth grade or under with free admission to all regular season Gopher women's hockey games at Ridder Arena. Registration is available now.
The promotional calendar also includes various other giveaways, events, themed games and other incentives. Stay tuned to GopherSports.com for updates and visit MyGopherSports.com for the complete promotions schedule.
Gopher Women's Hockey Promotions Schedule
Friday, Sept. 29: Camper Reunion Weekend
Sunday, Oct. 1: Camper Reunion Weekend
Friday, Oct. 6: 20 Years of Gopher Women's Hockey
Saturday, Oct. 7: Jersey Day/Faculty & Staff Day
Saturday, Oct. 28: Gold Out
Sunday, Oct. 29: Alumni Day
Friday, Nov. 17: High School Weekend
Saturday, Nov. 18: High School Weekend
Friday, Dec. 1: Fear the Frost - Winter is Coming
Saturday, Dec. 2: Teddy Bear Toss
Friday, Dec. 8: Holiday Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 9: Salute to Service Day/Goldy's Kids Club Day
Friday, Jan. 5: FREE Admission
Tuesday, Jan. 9: TBA
Friday, Jan. 12: Social Media Night
Saturday, Jan. 13: Skate with the Gophers
Friday, Jan. 26: TBA
Saturday, Jan. 27: Senior Day
Promotions schedule subject to change.
Whitecaps Add Two More Gopher Alums
6/20/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein have signed contracts to play with the Minnesota Whitecaps for the 2018-19 season.
Raty Returns to Kunlun Red Star
6/19/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
Gophers alum Noora Raty has re-signed with the CWHL’s Kunlun Red Star for the 2018-19 season.
Leveille Returns to State of Hockey
6/18/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
University of Minnesota alumna Amanda Leveille has signed with the NWHL's Minnesota Whitecaps for the 2018-19 season.