Women’s hockey adds Syracuse transfer

by Charlie Armitz

The Gophers women's hockey team has added Jordyn Burns, a sophomore transfer from Syracuse, to its already loaded roster, the team announced Friday.

Burns had two goals and eight assists while playing all 35 games for the Orange last season. Syracuse finished 1-8 in the College Hockey America conference (10-22 overall), and it lost to the Gophers 4-0 in the teams' only meeting.

"We are very excited to have Jordyn join the Gopher Family," head coach Brad Frost said in a release. "She is a smooth-skating player who has the ability to play both forward and defense for us. We look forward to having her be a part of our team as we try to repeat as national champions."

Burns graduated from Benilde St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park, Minn, in 2011. There, she helped her team win four conference titles while making the all-conference team three times and all-state once. She had 15 goals and 22 assists her senior year.

The Gophers won the national title last season for the first time since 2005. They graduated two of their top goal-scorers but return goalie Noora Räty, who was named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four.