With a 4-3 victory over the Bemidji State Beavers Saturday evening, the Minnesota Golden Gopher women's hockey team extend their winning streak to 57 games.
Sophomore Hannah Brandt scored the game-winning goal with 7:19 remaining in the third period, breaking the 3-3 tie in Saturday evening's game. Brandt opened the game's scoring with a goal 29 seconds into the game. She tallied three points on two goals and one assist in the game, followed by junior Rachel Bona with one goal and one assist.
"It was a tough game, as always when we play Bemidji and we play up here," head coach Brad Frost said. "Credit to them, they did everything that they could to win the hockey game tonight. Fortunately for us, we found a way to win. We're certainly not pleased with the effort or the execution tonight in all three zones, but hopefully it's something that we learn from and take with us back to the Cities and correct for this coming weekend."
The Gophers had an easier win in the first game of the weekend series on Friday night. Minnesota outshot BSU, 46-19, for the game and it showed on the scoreboard. Junior Meghan Lorence scored two goals and sophomore Amanda Leveille recorded a shut out in the 4-0 game. Junior Rachel Ramsey recorded a goal and assist, and freshman Kate Schipper scored her first collegiate goal. All three lines contributed to scoring and 10 Gophers had at least one point in the game.
Next up: Minnesota heads back to Minneapolis to face Minnesota State at Ridder Arena on November 1.