Women’s hockey vs. St. Cloud: Gophers win 7-0

Heidi Hanse

Third period: Minn 7, SCSU 0 Melanie Gagnon put the game at a distance with a goal assisted by Brittany Francis and Jaimie Horton. Minn 6, SCSU 0 Terra Rasmussen scored to increase the Gopher’s lead. Kelly Seeler and Sarah Erickson assisted on the goal. Only six players on the Gopher’s bench haven’t put up a point tonight, including Jocelyne Lamoureux. Minn 5, SCSU 0 Gigi Marvin scored her second goal of the game assisted by Rachael Drazan and Michelle Maunu four minutes after the last Minnesota goal. Minn 4, SCSU 0 Jen Schoullis scored on a power play four minutes into the period. It was assisted by Anne Schleper, her second of the night, and Monique Lamoureux. Second period: Minn 3, SCUS 0 Gigi Marvin scored with assists going to Kelly Seeler and Melanie Gagnon. The Gophers Minn 2, SCSU 0 Emily West scored her second goal of the game 25 seconds into the game with assist going to Anne Schleper. First period: Minn 1, SCSU 0 Emily West continues her point streak as she scored the first goal of the game on the power play, seventeen minutes into the period. It was assisted by Brittany Francis and Gigi Marvin. Minnesota has out shot the Huskies 13-5.

Pre-game:

This is an important game for Minnesota. If they win, they will still be in contention to win the regular season WCHA title. Wisconsin beat Bemidji State earlier today 3-0.

The game is in St. Cloud and tomorrow’s game is back in Minneapolis with the seniors honored before the game.

Alyssa Grogan is in net for the Gophers, keeping the same goalie rotation that Minnesota has had all season. Unless Brad Frost decides differently, we can expect Jenny Lura in net tomorrow. The line up looks similar to the past weekends.

In other news, Gigi Marvin and Michelle Maunu are repeat WCHA scholar-athletes. They are the only two athletes from both the men’s and women’s teams to be honored. For this honor the athlete must have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his or her overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at his or her present institution.