Gopher Women Dominate Huskies
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Seven Gophers got on the score sheet and Amanda Leveille earned an 18-save shutout as the No. 3 University of Minnesota women's hockey team skated to a 7-0 win over St. Cloud State at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Friday afternoon.
With the win, head coach Brad Frost surpassed Laura Halldorson as the winningest coach in Gopher women's hockey history. In his ninth season leading the Gophers, Frost's coaching record now stands at 279-44-21 while Halldorson posted a career record of 278-67-22 from 1997-98 to 2006-07.
The line of Sarah Potomak, Dani Cameranesi, and Hannah Brandt led Minnesota (21-3-0, 16-3-0 WCHA) against the Huskies as the trio combined for 12 points. Potomak led all players with five points on two goals and three assists, while Cameranesi had four points (one goal, three assists), and Brandt had a three-point night (one goal, two assists) in her return to the lineup after missing four games.
Kelly Pannek added three points on a goal and two assists, and defensemen Kelsey Cline (one goal, two assists) and Sophie Skarzynski (two assists) also had multi-point games for the Maroon & Gold.
Leveille earned her 27th career shutout and her 85th career win (85-8-4) with 18 saves, and Minnesota outshot the Huskies, 33-18. St. Cloud State (11-10-3, 7-9-3-3 WCHA) received 26 saves from goaltender Katie Fitzgerald.
The Gophers and Huskies wrap up this weekend's series at 3 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon in St. Cloud.