Gophers Win Another Shootout over North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Gophersports.com) – Sarah Potomak led Minnesota with two points as the Gopher women's hockey team recorded its second-straight 2-2 overtime tie with North Dakota.
The Gophers picked up an extra point in the WCHA standings with a 2-1 shootout win in the Saturday game.
"It was another hard-fought game, and it was good to come out with the shootout win," head coach Brad Frost said. "I'm proud of our skaters in particular, coming back from being down a goal again in the third period and finding a way to tie that thing up. Hanging on to get that shootout win on the road was really important for us on the road. Four of six points, we were hoping for more, but at the same time, we got some points on the road and that's good."
Minnesota returns home to Ridder Arena to host Bemidji State next weekend as the Gophers and Beavers will face off for the second time this season. Puck drop is set for 2:07 p.m. CT both Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27.
The Gophers' annual Teddy Bear Toss is scheduled for Sunday; fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animals to donate to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital by throwing the stuffed animals on the ice when the first Gopher goal is scored. In addition to Sunday's Teddy Bear Toss, the Gophers are holding Faculty & Staff Appreciation weekend for University of Minnesota employees during the series with BSU.