Women’s Hockey vs. North Dakota, Saturday: Gophers win 5-0

Heidi Hanse

3rd: North Dakota got a power play with a minute left and pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 advantage. They were unable to put the puck in the net, but Gigi Marvin was. She scored an empty netter with 18 seconds left in the game to end the game at 5-0. 2nd: The Gophers have gotten better as the weekend has gone on and the second period of this game is no exception. Monique Lamoureux put the puck in the net but it was waived off because her sister was in the crease. Sarah Erickson got the goal back a minute later as she shot and put her own rebound away. Later, on a penalty kill, Melanie Gagnon passed to Kelly Seeler, who took a slap shot at the blue line. The rebound was grabbed by Jocelyne Lamoureux to make the score 3-0. To keep her streak alive, Emily West earned a breakaway and put the puck through the goalie’s five hole to end the period. Around the WCHA: Wisconsin came back to tie the game 3-3 against Minnesota State with no scoring in overtime. The Badgers did win the shootout, earning an extra point. However, the game is considered a tie nationally.

1st:

The only change to the Gopher’s line-up is Michelle Maunu is out and Alexandra Zebro is in on the blue line. Here’s what the line-up looks like:

West-Schoullis-Marvin
Francis-J. Lamoureux-M. Lamoureux
Rasmussen-Erickson-Blankenship
May-Horton-Jones
Gagnon-Seeler
Drazan-Zebro
Schleper-Willey

Lura is in net for Minnesota after Grogan got the win last night.

Minnesota had a goal waived off already at the end of one of their power plays but Jocelyne Lamoureux made up for it by scoring off a deflection in front of the net. Melanie Gagnon kicked the puck to Monique Lamoureux and both picked up an assist.

The pace of the game has been better than last night as Minnesota looks sharper and has made complete passes. The Gophers have outshot North Dakota 15-5.

Wisconsin beat Minnesota State 8-1 last night to keep one point between the Gophers and Badgers. However, Minnesota State is beating Wisconsin 3-2 at the start of the this period. If the Badgers loose tonight and Minnesota wins, three points will separate the top teams in the WCHA going into the final series of the season.