Oct. 3, 2012
On Wednesday afternoon, the WCHA released that two University of Minnesota women’s hockey players received weekly honors. Junior Amanda Kessel was named Offensive Player of the Week while freshman Hannah Brandt was tagged Rookie of the Week for their performances in the University of Minnesota’s shutout wins over Colgate on Sept. 28-09.
Kessel, who was an All-American last season, produced six points on the weekend. In the first game, the Madison, Wis. native tallied a goal in the third period. She would counter her one-goal match on Saturday with a pair of power play scores and three assists. She was second on the team in scoring behind only Brandt.
This is the fifth time that Kessel has been named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week.
Brandt burst onto the scene in her first career games as a Gopher and tallied a team-high nine points. In her first collegiate game, the Vadnais Heights, Minn. native was able to notch a natural hat trick with her first two scores coming on power plays. She followed her three goal game up with two-goal and four-assist night on Saturday.
The Golden Gophers look to carry their offensive power over to this weekend as they take open up WCHA play at home on Friday and Saturday against St. Cloud State. Puck drop is slated for 7:07 p.m. on Friday night at Ridder Arena.
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.