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2011–12 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Conference WCHA
Ranking
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 2
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 2
2011–12 Record
Head Coach Brad Frost
Arena Ridder Arena
Seasons
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers women's hockey team will represent the University of Minnesota in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Gophers won their third NCAA women's Frozen Four championship.

OffseasonEdit

News and notesEdit

  • August 19: USA Hockey announced today the members of the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete in the 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Tournament Series, Aug. 24-31, in Vierumäki, Finland. The 22-player roster includes two current University of Minnesota players in sophomore forward Amanda Kessel and Jen Schoullis.[2]

RecruitingEdit

Player Nationality Position Notes
Stephanie Anderson Flag of the United States United States Forward Played for the Minnesota Thoroughbreds
Rachel BonaFlag of the United States United StatesForwardPlayed at Coon Rapids High School
Meghan LorenceFlag of the United States United StatesForwardPlayed at Irondale High School
Rachel RamseyFlag of the United States United StatesDefensePlayed high school hockey at Minnetonka
Shyler SlettaFlag of the United States United StatesGoaltenderPlayed at New Prague High School

ExhibitionEdit

East-West showcaseEdit

  • All games will be contested at Ridder Arena
Date Opponent Time Score
Sept. 30 Union 7:07 pm CT
Oct. 1 Syracuse 7:07 pm CT

Regular seasonEdit

  • October 14: Jen Schoullis and Amanda Kessel, were named to the Team USA roster that will participate in the 2011 Four Nations Cup from Nov. 9-13 in Sweden. In addition, former Gophers player Gigi Marvin was named to the roster.[3]
  • October 16: The Gophers defeated the top ranked Wisconsin Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin by a 3-2 tally. It was the first loss for the Badgers since November 2010. In addition, the Gophers earned their first win at the Kohl Centre since 2007. [4]
AmandaKessel 201112GoldenGophers

Amanda Kessel was recognized as WCHA co-offensive Player of the Week. (Week of October 12)

  • November 18: Minnesota skater Amanda Kessel registered 5 points (including four goals[5])as the Golden Gophers defeated the New Hampshire Wildcats by an 11-0 tally. New Hampshire starting goalie Jenn Gilligan made 27 saves but allowed eight goals in two periods. She was replaced by Moe Bradley in the third period. Bradley stopped 11 of 14 shots as the Wildcats suffered their worst loss in the 35 year history of the program.[6]
  • November 19: Kessel earned her second hat trick of the series as the Gophers defeated New Hampshire by a 6-1 tally. Senior Jen Schoullis factored on every goal, as she tied the Gophers record for assists in a game with five. With three points in the first period, Schoullis also set a career record for points in a period.[7]

StandingsEdit

Conference Overall
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Minnesota 6 5 1 0 0 15 29 5 8 7 1 0 39 6
#1 Wisconsin 6 5 1 0 0 15 23 15 8 7 1 0 47 15
Ohio State 6 3 2 1 1 11 21 27 6 3 2 1 21 27
Bemidji State 4 2 1 1 0 7 20 12 8 5 1 2 33 15
#6 North Dakota 4 2 2 0 0 6 22 10 8 5 3 0 41 17
Minnesota State 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 10 8 4 4 0 27 27
#7 Minnesota-Duluth 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 10 6 3 3 0 26 20
St. Cloud State 6 0 6 0 0 0 5 37 8 1 7 0 10 40
Championship:
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Current rankings: USCHO.com Division I women's poll

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Time Score
Oct. 7 St. Cloud State 6:07 p.m. CT 6-0
Oct. 8 St. Cloud State 4:07 p.m. CT 8-0
10/14/11 at Wisconsin 7:07 p.m. 2-3
10/16/11 at Wisconsin 2:07 p.m. 3-2
10/20/11 vs. Minnesota State 7:07 p.m. 3-0
10/21/11 vs. Minnesota State 6:07 p.m. 7-0
10/28/11 at Bemidji St 7:07 p.m. 4-1
10/29/11 at Bemidji St 7:07 p.m. 1-2
11/04/11 vs. Minnesota Duluth 6:07 p.m. 4-1
11/05/11 vs. Minnesota Duluth 4:07 p.m. 3-2
11/18/11 vs. New Hampshire 6:07 p.m. 11-0
11/19/11 vs. New Hampshire 4:07 p.m. 6-1
11/26/11 at Harvard 2:00 p.m. 2-1
11/27/11 at Harvard 2:00 p.m.
12/02/11 at North Dakota 7:07 p.m.
12/03/11 at North Dakota 7:07 p.m.
12/10/11 vs. Ohio State 2:07 p.m.
12/11/11 vs. Ohio State 2:07 p.m.
01/06/12 vs. Wisconsin 7:07 p.m.
01/07/12 vs. Wisconsin 4:07 p.m.
01/13/12 at Minnesota Duluth 7:07 p.m.
01/14/12 at Minnesota Duluth 7:07 p.m.
01/20/12 vs. Bemidji St 6:07 p.m.
01/21/12 vs. Bemidji St 4:07 p.m.
01/27/12 at Minnesota State 7:07 p.m.
01/28/12 at Minnesota State 3:07 p.m.
02/03/12 at St. Cloud State 7:07 p.m.
02/04/12 at St. Cloud State 2:07 p.m.
02/10/12 at Ohio State 7:07 p.m.
02/11/12 at Ohio State 4:07 p.m.
02/17/12 vs. North Dakota 6:07 p.m.
02/18/12 vs. North Dakota 4:07 p.m.

RosterEdit

Number Name Position HeightClass
28Stephanie AndersonF5-9Fr
15Rachel BonaF5-5Fr
19Megan BozekD5-9Jr
16Bethany BrausenF5-5So
9Sarah DavisF5-4So
3Samantha DowneyF5-9Jr
4Sarah EricksonF5-6Sr
6Katie FrischmannD5-5Jr
27Baylee GillandersD5-11So
33Alyssa GroganG5-6Sr
7Mira JalosuoD6-0Jr
8Amanda KesselF5-6So
11Becky KortumF5-7Jr
20Meghan LorenceF5-7Fr
18Nikki LudwigsonF5-7Sr
5Rachel RamseyD Fr
41Noora RatyG 5-5Jr
22Anne SchleperD 5-10Sr
24Jen SchoullisF 5-9Sr
2Kelly SeelerD5-6Sr
31Shyler SlettaG5-5Fr
12Ashley StenersonF5-5So
10Kelly TerryF5-6So
17Emily WestF5-5Sr

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Rachael Bona, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of January 23, 2012)[8]
  • Megan Bozek, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of December 7, 2011)[9]
  • Alyssa Grogan, Nominee, 2012 Hockey Humanitarian Award [10]
  • Amanda Kessel, WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Week of October 12, 2011)[11]
  • Amanda Kessel, WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Week of November 21, 2011)[12]
  • Amanda Kessel, WCHA Player of the Week (Week of February 8, 2012)[13]
  • Noora Raty, WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of November 8, 2011)[14]
  • Emily West, WCHA Player of the Week (Week of February 1, 2012)[15]

Postseason awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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