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2009–10 Minnesota Golden Gophers
WCHA regular season champions
NCAA Frozen Four, Lost semifinals, 2-3 vs. Minnesota Duluth
Conference WCHA
Ranking
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 2
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 2
2009–10 Record 3-1-0
Head Coach Brad Frost
Captain Michelle Maunu
Alternate captains Brittany Francis,, Terra Rasmussen and Emily West
Arena Ridder Arena
Seasons
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The 2009–10 Minnesota Golden Gophers women's hockey team will represent the University of Minnesota in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's hockey season. The Golden Gophers will be coached by Brad Frost and play their home games at Ridder Arena. The University of Minnesota will host the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Ice hockey Tournament's championship game on March 21, 2010 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. It will mark the third time that Minneapolis is hosting the Frozen Four.[1] The Golden Gophers are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and will attempt to win their fourth NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship

OffseasonEdit

  • Samantha Downey (Hermantown, Minn.) and Katie Frischmann (Rochester, Minn.) will join the Golden Gopher program for the upcoming season. The two additions close out the Gopher freshman recruiting class for the 2009-2010 campaign, which also includes Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Becky Kortum (Minnetonka, Minn.), Mira Jalosuo (Lieksa, Finland) and Noora Räty (Espoo, Finland).

Downey joins the Gopher program after a successful senior year with Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall. She was an all-state honoree in 2008-09, and broke the school record with 37 goals and 74 points. She helped the Mirage to a 20-7-1 record.[2]

Katie Frischmann, is a 5-5 defenseman, has received an acceptance of admission into the university. She played with the Minnesota Thoroughbreds for three years. In her senior year, Frischmann was a captain for a team that went 33-25-5. Along with her accomplishments on the ice, Frischmann was a four-year letterwinner in the soccer and a three-year letterwinner in lacrosse.

  • August 24: Three former Golden Gophers hockey players made the United States National Team roster. Natalie Darwitz, Rachael Drazan and Gigi Marvin will compete with Team USA as they prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics. In all, 23 players were named to the team, while 21 advance as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team and a chance at a gold medal.[3]
  • September 9: The WCHA announced that Golden Gophers goaltender Alyssa Grogan, defenseman Anne Schleper and forward Emily West have been named as WCHA All-Stars. The three Gophers are among 22 players from the conference to face the 2009-10 U.S Women’s National Team in St. Paul, Minn.[4]

Regular seasonEdit

  • October 5: The Minnesota Golden Gophers women’s hockey team was ranked No. 2 in the country. The USCHO.com officials revealed it in their first Top-10 Women’s Hockey Poll of the season. Minnesota accumulated 139 points and six first-place nods.[5]
  • Tuesday, January 12: The Golden Gophers played an exhibition game against the United States women’s Olympic hockey team at Ridder Arena. The US team beat the Gophers by a score of 8-5.[6] Team USA outshot the Golden Gophers, 56-21.
  • February 28: Incoming Gophers freshman, Bethany Brausen, a senior forward at Roseville Area High School, has won the 15th annual Ms. Hockey Award by Let's Play Hockey newspaper.[7] Brausen became the third player from Roseville to be named Ms. Hockey/ The first was Winny Brodt, while the second was former Golden Gopher Ronda Curtin.[8]

StandingsEdit

Conference Overall
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 22 17 2 3 3 40 79 29 28 21 3 4 93 34
Minnesota-Duluth 22 15 5 2 1 33 68 42 28 19 7 2 88 57
Wisconsin 22 12 9 1 0 25 63 49 28 15 10 3 81 61
Bemidji State 22 7 8 7 3 24 41 48 28 8 13 7 50 70
St. Cloud State 22 8 10 4 3 23 49 61 28 11 11 6 70 81
Ohio State 22 10 10 2 0 22 70 71 28 13 11 4 91 84
Minnesota State 22 2 15 5 3 12 36 74 26 4 17 5 45 87
North Dakota 22 4 16 2 0 10 31 63 26 5 17 4 45 74

RosterEdit

Number Name Position Height Class
1 Jenny Lura Goaltender 5-8 Junior
2 Kelly Seeler Defence 5-6 Sophomore
3 Samantha Downey Forward 5-9 Freshman
4 Sarah Erickson Forward 5-6 Sophomore
5 Laura May Forward 5-8 Junior
6 Katie Frischmann Forward/Defence 5-5 Freshman
7 Kelli Blankenship Forward 5-6 Senior
8 Mira Jalosuo Defense 6-0 Freshman
9 Jaimie Horton Forward 5-7 Senior
10 Brittany Francis Forward 5-7 Senior
11 Becky Kortum Forward 5-7 Freshman
14 Chelsey Jones Forward 5-8 Senior
17 Emily West Forward 5-5 Junior
18 Nikki Ludwigson Forward 5-7 Sophomore
19 Megan Bozek Defence 5-9 Freshman
20 Alexandra Zebro Defence 6-0 Senior
22 Anne Schieper Defence 5-10 Sophomore
24 Jen Schoullis Forward 5-9 Junior
25 Terra Rasmussen Forward 5-7 Junior
26 Michelle Maunu Defence 5-6 Senior
31 Alyssa Grogan Goaltender 5-6 Sophomore
41 Noora Raty Goaltender 5-4 Freshman
[9]

ScheduleEdit

Date Location Opponent Score Record
Oct. 2 Ridder Arena Syracuse 4-3[10] 1-0-0
Oct. 4 Ridder Arena Syracuse 4-1[11] 2-0-0
Oct. 9 Columbus, OH Ohio State 6-5[12] 3-0-0
Oct. 10 Columbus, OH Ohio State 6-1[13] 4-0-0
Oct. 16 Ridder Arena Minnesota Duluth 3-1[14] 5-0-0
Oct. 17 Ridder Arena Minnesota Duluth 3-0[15] 6-0-0
Oct. 23 St. Cloud, MN St. Cloud State 4-0[16] 7-0-0
Oct. 24 Ridder Arena St. Cloud State 7-0[17] 8-0-0
Oct. 30 Madison, WI Wisconsin 2-4 8-1-0
Nov. 1 Madison, WI Wisconsin 2-5 8-2-0
Nov. 13 Mankato, MN Minnesota State 4-1 9-2-0
Nov. 14 Mankato, MN Minnesota State 1-1 9-2-1
Nov. 20 Ridder Arena Bemidji State 4-2 10-2-1
Nov. 21 Ridder Arena Bemidji State 3-1 11-2-1
Nov. 27 Ridder Arena Clarkson 4-0 12-2-1
Nov. 28 Ridder Arena Clarkson 2-0 13-2-1
Dec. 4 Cambridge, MA Harvard 0-1 13-3-1
Dec. 5 Cambridge, MA Harvard 0-0 13-3-2
Dec. 12 Grand Forks, N.D. North Dakota 3-1 14-3-2
Dec. 13 Grand Forks, N.D. North Dakota 5-0 15-3-2
Jan. 8 Ridder Arena Ohio State 5-2 16-3-2
Jan. 9 Ridder Arena Ohio State 6-0 17-3-2
Jan. 15 Bemidji, MN Bemidji State 1-1 17-3-3
Jan. 16 Bemidji, MN Bemidji State 1-1 17-3-4
Jan. 22 Ridder Arena North Dakota 3-0 18-3-4
Jan. 23 Ridder Arena North Dakota 2-0 19-3-4
Jan. 29 Ridder Arena Minnesota State 4-2 20-3-4
Jan. 30 Ridder Arena Minnesota State 4-1 21-3-4
Feb. 5 Duluth, MN Minnesota Duluth 1-3 21-4-4
Feb. 6 Duluth, MN Minnesota Duluth 0-3 21-5-4
Feb. 12 Ridder Arena St. Cloud State 2-2 21-5-5
Feb. 13 St. Cloud, MN St. Cloud State 3-6 21-6-5
Feb. 19 Ridder Arena Wisconsin 3-4 21-7-5
Feb. 20 Ridder Arena Wisconsin 3-2 22-7-5
[18]
= Indicates team leader

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Player Games Goals Assists Points Points/game PIM GWG PPG SHG
Emily West 38 23 23 46 1.2105 62 10 4 3
Sarah Erickson40 18 22 40 1.0000 32 2 5 0
Brittany Francis40 13 25 38 0.9500 26 1 7 0
Anne Schleper40 12 20 32 0.8000 46 2 7 0
Laura May40 12 12 24 0.6000 16 3 3 1
Megan Bozek40 6 18 24 0.6000 40 1 6 0
Chelsey Jones40 11 9 20 0.5000 24 3 2 1
Kelli Blankenship 37 9 10 19 0.5135 32 0 1 0
Terra Rasmussen 39 9 8 17 0.4359 26 3 1 0
Becky Kortum40 4 10 14 0.3500 28 0 0 0
Kelly Seeler40 3 11 14 0.3500 86 0 2 0
Alexandra Zebro 35 1 7 8 0.2286 26 0 0 0
Samantha Downey40 4 2 6 0.1500 12 1 1 0
Mira Jalosuo 36 1 5 6 0.1667 14 0 0 0
Michelle Maunu40 0 4 4 0.1000 22 0 0 0
Jaimie Horton40 1 2 3 0.0750 8 0 0 0
Noora Raty26 0 3 3 0.1154 0 0 0 0
Katie Frischmann40 2 0 2 0.0500 4 0 0 0
Alyssa Grogan 13 0 1 1 0.0769 2 0 0 0
Nikki Ludwigson40 0 1 1 0.0250 4 0 0 0
Jenny Lura 3 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
[19]

GoaltendersEdit

Player Games Wins Losses Ties Goals against Minutes GAA Shutouts Saves Save %
Noora Raty26 18 4 4 36 1624 1.3303 7 663 .948
Alyssa Grogan 13 8 3 1 29 738 2.3574 2 249 .896
Jenny Lura 3 0 2 0 8 129 3.7291 0 37 .822

PostseasonEdit

  • February 27: After 3 hours and 47 minutes, Emily West scored at 1:16 of triple overtime to eliminate the MSU-Mankato Mavericks.[20]

WCHA PlayoffsEdit

Date Location Opponent Score Notes
Feb. 26 Ridder Arena MSU-Mankato 8-5 May and Kortum get 3 points each[21]
Feb. 27 Ridder Arena MSU-Mankato 4-3 (3 OT) Emily West gets the game winner

WCHA Final FaceoffEdit

  • March 7: The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-2 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis to win the WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF playoff championship. It is the Bulldogs fifth WCHA playoff championship. This was their first postseason victory over the Golden Gophers since 2003. In addition, the Bulldogs lost three previous league playoff games against the Gophers at Ridder Arena. [22]
Date Location Opponent Score Notes
March 6 Ridder Arena Ohio State 5-4 (2 OT) Laura May scored the game winning goal
March 7 Ridder Arena Minnesota Duluth

NCAA hockey tournamentEdit

  • March 8: Two teams from the WCHA will compete for the 10th NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The University of Minnesota will be the host school for the 2010 Frozen Four, to be held March 19 and 21 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. WCHA Tournament champion University of Minnesota Duluth, and at-large selection Minnesota will be two of eight competing teams. The Golden Gophers (25-8-5) are the number 3 seed, and will host the Clarkson Golden Eagles (23-11-5), on March 13 at 4:00 pm central standard time.
  • March 13: Emily West scored the game winning goal in overtime as the Golden Gophers defeated Clarkson and earned a trip to the Frozen Four. The final score was 3-2 in overtime.[23]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Kelli Blankenship, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[24]
  • Chelsey Jones, WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of October 5)[25]
  • Sarah Erickson, WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of October 12)[26]
  • Sarah Erickson, Minnesota, WCHA Player of the Week (Week of January 11)
  • Noora Räty, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 19)[27]
  • Noora Räty, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of October 26)[28]
  • Noora Räty, WCHA Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Week of December 7)[29]
  • Noora Raty, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 25)[30]
  • Noora Räty, Patty Kazmaier Award nominee[31]
  • Noora Raty, WCHA Goaltending Champion
  • Anne Schleper, Patty Kazmaier Award nominee[32]
  • Anne Schleper, WCHA Defensive Player of the Year[33]
  • Emily West, Patty Kazmaier Award nominee[34]

All-WCHA TeamEdit

  • Noora Raty, G, All-WCHA First Team
  • Anne Schleper, D, All-WCHA First Team
  • Emily West, F, All-WCHA First Team
  • Noora Raty, WCHA All-Rookie Team

All-America selectionsEdit

  • Noora Raty, 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America First Team[35]
  • Anne Schleper, 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America First Team

PostseasonEdit

  • April 26: Golden Goldy Award (an award gala held each year to celebrate the University's athletic achievements)
    • Noora Raty earned a Golden Goldy Award as the University’s Female Rookie of the Year
    • Anne Schleper also earned a Golden Goldy Award. She was honored as the Female Breakthrough Athlete[36]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=38864&SPID=3323&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=3744328
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  11. http://suathletics.syr.edu/news/2009/10/4/WICE_1004091730.aspx
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  35. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009%E2%80%9310_NCAA_Division_I_women%27s_ice_hockey_season#All-America_honors
  36. Raty and Schleper Earn Department Honors. Minnesota Golden Gophers (April 26, 2010). Retrieved on 25 June 2010.


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