Found March 07, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota women's hockey team dominated the regular season, going a perfect 36-0. Now, the Gophers are dominating postseason awards as well. Senior Megan Bozek, senior goalie Noora Raty and junior forward Amanda Kessel on Thursday were named the three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the best player in women's college hockey. It's the first time in the award's 16-year history that one school produced all three finalists. "Each of these three young women embodies what this prestigious award represents because they are great players on the ice and outstanding individuals off the ice," Minnesota coach Brad Frost said in a statement. All three players had integral roles on the Gophers team that has set an NCAA record for longest winning streak. Kessel, whose brother Phil plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs, led all Division I players in scoring with 94 points (43 goals, 51 assists). She averaged ...

Hollins on Hollins: We know he can shoot

MINNEAPOLIS During Wednesday's loss to Nebraska, the Minnesota men's basketball team didn't get any scoring from senior Rodney Williams, junior Austin Hollins or sophomore Joe Coleman. The trio, normally among the Gophers' leaders on offense, was a combined 0-for-9 from the floor as Minnesota fell 53-51 on the road to the Cornhuskers.Hollins' scoreless night...

Ohio St. 58, Minnesota 47

Tayler Hill scored 25 points to help Ohio State beat Minnesota 58-47 on Thursday in the opening round of the Big Ten Conference tournament. Ashley Adams added 14 points and eight rebounds for the ninth-seeded Buckeyes (18-12), who advanced to face top-seeded and eighth-ranked Penn State in the quarterfinals Friday. Rachel Banham had 20 points, including four 3-pointers, for the...

We get what we deserve: On Minnesota sports, fans, media, and the monster we created.

The Golden Gophers, as you probably know, dropped another winnable game to a bad Nebraska team. In what is now an annual tradition, another Minnesota sports team is failing when it matters most. It has become a right of passage for Minnesota fans to get their hopes up only to be let down. The eventual [...]

Three Finalists Named for 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

 I suppose all you are shocked that all three finalists came from the University of Minnesota. This appears to be more political than the Hobey Baker Memorial Award voting. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Senior defenseman Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), junior forward Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.) and senior goaltender Noora Räty (Espoo, Finland), all of the University of Minnesota...

Gophers get past Beavers

Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bemidji, Minnesota – This weekend, is the last time the Gophers will ever play the Bemidji State Beavers as members of the WCHA, ever. Two summers ago, the college hockey landscape changed forever. That discussion, however, is for another day. Next season, the Gophers will come back to play the Beavers...
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