U men's hockey sweep BSU, women split with UNDMinnesota Sports
-- The University of Minnesota men's hockey team kept their hold of first place in the WCHA with a sweep this weekend of Bemidji State. The U's women team wrapped up the regular season with a split vs. North Dakota.
The University of Minnesota men's hockey team kept their hold of first place in the WCHA with a sweep this weekend of Bemidji State. The U's women team wrapped up the regular season with a split vs. North Dakota.
The U women lost Friday in front of nearly 2,000 fans at Ridder Arena when the Sioux's Josphine Jakobsen scored the game-winning goal on a power play and goalie Stephanie Ney made 35 saves. On Saturday the Gophers were big winners 5-2 in front of over 2,000 fans. Th Gophers broke out to a 5-1 led by two goals and an assist from Sarah Erickson along with a goal and two assists from Amanda Kessel and two assists by Megan Bozek. Winning goalie Noora Raty made 19 saves.
Minnesota's men team shutout Bemidji State 3-0 on Friday in front of nearly 10,000 at Mariucci Arena. Zach Budish had two goals and Kyle Rau had two assists. Ken Patterson finished with just 13 saves. Saturday's game saw the Golden Gophers win 4-1 led by two goals by Erik Haula and an assist. Patterson finished with 21 saves. Minnesota outscored the Beavers 3-0 after the score was tied 1-1 after the first period.
The Golden Gopher men's team is still two points ahead of Minnesota-Duluth for first place in the WCHA at 17-7-0 in the league and 21-11-1 overall. The Minnesota women finished the regular season 21-5-2 in the WCHA and 27-5-2 overall. They will host St. Cloud State in a first-round playoff series next weekend.