Minnesota hockey teams again sweep their opponentsMinnesota Sports
-- It was broom night in Minneapolis for both University of Minnesota hockey teams as they swept their WCHA competition Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS - It was broom night in Minneapolis for both University of Minnesota hockey teams as they swept their WCHA competition Saturday.
The Minnesota men routed Alaska-Anchorage 7-1 at Mariucci Arena while the Golden Gopher women topped North Dakota women 6-3 at Ridder Arena to stay perfect on the season.
Both Minnesota squads are ranked No. 1 by USCHO.com
Instead of a goal explosion early on as in Friday's game, Minnesota's women waited until the third period to score five goals. They trailed the Sioux 1-0 after the first period and tied the score in the second. In the third they scored and kept scoring until UND could not keep up, including three unanswered after the Sioux tied the score at 3-3. Amanda Kessel had two of those goals and tallied six for the weekend series. Hannah Brandt finished with a goal and two assists for the U while Kessel had two assists. Gopher Goalie Noora Raty finished with 22 saves.
Minnesota's men's team led the whole way through after nearly losing to the Seawolves on Friday. Kyle Ray and Nate Condon both scored twice. Nate Schmidt had four assists and Sam Warning finished with three assists. Winning goalie Adam Wilcox only made 10 saves because the U outshot UAA 31-11 and were 2-for-5 on the power play.