2010–11 Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey season

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2010–11 Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey season
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
2011 NCAA tournament, Lost Regionals, 4-1 vs. Boston College
Conference WCHA
Home ice Ridder Arena
Rankings
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 6
Record
Overall 26-10-2
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Brad Frost
Assistant Coaches Joel Johnson

The Minnesota Golden Gophers attempted to win the NCAA Tournament for the third time in school history.

Offseason[edit]

  • June 18: Six University of Minnesota players have been named to the United States Under-22 Team. Megan Bozek, Sarah Erickson, Amanda Kessel, Anne Schleper, Jen Schoullis and Emily West have all been named to the team. The Minnesota contingent is the largest group from one school. The U22 team will depart from the Festival early and travel to Toronto to compete in the three-game Under-22 Series against Canada from August 18–21.[1]
  • June 18: Brad Frost announced the hiring of Joel Johnson as an assistant coach. Johnson was the head coach of the Bethel University men’s hockey team. Previously, he was an assistant coach during the Golden Gophers’ 2000 and 2004 national championships. Johnson replaces Jamie Wood, who accepted an associate head coaching position at the University of New Hampshire.[2]

Exhibition[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score Goal scorers
Sun, Sep 26 Manitoba Ridder Arena 2:00 PM 8-0[3] Amanda Kessel (3), Emily West (2), Jen Schoullis, Becky Kortum, Nikki Ludwigson
Fri, Oct 08 Minnesota Whitecaps Ridder Arena 6:00 PM 3-2 Jen Schoulis (2), Sarah Davis[4]

Regular season[edit]

  • October 1: In her first game as a Golden Gopher, Amanda Kessel registered four points (two goals, two assists). The following day, Kessel scored the game-winning goal as the Gophers won by a 3-0 score. The game against Clarkson marked the first time in school history that the Gophers opened a season against a ranked opponent.[5]
  • October 9: With the 1-0 shutout over Wayne State, the Gophers have not allowed a goal in 180 minutes. Dating back to the 2009-10 season, Minnesota has not allowed a goal in 200:45 minutes played.[6]
  • October 22–23: Anne Schleper had six points (1 goal, 5 assists), including four points on the power-play. In the first game, Schleper tied a career-high with four points. She assisted on Sarah Davis’ game-winning power-play goal. The following day, Schleper assisted on two of Minnesota’s three power-play goals. Schleper is the first defender to earn the league’s weekly offensive honor since Minnesota Duluth’s Jocelyne Larocque on Jan. 28, 2009.[7]
  • October 22–23: Noora Räty recorded back to back shutouts against the St. Cloud State Huskies. She held the Huskies scoreless as Minnesota swept the series by scores of 5-0 and 3-0, respectively. Raty played the full 120:00 minutes of the series. She accumulated14 saves in the first game, while posting 18 in the second game. In the season, she has yet to allow a goal, holding a 1.000 save percentage and a 0.00 goalsagainst

average.[7]

  • The January 29, 2011 game between Wisconsin and Minnesota was played before a women’s college hockey record crowd of 10,668.[8]
  • Feb. 5: The Golden Gophers had four different skaters score goals in a 4-1 win over St. Cloud State. Amanda Kessel contributed with a goal and two assists as the Gophers earned their 20th win of the season. With the win and a Bemidji State loss to Wisconsin, the Gophers have clinched home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs.[9]
  • February 4–5: Amanda Kessel produced three goals and seven points to lead the Golden Gophers to a two-game home-ice series sweep over St. Cloud State. On February 4, she scored two goals and set up two others for four points as the Gophers prevailed by an 8-0 mark. Her four points tied a career game high, which came against Clarkson in her first collegiate game on Oct. 1. The following day, she was involved in all three Gophers goals, as she scored one and assisted on two. One of the assists was Ashley Stenerson’s first collegiate goal.[10]

Standings[edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 Wisconsin†* 28 24 2 2 2 76 140 50 38 34 2 2 203 66
#3 Minnesota 28 18 8 2 1 57 100 52 37 26 9 2 131 65
#6 Minnesota-Duluth 28 18 7 3 0 57 109 49 33 22 8 3 131 53
#8 North Dakota 28 16 10 2 0 50 96 79 36 20 13 3 116 103
Bemidji State 28 11 13 4 2 39 53 71 35 14 17 4 70 88
Ohio State 28 8 17 3 3 30 69 100 36 14 19 3 99 116
Minnesota State 28 7 20 1 0 22 47 101 36 8 25 3 53 122
St. Cloud State 28 1 26 1 1 5 23 135 35 1 33 1 31 177
Championship: Wisconsin
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Current rankings: USCHO.com Division I women's poll

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time Score Goal scorers Record Conf. record
Fri, Oct 01 Clarkson at Potsdam, N.Y. 7:00 PM 5-0 Amanda Kessel (2), Jen Schoullis, Becky Kortum, Sarah Erickson 1-0-0 0-0-0
Sat, Oct 02 Clarkson at Potsdam, N.Y. 3:00 PM 3-0 Amanda Kessel, Anne Schleper, Megan Bozek[11] 2-0-0 0-0-0
Sat, Oct 09 Wayne State Ridder Arena 2:00 PM 1-0 Amanda Kessel 3-0-0 0-0-0
Fri, Oct 15 North Dakota * Ridder Arena 6:07 PM
Sat, Oct 16 North Dakota * Ridder Arena 4:07 PM
Fri, Oct 22 St. Cloud State * at St. Cloud, Minn. 7:07 PM
Sat, Oct 23 St. Cloud State * at St. Cloud, Minn. 7:07 PM
Fri, Oct 29 Minnesota Duluth * at Duluth, Minn. 7:07 PM
Sat, Oct 30 Minnesota Duluth * at Duluth, Minn. 7:07 PM
Fri, Nov 05 Wisconsin * Ridder Arena 6:07 PM
Sat, Nov 06 Wisconsin * Ridder Arena 4:07 PM
Fri, Nov 19 Minnesota State * at Mankato, Minn 7:07 PM
Sat, Nov 20 Minnesota State * at Mankato, Minn. 3:07 PM
Fri, Nov 26 Harvard Ridder Arena 6:00 PM
Sun, Nov 28 Harvard Ridder Arena 1:00 PM
Fri, Dec 03 Bemidji State * at Bemidji, Minn. 2:07 PM
Sat, Dec 04 Bemidji State * at Bemidji, Minn. 2:07 PM
Fri, Dec 10 Ohio State * Ridder Arena 6:07 PM
Sat, Dec 11 Ohio State * Ridder Arena 2:07 PM
Fri, Jan 07 Minnesota State * Ridder Arena 6:07 PM
Sat, Jan 08 Minnesota State * Ridder Arena 4:07 PM
Fri, Jan 14 Minnesota Duluth * Ridder Arena 7:07 PM
Sat, Jan 15 Minnesota Duluth * Ridder Arena 4:07 PM
Fri, Jan 21 Ohio State * at Columbus, Ohio 7:07 PM
Sat, Jan 22 Ohio State * at Columbus, Ohio 4:07 PM
Fri, Jan 28 Wisconsin * at Madison, Wis. TBA
Sat, Jan 29 Wisconsin * at Madison, Wis. TBA
Fri, Feb 04 St. Cloud State * Ridder Arena 7:07 PM
Sat, Feb 05 St. Cloud State * Ridder Arena 4:07 PM
Fri, Feb 11 Bemidji State * Ridder Arena 6:07 PM
Sat, Feb 12 Bemidji State * Ridder Arena 4:07 PM
Fri, Feb 18 North Dakota * at Grand Forks, N.D. 7:07 PM
Sat, Feb 19 North Dakota * at Grand Forks, N.D. 7:07 PM

Conference record[edit]

WCHA school Record
Bemidji State
Minnesota State
Minnesota Duluth
North Dakota
Ohio State
St. Cloud State
Wisconsin

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Class
19 Bozek, Megan D 5-9 So.
16 Brausen, Bethany F 5-5 Fr.
9 Davis, Sarah F 5-4 Fr.
3 Downey, Samantha F 5-9 So.
4 Erickson, Sarah F 5-6 Jr.
6 Frischmann, Katie D 5-5 So.
27 Gillanders, Baylee D 5-11 Fr.
33 Grogan, Alyssa G 5-6 Jr.
7 Jalosuo, Mira D 6-0 So.
8 Kessel, Amanda F 5-6 Fr.
11 Kortum, Becky F 5-7 So.
18 Ludwigson, Nikki F 5-7 Jr.
1 Lura, Jenny G 5-8 Sr.
5 May, Laura F 5-9 Sr.
25 Rasmussen, Terra F 5-7 Sr.
41 Noora Raty G 5-4 So.
22 Schleper, Anne D 5-10 Jr.
24 Schoullis, Jen F 5-9 Sr.
2 Seeler, Kelly D 5-6 Jr.
12 Stenerson, Ashley F/D 5-5 Fr.
10 Terry, Kelly F 5-6 Fr.
21 Turgeon, Liz F 5-10 Fr.
17 West, Emily F 5-5 Sr.

Postseason[edit]

  • March 4: Amanda Kessel scored a hat trick in the semifinal of the 2011 WCHA Final Face-off as Minnesota defeated the defending NCAA champion Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs by a 4-2 tally.[12]

WCHA Final Faceoff[edit]

Date Description Location Opponent Score
Fri, Feb 25 WCHA First Rounds Ridder Arena Ohio State 4-2
Sat, Feb 26 WCHA First Rounds Ridder Arena Ohio State 3-2
Fri, Mar 04 WCHA FINAL FACEOFF semi-final Ridder Arena Minnesota-Duluth 4-2
Sat, Mar 05 WCHA FINAL FACEOFF championship Ridder Arena Wisconsin 4-5 (OT)[13]
Fri, Mar 11 to Sat, Mar 12 NCAA Regionals at Top Seeds
Fri, Mar 18 to Sun, Mar 20 NCAA Frozen Four at Erie, Pa.

NCAA regional match[edit]

The Golden Gophers participated in the regional matches of the 2011 NCAA Women's Division I Ice hockey Tournament. It was the first time that Boston College beat Minnesota in NCAA history.[14]

Date Time Teams Score Notes
March 12 1:00 pm ET Minnesota (26-9-2) at Boston College (23-6-6) Boston College, 4-1[15] Stack with two goals, Schaus with 31 saves

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Megan Bozek, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 23, 2011)[16]
  • Sarah Davis, WCHA Rookie of the Week, (Week of January 26, 2011)[17]
  • Amanda Kessel, WCHA Pre-Season Rookie of the Year[18]
  • Amanda Kessel, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of October 5)[19]
  • Amanda Kessel, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of December 15) [20]
  • Amanda Kessel, WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 7)
  • Noora Raty, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 27, 2010)
  • Anne Schleper, WCHA co-Offensive Players of the Week (Week of October 27, 2010)[7]
  • Kelly Terry, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of December 7) [21]

Postseason honors[edit]

WCHA First Team[edit]

WCHA Third team[edit]

  • Megan Bozek
  • Amanda Kessel

WCHA All-Rookie Team[edit]

  • Baylee Gillanders
  • Amanda Kessel
  • Kelly Terry

WCHA All-Academic Team[edit]

  • Megan Bozek
  • Samantha Downey
  • Sarah Erickson
  • Alyssa Grogan
  • Mira Jalosuo
  • Becky Kortum
  • Nikki Ludwigson
  • Jenny Lura
  • Noora Räty
  • Anne Schleper

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Six Gophers Named to U.S. Under-22 Team". Minnesota Golden Gophers. June 18, 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Frost Hires Joel Johnson as Assistant Coach". Minnesota Golden Gophers. June 18, 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Minnesota vs. University of Manitoba Box Score - Gophersports.com - Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Minnesota vs. Whitecaps Box Score - Gophersports.com - Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics
  5. ^ Gophers Open Season with 5-0 Win - Gophersports.com - Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics
  6. ^ Kessel and Raty Lead Gophers to 1-0 Win - Gophersports.com - Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics
  7. ^ a b c WCHA.com - UND's Lamoureux, UM's Schleper & Raty, MSU's Grogan Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
  8. ^ WCHA.com - Ohio State's Spooner, Minnesota Duluth's Fridfinnson, Wisconsin's Rigsby Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
  9. ^ WCHA.com - WCHA Game Recaps
  10. ^ http://www.wcha.com/women/presarch/201102/feb9wpw.pdf
  11. ^ Minnesota 3, Clarkson 0 - Gophersports.com - Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics
  12. ^ Kessel Nets Hat Trick to Send Team to Championship - Gophersports.com - Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics
  13. ^ Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Box Score - Gophersports.com - Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics
  14. ^ Women's Ice Hockey Defeats Minnesota, 4-1, Advances To Frozen Four - BOSTON COLLEGE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
  15. ^ Boston College heads to Frozen Four - NCAA.com
  16. ^ WCHA.com - Minnesota Duluth's Winberg, Minnesota's Bozek, Wisconsin's Packer Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
  17. ^ http://www.wcha.com/women/presarch/201101/jan26wpw.pdf
  18. ^ WCHA.com - League Head Coaches Select Defending National Champion Minnesota Duluth to Win WCHA in 2010-11
  19. ^ Tomcikova tabbed as Defensive Player of the Week - Bemidji State University Official Athletic Site
  20. ^ WCHA.com - Wisconsin's Ammerman and Rigsby, Minnesota's Kessel Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
  21. ^ WCHA.com - Minnesota Duluth's Irwin, St. Cloud State's Nixon, Minnesota's Terry Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
  22. ^ Kessel Named League's Rookie; Raty/Schelper First Team - Gophersports.com - Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics
  23. ^ American Hockey Coaches Association
  24. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/wis/genrel/auto_pdf/2010-11_Big_Ten_Sportsmanship.pdf